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Our animation: Children can do a lot

For the last couple of years, the Rejuvenate programme has been hosting conversations for practitioners and researchers to reflect on child and youth rights and participation, alongside building a living […]

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Uncertainty: Child and Youth Rights and Participation

The sixth Rejuvenate dialogue was held on 15th September 2022. Six panellists working across contexts and themes joined the Rejuvenate team on a discussion on uncertainty and it’s intersection with […]

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Building Girls’ Power: Perspectives on theory and practice in working with adolescent girls

‘Building Girls’ Power’ is part of a multi-year project to document and amplify the theories and practices of political girls’ work. This publication offers three perspectives on how to centre […]

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Radical school spaces for climate action

Climate youth protests have highlighted the radical space of the streets. As many students cannot participate in such action, we ask what a radical space of schooling might look like […]

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Bringing embodiment into work with girls

Embodiment: ‘individuals’ lived experiences in their bodies as they engage with the world’ Considering embodiment in work with girls can help us to understand the effects of gendered oppression, as […]

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Youth and the Mystery Wall

Phil Frampton writes about the crucial importance of teenagers’ collective empowerment from the perspective of his experiences of living in care in England. He expands on this argument by setting […]

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The Concerned for Working Children

The Concerned for Working Children is a not-for-profit secular, democratic development agency based in Bengaluru, India. Active since the late 1970s, they were one of the first organisations in India to […]

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Petition by Working Adolescents: Demanding attention and child-rights friendly response from the State On the 29th April 2021, the eve of National Child Labour Day, India

Working children and adolescents from eight states of India came together to discuss their rights, voice their demands and flag their aspirations at a national event to commemorate 30 years […]

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Joint declaration of the movements of children and adolescent workers in the light of ILO’s 5th Global conference on Child Labour

The Joint Declaration of the movements of children and adolescent workers was put together by the working children and adolescents of Latin America, Africa and Asia to assert their rights, […]

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Young Voices National Report: Submission to the Task Force examining age of marriage and other concerns, July 2020

In 2020, the Ministry of Women and Child Development of Government of India set up a Task Force to examine matters pertaining to the age of motherhood, particularly maternal mortality […]

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Claiming Citizenship: Case Studies of Adolescents Participating in Governance in South Asia

This study documents selected UNICEF South Asia and partner good practices in advancing adolescent participation in governance across local and national initiatives in India, Nepal and Bhutan. It also highlights […]

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Mobile Arts for Peace

Mobile Arts for Peace is a four-year international, multi-disciplinary project which provides a comparative approach on the use of interdisciplinary arts-based practices for peacebuilding in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Indonesia and Nepal. It […]

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Gender in Child and Youth Rights

The fifth Rejuvenate dialogue was held on 19th July 2022. Five panellists working across contexts and themes joined the Rejuvenate team on a discussion on gender in child and youth […]

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Dialogue: Uncertainty: Child and youth rights and participation

Read our summary report and watch the recording below: Date and time: Thursday 15th September 12:30pm-2pm UK Time Young people do not necessarily view uncertainty in their lives as negative, […]

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Child Rights: Through Covid and into Recovery – New and Changing Norms

The series of Rejuvenate dialogues are intended to foster discussion and debate across a community of practitioners working on child and youth rights. In January 2022, we focused on how […]

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Dialogue: Gender in child and youth rights

Read our summary report and watch the recording below. Date: Tuesday 19th July Time: 1pm – 2pm UK Time Zoom registration link: https://bit.ly/3yICejB Join us for our next Rejuvenate dialogue […]

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Mind Of My Own

Mind Of My Own develops trusted digital participation tools for children’s services and schools. Mind Of My Own designs and conscientiously co-produces apps with young people for young people. They […]

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Serving vulnerable children and youth in local communities: Lessons from Ethiopia

Inspired by an opportunity to address the urgent needs of vulnerable children in Ethiopia, CHADET was set up in 1995 to develop projects focused on vulnerable children such as orphans, […]

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Child Rights Connect

Child Rights Connect is an independent, non-profit network made up of more than 85 national, regional, and international organisations. Child Rights Connect was initially set up in 1983 as the […]

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Evidencing Participatory Child Rights Work

The impetus for this dialogue came out our first Rejuvenate working paper – which formed the basis of our living archive. In the paper, we tried to map the people, […]

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Creative Praxis and Working with Children and Young People

The series of Rejuvenate dialogues are intended to foster discussion and debate across a community of practitioners working on child and youth rights. Dialogue three explored the transformative capacity of […]

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Terre des hommes

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Through their health, protection and emergency relief programmes, they provide assistance to over four million children and their […]

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#CovidUnder19

In April 2020, Terre des hommes (Tdh) launched the #CovidUnder19 initiative by mobilising a group of young people, child rights activists, civil society organisations and UN stakeholders. The initiative set […]

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The Rights Studio

The Rights Studio is a new creative hub for people and organisations to engage on rights issues affecting children, young people and future generations through the arts and other creative […]

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Planet Divoc-91

This project encourages the use of creative methodologies that are steered by young people themselves while bridging global and intergenerational divides through storytelling and creativity.  PLANET DIVOC-91 is a nine-part […]

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COVID-19 Discussion Paper: Youth & the COVID-19 Crisis in Conflict-Affected Contexts

For almost a decade, Search for Common Ground (Search) has co-led the global coalition on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) to increase young people’s role as collaborative political and peacebuilding […]

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Resilient Youth in Stressed Environments (RYSE)

Resilient Youth in Stressed Environments (RYSE) is a 5-year multinational research project that explores patterns of resilience among young people in changing environments. Research sites include communities involved in oil […]

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Rise Up

Rise Up activates women and girls to transform their lives, families and communities for a more just and equitable world through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements. […]

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Networks for Change and Well-being: Girl-led ‘From the Ground Up’ Policy Making to Address Sexual Violence in Canada and South Africa

The Networks for Change and Wellbeing project draws on methods and approaches to learning ‘from the ground up’ (digital story-telling, participatory video, cellphilms, drawing and mapping, along with social media) […]

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Purposeful

Purposeful is an Africa-rooted global hub for girls’ organising and activism. They believe that another world is not only possible, it is already being built right here and now, in […]

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Equal Community Foundation

Equal Community Foundation (ECF) supports adolescent boys in becoming gender equitable adults. Their programmes facilitate change through development and implementation of awareness building, behaviour change programmes, research and strengthening networks. […]

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Breakthrough

Breakthrough was a small human rights organisation when they released an album, Mann Ke Manjeere. The album led to the creation of a music video, which turned into a campaign. […]

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Dialogue: Evidencing participatory child rights work

Read our summary report and watch the recording below. Original invitation: Wednesday 18th May 1pm-2pm (UK Time) Zoom registration: https://bit.ly/3N4X8Op We’re delighted to invite you to our next virtual dialogue. […]

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The invisible role of ‘time’ in realising girls’ right to education

Rachel Booth reflects on the time and space needed for girls’ eduction projects to thrive

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Rumah Sekolah

In Indonesia, during the COVID-19 pandemic, children experienced significant learning loss as the result of school closure. Furthermore, health issues, reduced economic opportunity, and parents’ inability to continue remote learning […]

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Youth participation in fighting the ‘other pandemic’

Gender-based violence (GBV) remains a concerning human rights issue globally that research shows had reached pandemic proportions before the Covid-19 outbreak. GBV cases are alarmingly high globally, even among adolescents. […]

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Dialogue: Creative praxis and working with children and young people

Read our summary report here. You can watch the dialogue on YouTube below: Date: 23 February 2022 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 UK time Platform: Zoom Event Registration: https://bit.ly/3KbKgFC As part […]

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Children’s Rights Innovation Fund (CRif)

The Children’s Rights Innovation Fund (CRif) is a grant-making fund and donor learning community. They aim to reinvigorate and transform the global children’s rights field by building power with youth […]

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Using child rights framework as a tool for gender backlash

On 19th July 2020 activist Rehana Fathima uploaded a video on social media showing her son (14) and daughter (8) painting a phoenix on her naked upper body. The video […]

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Dialogue: Child rights: through Covid and into recovery – new and changing norms

If you missed our dialogue, you can watch the summary report and recording here: ————————————————- Date: 12 January 2022 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 UK time Platform: Zoom Event Registration: https://bit.ly/3K5lGWR […]

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Responding and Reflecting on Child Rights

The series of Rejuvenate dialogues are intended to foster debate across a community of practice working on child and youth rights. Our first dialogue examined the principles that can help […]

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Speaking youth to power at COP26

November 5th was Youth Day at COP26, happening in Glasgow, UK. Early last week, the conference officially started with country delegations, businesses, civil society and young people converging at what […]

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Disrupting adultism in the climate change conversation

This week’s news and social media feeds are filled with images of world leaders and protesters attending COP26 in Glasgow, many recognising the significant role that young people have played […]

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Think piece: Tanzanian children’s experience of violence – implications for practice and programming

This think piece explores the implications for programming of a piece of research that explored with children their experience of harm in school settings and started to investigate whether punitive practices […]

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Register for CIRCY webinar: Changing childhoods in Africa

Join colleagues at Sussex University for the following Online Seminar hosted by the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY). Date: Thursday 18th November 2021 Time: 2-4 pm (UK […]

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Pledge a Pad

Pledge a Pad is a youth-led organisation based at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. A group of students founded the organisation in 2010 to address the lack of menstrual […]

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UNGEI Case Study Summary: The Role of Girls’ Education in Pendekezo Letu’s Interventions in Nairobi

Pendekezo Letu (PKL) works to strengthen the entire environment in which street girls exist: the legal system, community structures, schools, families and the girls themselves. Their programmes are based in […]

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Tanzanian students’ experience of safety and inclusion in school

The project seeks to review the literature on social norms theory and use it to inform an innovative research design that adopts the Theory U process (Scharmer, 2012). The project […]

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Citizens 4 Change

Citizens 4 Change (C4C) is a social lab that seeks to understand and resolve the complex social challenge of violence against children by using the “wisdom of the crowd” approach […]

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Improving Justice in Child Contact: Participation Toolkit

This toolkit was produced as part of the Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC) project, which ran from November 2018 – January 2021. The toolkit complements wider resources on rights-centred […]

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¿Cuál es la verdad?

This project focuses on Quibdó, the capital of Chocó in the Colombian Pacific: a remote area disproportionately affected by armed conflict and home to mainly Afro-Colombian and indigenous populations who […]

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Global Philanthropy Project

Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) is a collaboration of funders and philanthropic advisors working to expand global philanthropic support. They aim to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, […]

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Participatory digital methodologies with marginalised young people in “fragile” contexts. A case study from Colombia during the COVID-19 pandemic

This briefing is linked to the research project ¿Cuál es la verdad?. The project brought together young people, researchers from Colombia and the United Kingdom, artists, educators and Civil Society […]

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Elevate Children Funders Group

Established in 2011, Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG) is the leading global network of funders focused exclusively on the wellbeing and rights of children and youth. ECFG currently has 19 […]

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Manufacturing Moral Panic: Weaponizing Children to Undermine Gender Justice and Human Rights

Summary This report is about how faith-based, gender-restrictive groups are using children and child protection rhetoric to manufacture moral panic and mobilise it against human rights related to gender justice, […]

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Dialogue: Responding and reflecting on child rights

Read our summary report here. Lead by a team at IDS and UHI, the goal of the Rejuvenate project is to re-energise the field of child and youth rights in […]

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inHive Global

inHive supports alumni network building. They aim to give young people from low-resourced communities and experiencing various forms of marginalisation access to social capital in forms of connections, relationships, and […]

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Moving Towards Children as Partners in Child Protection in COVID-19 Guide: From Participation to Partnerships

The ‘Moving Towards Children as Partners in Child Protection in COVID-19 Guide: From Participation to Partnerships’ offers quick tips and tools and adaptations to common tools to start engaging with […]

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An Africa fit for children

On June 16, 1976, about ten thousand school children in Soweto, South Africa marched in protest of the poor quality of education they received from their government. The protest which […]

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Unlikely networks: Driving accountability through grassroot youth voices

When development practitioners speak of accountability, they often envision a linear, time-bound set of processes and systems that are required to drive transparency. But the times are different now, there […]

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Collective impact: Children and young people as partners in social change projects

Children and youth participation is central to achieving sustainable development. However, there are several factors to consider for engaging young people in social change projects, especially in countries vulnerable to […]

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Shifting the Field: Philanthropy’s role in strengthening child- and youth-led community rooted groups

In 2019, Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG) commissioned the exploratory study, ‘Philanthropy’s role in strengthening child- and youth-led community rooted groups.’ The objective of this study was to map current […]

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Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute

The Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute, hosted by the CPC Learning Network, is a multi-part series of conversations and resources for learning, information sharing and actionable next steps.  In this series of […]

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Acinonyx Cervidae Hircus: Child-led evaluation of the PPA programme in Cambodia

Plan International and the UK Department for International Development collaboratively developed the Building Skills for Life Programme through a Programme Partnership Agreement. This programme sought to empower adolescent girls and […]

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Catalytic Action

Catalytic Action is a charity that works to empower vulnerable children and their communities through participatory built interventions. They champion the co-production of dignified built environments where everyone can take […]

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DeCID

The DeCID project is a partnership between Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) at University College London and Catalytic Action. The project aims to develop a new approach for the participatory […]

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Safeguarding for youth activism: Taking a feminist approach

The practice of safeguarding children and young people is crucial for civil society organisations working with them but currently it comes at a price. Too often, it impedes children’s ability […]

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Explore children and young people’s rights at the Rights Studio Festival

The Rights Studio have announced a series of digital events and artistic content to be showcased throughout April 2021, in collaboration with Child Rights International Network (CRIN). The festival will […]

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YOUR World Research Insecurity and Uncertainty: Marginalised youth living rights in fragile and conflict affected situations in Ethiopia and Nepal International Report on Findings and Impact

Youth Uncertainty Rights (YOUR) World Research has carried out detailed large scale qualitative and participatory research with over 1000 of the most marginalised young people across eight fragile environments in […]

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YOUR world research – Insecurity and uncertainty: Marginalised youth living rights in fragile and conflict affected situations in Nepal and Ethiopia

Youth Uncertainty Rights (YOUR) World Research has carried out qualitative and participatory research with over 1000 of the most marginalised young people across eight fragile environments in Ethiopia and Nepal. […]

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Learning from a Living Archive: Rejuvenating Child and Youth Rights and Participation

This working paper reflects the findings of the first phase of the REJUVENATE project, which set out to understand and map approaches to integrating children, youth, and community participation in […]

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CLARISSA

CLARISSA is a programme co-developing, with stakeholders, innovative and context-appropriate ways to increase options for children to avoid engagement in hazardous, exploitative labour in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal. It is […]

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Pendekezo Letu

Pendekezo Letu, meaning “our choice” in Swahili, is a Kenyan non-governmental organisation that was established in May 1997 to assist street children and their families escape abject poverty and lead […]

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Child Hope

Child Hope UK was set up and supported by UNICEF and Save The Children (Sweden) in 1989. Today, all of their programme work is delivered through local partners. They work […]

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Fridays for Future

FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE or FFF, is a global climate strike movement that started in August 2018, when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate. On the 8th of […]

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Girl Child Network

Girl Child Network is a community-based activist development organisation that seeks to promote the rights and empowerment of the girl child in the home, school and community. Girl Child Network […]

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Raising Voices

Based in Kampala, Uganda, Raising Voices aims to prevent violence against children and women. Through partnerships with more than 60 organisations spread throughout the Horn, East and Southern Africa, Raising […]

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Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD)

Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) is a non-governmental, non-profit making indigenous organisation in Ethiopia which was founded in 2003 by four school clubs and fifteen youth associations. Currently, YNSD […]

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War Child

War Child was founded in 1993 by filmmakers David Wilson and Bill Leeson and uses music, and high-profile pop stars, to help publicise the plight of children caught up in […]

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United We Dream

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the USA. UWD empowers people to develop their leadership, their organising skills, and to develop their own campaigns to fight […]

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Tostan

Tostan is an international nonprofit headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. Tostan uses a three-year empowerment programme that puts rural communities in charge of their own futures. Communities set their own vision […]

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The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation

The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation, established in 2007, is a research, teaching and networking hub concerned with children and young people’s participation, inclusion and empowerment. They implement […]

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Smart Girls Uganda

Smart Girls Uganda is a non-profit, girl centred, national organisation that empowers and mentors girls to speak out, be decision makers and create visionary change. Smart girls was founded in […]

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Set Her Free

Set Her Free equips Uganda’s most vulnerable girls and young women with the knowledge and skills that they need to lead self-determined lives, forever breaking the cycle of poverty.

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Search for Common Ground

SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG) is the largest dedicated peacebuilding organisation. Since 1982, SFCG has worked to end violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over […]

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Save the Girl Child Uganda

SAVE THE GIRL CHILD FOUNDATION UGANDA is a non-profit organisation which realises the significance of a positive influence on the girl child in the development of the society through holistic […]

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The Warren Centre

Established in 1983, The Warren Youth Project provides vital support services to young people in Hull. The Warren Centre offers free support, guidance, training, education, counselling, employability skills/training, and creative […]

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Sauti ya Wanawake

Sauti Ya Wanawake – Pwani (The Voice of Women), popularly known as Sauti, started as a local women’s movement in Mombasa, Kenya in 2001. Sauti aims to create a safe […]

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Safe Community Youth Initiative

Safe Community Youth Initiative (SCYI) – formerly the Mtwapa Youth Association – is a non profit, non-partisan, CBO founded in 2004. Based in Kilifi, Kenya, SCYI has four main programmes: […]

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Remenant Generation

The Remnant Generation was founded in 2011 and was registered as Not for Profit, Non-Government Organisation in 2015 under Non-Government Organisation Act of the Laws of Uganda. The Remnant Generation […]

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Promundo

Promundo, whose name means “for the world,” was founded in 1997 in Brazil with the belief that gender equality is a social “good” for the world, and that overcoming gender […]

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People in Need Agency (PINA)

People In Need Agency (PINA) is a youth-led non- governmental organisation registered by the government of Uganda, Wakiso district, Entebbe Municipal Council and Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality. It was established to […]

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Otto Benecker Foundation

The Otto Benecker Foundation was founded in 1996 by young people in Mathare, the second largest informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. The foundation began as a girls’ football team that […]

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Peace Trust

Peace Trust is a non-partisan, non-political, secular and non-governmental organisation engaged in promoting eradication of child labour, welfare of migrant labour, protection of environment and awareness of health and hygiene. […]

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Neighbours Peace Initiative

Neighbours Peace Initiative is a Civil Society Organisation formed in 2007 and registered with the Ministry of Gender and Social Development in 2009. Initially it was formed to prevent and […]

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Mestizo Arts & Activism Collective (MAAC)

The Mestizo Arts and Activism Collective (MAA) is a university-community partnership located in the Westside of Salt Lake City, Utah. They are a group of high school students, undergraduate mentors, […]

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Mama Cash

Mama Cash was conceived around a kitchen table in Amsterdam in 1983. Since then, it has grown from a group of five feminist activists into an international fund that supports […]

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MAEJT (African Movement of Working Street Children and Youth)

Started in 1994 in Côte d’Ivoire, Le Mouvement Africain des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs (MAEJT) is a child-led organisation aimed at protecting working children and youth. MAEJT currently operates in […]

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Local Youth Corner Cameroon

Local Youth Corner Cameroon is a national, non-profit, non-governmental and youth-led organisation created in 2002 with a focus of working with youths within the ages of 15 to 35. Their […]

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Lifting the Barriers

LIBA is a non-profit, non-sectarian, child-centred education development organisation whose vision is a world where all children live happier, healthier and fulfilling lives free from poverty, pain and ignorance. LIBA […]

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Kwa Wazee

Kwa Wazee Switzerland is a charitable association according to Swiss law, based in Bern. It provides a prominent part of the funding for the partner organisation Kwa Wazee Nshamba which […]

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Kiota Womens Health and Development (KIWOHEDE)

Kiota Womens Health and Development (KIWOHEDE) is a non- government organisation which focuses on promoting reproductive health, children’s rights, development and advocacy. The organisation was founded in 1998 by health […]

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Kesho Kenya

Kesho Kenya is a dynamic, medium sized and growing NGO currently facilitating over 700 children to access schools and universities and also supports more than 12,000 of their siblings, peers, […]

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Just Like my Child

Since its inception in 2006, Just Like My Child Foundation (JLMC) has delivered healthcare services, education, microenterprise, social justice, leadership and empowerment programs to over 200,000 individuals—primarily women and children—in […]

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HIMD – Health Integrated Multisectoral Development

Health Integrated Multisectoral Services (HIMS) is a registered non-governmental organisation working on a charitable basis. HIMS campaigns to end FGM in pastoral communities in Tanzania and Eastern Africa. HIMS collaborates […]

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Health Child

Health Child was started in 2006 by three people who came together to contribute towards children and women wellbeing after working with communities in micro-finance companies. One on the founders […]

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FRIDA

FRIDA provides young feminist organisers with the resources they need to amplify their voices and bring attention to the social justice issues they care about. FRIDA enables the support, flexibility […]

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Fireflight Foundation

Firelight is a multi-donor public charity fund that raises money from foundations, individuals and institutions to support community-based organisations (CBOs) in eastern and southern Africa. Firelight believes in the power […]

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Fird

Foundation for Integrated Rural Development (FIRD) is a women-led non–profit organization based in Northern Uganda working towards the prevention of violence against women and children and strives to improve the […]

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Eshet Children and Youth Development Organization

Eshet Children and Youth Development Organization (ECYDO) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation with a goal of improving the opportunities for children and young people. ECYDO cares about the social and […]

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Endurance Youth Association

Endurance Youth Association (EYA) is a not-for-profit membership based Ethiopian resident charity established in 2004. EYA works with beneficiaries ages 18-35 that it defines as “Opportunity Neglected Youth” (ONY), or […]

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Elimu Mwangaza

Elimu Mwangaza, Tanzania is dedicated to ending child abuse and violence and supporting vulnerable girls and boys to access quality education in Tanzania. Their aim is to raise awareness in […]

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CRIN

CRIN is a creative think tank that produces new and dynamic perspectives on human rights issues, with a focus on children’s rights. CRIN challenges the status quo because the norms […]

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CWISH

Children-Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH) is a women-led not for profit, non-government organization (NGO), established in 1993 with an aim to ensure social justice, protection and promotion […]

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CPC Learning Network

The CPC Learning Network convenes academics, policymakers, and practitioners to promote innovative research, nurture communities of learning, and build the next generation of researchers and advocates for children and families […]

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Concern for the Girl Child

Concern for the Girl Child (CGC), founded by Dr.Ann F Hayes and the late Freddie Henry Kasozi in 2001, is a child-focused Non-Government Organisation in Uganda. CGC’s major purpose is […]

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ChildFund Alliance

ChildFund Alliance is a global network of 11 child-focused development organisations that helps nearly 16 million children and their families in more than 60 countries. ChildFund Alliance works to end […]

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Child-to-Child

Child to Child is an international child-rights agency located at the Institute of Education, University of London. A pioneer of the children’s participation movement, the Child to Child concept was […]

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Children Unite

Children Unite is a registered, UK-based charity that promotes participatory approaches to working with exploited children. Since 2010 Children Unite has worked in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia and […]

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Consortium for Street Children (CSC)

Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the only global network dedicated to raising the voices of street-connected children. CSC works with more than 130 community organisations, national and international non-governmental […]

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Child Frontiers

Child Frontiers is a consulting company that promotes the care, well-being and protection of children. They provide a comprehensive package of services to development and humanitarian agencies. Their portfolio of […]

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CHADET

CHADET is a charitable organisation registered in Ethiopia that works for the protection and welfare of children found under difficult circumstances. The establishment of CHADET coincided with the period when […]

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Centre for Education in Health and Environment (CESESMA)

CESESMA, the Center for Educational Services in Health and the Environment, is an independent non-governmental organisation that works with children and adolescents in the coffee-growing zone of northern Nicaragua. Dependence […]

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Catholic Action for Street Children

Catholic Action for Street children (CAS) is a local Non Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 1992 to provide support to children living on the street of Accra, Ashaiman and Tema […]

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Aware Girls

Aware Girls is a young women-led organisation working for women empowerment, gender equality, and peace in Pakistan. They are working to strengthen the leadership capacity of young women enabling them […]

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Aschiana Foundation

Aschiana (“nest” in Dari Farsi) was founded in 1995 by Engineer Yousef Mohamed to help children working on the streets in Kabul, Afghanistan. Aschiana Foundation invests in the education and […]

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Aridland

ADP is a Christian organization which started in 2004 with the aim of serving the poor and marginalised people in the Karamoja sub region of Uganda (Abim, Kotido, Kaabong, Napak, […]

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AnaTaban

Ana Taban is a South Sudanese artists’ collective dedicated to bringing peace to the country. It is formed of young painters, muralists, musicians, designers, poets and performers. First started in […]

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Action for Fundamental Change and Development

Action for Fundamental Change and Development (AFFCAD) is a youth-led nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to transform living conditions in Kampala’s poorest slum areas by empowering the children, youth and […]

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PEER Action Guide – By Young Roma for Young Roma and ALL children

PEER is a consortium of 12 partners from Romania, the UK, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Spain, Lithuania, Ireland and Italy. It has supported more than 500 Roma young people to learn […]

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Practice Standards in Children’s Participation

The what, why, and how of each of Save the Children’s child participation practice standards. The primary purpose of these practice standards is to ensure consistent high quality child participation […]

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Participation Spice it Up! : Practical Tools for Engaging Children and Young People in Planning and Consultations

Packed full of practical tools and ideas for engaging children and young people, Participation – Spice it Up! is serious fun and a fun way to deal with serious issues. […]

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Communicating with Children; Helping Children in Distress

In times of war, disaster and emergency, children become lost or abandoned, experience deprivation and ill-treatment, and witness violence. Beyond protection, food, healthcare, and a home, children need emotional and […]

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Steps for Engaging Young Children in Research – Volume 1: The Guide

Steps for Engaging Young Children in Research is a comprehensive resource developed for academics and practitioner researchers wanting to include the perspectives of young children in their research. The Researcher […]

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Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research: The Guide and The Toolkit

Steps for Engaging Young Children in Research is a comprehensive resource developed for academics and practitioner researchers wanting to include the perspectives of young children in their research. ‘Steps to […]

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Children in Focus: A Manual for Participatory Research with Children

This is a training manual for preparing researchers who plan to work with children, which covers topics ranging from ethical considerations in sample selection to data presentation. The manual gives […]

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Youth Radio for Peacebuilding: A Guide

This is a guidebook, not a workshop or conference report. It has been written for radio broadcasters (adults and youth) who want to make good, entertaining youth radio programmes which […]

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Accomodating Religious Identity in Youth Peace-Building Programs

This toolkit presents an overview of how youth programs across the globe accommodate religion, identifying positive outcomes and challenges from case studies in the field. The toolkit starts by examining […]

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Engaging and Recruiting Girls in Peacebuilding Programs

This toolkit offers concrete guidance for program managers to ensure girls are clearly thought about during a program’s cycle. It is a guide for positive and meaningful engagement of girls […]

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Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-led Research Projects

This guidance note presents some of the lessons learned by youth-led research projects in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Burundi, and Tanzania. The intention of this document is to […]

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Listening and Learning Toolkit

This toolkit introduces the user to the L&L methodology, identifies the key considerations for a successful process, and includes guidance on best practice for implementing this research method. The “Listening […]

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Children and Young People’s Participation (CYPP) Training Workshop Guide

This manual is designed to support organisations to promote children and young people’s participation and inclusion in project planning, implementation and evaluation.

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Nothing About us Without us: A Toolkit for Organisations Working or Wanting to Work with Adolescent Street-Connected Girls

This toolkit is designed to support organisations that work directly with adolescent street-connected girls (aged 11 to 18 years old) and want to review and develop their programmes, as well […]

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A Handbook of Children and Young People’s Participation: Perspectives from Theory and Practice

A Handbook of Children and Young People’s Participation brings together key thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts across the globe to provide an authoritative overview of contemporary theory and practice […]

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Next Generation Accountability in Liberia: Learning About the Future

This research project tested whether new, youth-driven, creative approaches to accountability – which are being ‘incubated’ by the Accountability Lab – can add to the work of traditional civil society […]

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Growing Up in Cities Canada

In Growing up in Cities Canada, IICRD brought a focus to the importance of engaging young people in creating child and youth friendly communities and including them in the decision-making […]

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Budget Monitoring within a Rights-Based Framework: Children Participating in Governance (CPG)

IDASA’s Children Participating in Governance (CPG) project is about budget monitoring within a rights-based framework. The objectives of the project were to: To create opportunities for children in South Africa […]

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(Re)Connect the Nexus (RCTN)

Recent research about the food-water-energy nexus has tended to focus on flows (e.g. between producers and consumers) and ways of governing the nexus. However, there is a real need to […]

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Inuka! Supporting Vulnerable Youth to Participate in Community Peace and Security Efforts in Coastal Kenya

Starting in 2016, Search for Common Ground partnered with three local civil society organizations, the Kenya Muslim Youth Alliance, the Kiunga Youth Bunge Initiative, and Muslims for Human Rights, to […]

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PEER

The PEER Project (Participation Experiences and Empowerment for Roma youth) involves partners in nine countries working with Roma children and young people aged from 8-18 to empower and build capacity […]

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Girl Power Project

Just Like My Child Foundation’s Girl Power Project is a transformational program targeting girls around the world as they enter the most vulnerable juncture of their lives: adolescence. This project […]

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Young Lives

Young Lives was established as an international study of childhood poverty in 2002 when the project started to follow the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the states […]

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Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu: GEC Kenya

Our Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu, Swahili for ‘let our girls succeed’, project is enabling 72,000 girls, currently in primary school, to complete their current phase of education, achieve improved learning outcomes and […]

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VoiceMore

VoiceMore is War Child’s youth advocates development programme which empowers young people affected by armed conflict to share their experiences and take action to combat issues impacting them. Groups discuss […]

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Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program (CEP)

Since the start of Tostan’s Community Engagement Programme (CEP), 7,200 communities in Western African in eight different countries have publicly declared to end female genital mutilation and child marriage. An […]

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Tatu Tano

Tatu Tano was established by the organisation Kwa Wazee in response to a request from the grandchildren of beneficiaries of Kwa Wazee. Kwa Wazee – which means older people in […]

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Social Cash Transfers, Generational Relations and Youth Poverty Trajectories in Rural Lesotho and Malawi

This three-year collaborative research project has generated evidence about the ways in which social cash transfer (SCT) schemes intervene in and transform the structural power relations that underlie the reproduction […]

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Ready to Learn Programme

The Getting Ready to Learn (GRtL) programme seeks to support preschool education settings with DE-funded places to encourage and develop parental involvement in children’s early learning to ensure maximum parental […]

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Prevention of Risky Movement of Children in the Northern Ethiopia Corridor

Millions of children in Ethiopia are on the move or at risk of getting involved in risky movement. Running away from home, searching for a better chance of life elsewhere, […]

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Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA) in Burundi

‘Learning for Peace’ – the four-year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme – is a partnership between UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands, the national governments of 14 participating countries and […]

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Good to be Me

Brighton and Hove City Council in the United Kingdom has implemented a Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education Programme of Study to complement the UK Department for Education’s national […]

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ERASMUS+ Virtual Exchange

Since 2018, Search has been leading the consortium in charge of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, an innovative project established by the European Union as part of the Erasmus+ programme. Gathering young […]

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Empowering Children through Visual Communication

This research project explores how visual means could be used to improve communication amongst children and between children and adults in the primary school. Drawing on a methodology known as […]

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Dreaming of No Judgment: Mi Pleito Against Stereotypes

Dreaming of No Judgement was a one-year research project which focused on how stereotypes about immigrants affect high school students and their community. Students investigated the question: What are the […]

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Children’s Right2Food Campaign

The Children’s Right2Food Campaign is a nationwide initiative to ensure every child in the UK can access and afford good food, and was shaped by the findings of the Children’s […]

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Children, Transport and Mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa

The project, conducted between May 2006 and April 2010, focused on the mobility constraints faced by girl and boy children in accessing health, educational and other facilities in sub-Saharan Africa […]

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CHAMPSEA (Child Health and Migrant Parents in Southeast Asia)

Migration is often part of an economically beneficial livelihood strategy for transnational families. For many of the sending countries in Southeast Asia, a growing proportion of transnational migrants, particularly in […]

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CEMADEN Education Project

The Cemaden Education project– created in 2014 at the National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters – CEMADEN, which is connected to the Ministry of Science, Technology, […]

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Averting “New Variant Famine” in Southern Africa: Building Food-Secure Rural Livelihoods with AIDS-Affected Young People

This project examined the impacts of the AIDS pandemic on the livelihoods of young people in rural Malawi and Lesotho. Several southern African countries with exceptionally high HIV prevalence have […]

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A Community-Driven Intervention to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy in Two Districts in Sierra Leone

Starting in 2012, the Inter-Agency Learning Initiative on Strengthening Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems established a community-owned and driven intervention to reduce teenage pregnancy in the Moyamba […]

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1001 Nights: Building Children’s Resilience to Violence

1001 Nights: Building Children’s Resilience to Violence was a 12-month project in Tunisia run by Search for Common Ground (SFCG). The aim of the project was to build children’s resilience […]

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Critically Analysing Risk Communication Pathways: Lessons from Youth-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in El Salvador and the Philippines

Children and young people are commonly treated in the climate change and disasters literature as victims of natural events requiring protection by adults. This project critiques that narrative, drawing on […]

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Young People’s Views of the Child Protection System in Scotland

Child protection investigations and the number of children on Child Protection Registers are high and constantly rising. In the UK, professionals are bound by legislation to uphold the rights of […]

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Young People’s Participation in Fiji: Understanding Conceptualizations and Experiences

Young people’s participation has become a cliché in western democracies. In the case of Fiji, it is a novel concept, not because young people have not participated before but because […]

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Young People, Media and Personal Relationships

This report is based on a research project entitled ‘Young People, Media and PersonalRelationships’, which was conducted by the authors between June 2001 and July 2003.The project was funded by […]

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Young People Leaving Care: Participatory Research to Improve Child Welfare Practices and the Rights of Children and Young People

This paper discusses participatory research with young people who are leaving public care in Finland to begin independent lives. The aim of the research, organised by SOS Children’s Villages International, […]

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You Defend What You Feel: ‘Presencing’ Nature as ‘Experiential Knowing’

This article reflects on a youth-led action research process on climate change adaptation carried out in Cuba between 2013 and 2015. The research explored the question: ‘How are Cuban youth […]

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Working With Young Children as Co-Researchers: An Approach Informed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), children have the right to express their views on all matters affecting them and to have those views […]

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Whither Children’s Hour? An Experimental PRA among Labouring Rural Children

A three day workshop was held in June 1994 with the stated objectives being to: Explore whether the different PRA methods could be used with children. Examine whether children have […]

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Which Way Now? Young People’s Experiences of Leaving Care – Researched by Young People in Hull

This report is about young people leaving care in Hull and was researched and put together by young people themselves. Some themes which emerged in the research, such as the […]

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Weaving In and Out of Employment and Self-Employment: Young Rural Migrants in the Informal Economy of Ouagadougou

This paper explores how young men of rural origin weave a resource base for social mobility in the urban informal economy by combining strings of employment, strands of entrepreneurship and […]

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education: Children and Adolescents Leading the Way in Tajikistan

This case study is designed to highlight participatory activities and interventions that were undertaken by UNICEF Tajikistan in partnership with Republic of Tajikistan government counterparts, locally-based NGOs and young people. […]

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Meeting the Rights of Children affected by Armed Conflict

Innovation involves the development and implementation of new ideas, methods, products and approaches to promote positive change. Whilst innovation is often side lined in humanitarian settings due to the prioritisation […]

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Violence and Vulnerability: Children’s Strategies and the Logic of Violence in Burundi

This study explores how children in conflict-affected Burundi deal with violence in their everyday lives. Focusing on schools as a context in which children are prepared for further roles in […]

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Voice for Change: Urban Poor Children Redefining Safe Spaces

As part of various initiatives to influence Post‐2015 development agenda, Praxis – Institute for Participatory Practices – has produced a “Voice For Change” series that attempts to enhance the participation […]

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Urban Community Development With a Focus on the Status of Children in Exceptionally Difficult Circumstances

This paper is a report of phase 1 of the project ‘Children in exceptionally difficult circumstances’ in Amman, Jordan which sought to investigate and characterise the problems confronted by children, […]

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Unofficial Truths and Everyday Insights: Understanding Voice in Visual Research With the Children of Accra’s Urban Poor

This article draws upon the use of photography to research the lives of children living in Accra, Ghana. Its aim is to consider method in visual research, and to reflect […]

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Understanding Vulnerability: From Categories to Experiences of Young Congolese People in Uganda

This article problematises the ‘vulnerables’ category that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees applies to groups of refugees. Drawing on 9 months of qualitative research with young Congolese refugees […]

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Understanding Children’s Experiences of Violence in Ethiopia: Evidence from Young Lives

This research report explores children’s accounts of everyday violence in Ethiopia, and the ways in which factors at individual, family, community, institutional and society levels affect children’s experiences of violence. […]

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Tug-Of-War: Children in Armed Groups in the DRC: A Study of Push and Pull Factors Influencing Children to Join Armed Groups ‘Voluntarily’ in North and South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

There is a tendency in the literature and in policy debates to discuss children joining armed groups almost exclusively in terms of forced recruitment. Yet, some are joining voluntarily. How […]

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The Tatu Tano Child-Led Organisation – Building Child Capacity and Protective Relationships Through a Child-Led Organisation, North-Western Tanzania Case Study

This case study tells the story of a child-led organisation called Tatu Tano which was started over ten years ago by a small NGO called Kwa Wazee (Kiswahili for older […]

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The Status of Child Abuse and Child Protection in Kenya and Kilifi County 2014: Challenges and Recommendations

A situational survey of child protection and child abuse in Kenya and in Kilifi County, was conducted in order to map the organisations working in child protection and to evaluate […]

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The Growing Up in Cities Project: Global Perspectives on Children and Youth as Catalysts for Community Change

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child contains a set of “participation clauses” which are leading members of development agencies, municipal offices, and community organizations to incorporate […]

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Survey on the Perceptions and Attitudes of People Towards Domestic Abuse in Pakistan

Aware Girls conducted a small survey to find out the general perception and attitudes of people towards the issue of domestic violence mostly intimate partner violence. The survey was conducted […]

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Supporting the Development of Children’s Groups and Networks in Afghanistan: Reflections on Practice and Possibilities

This article draws upon participatory field work experience with girls and boys in Afghanistan to highlight possibilities, to challenge misconceptions, and to reflect upon constraints and challenges for children’s participation. […]

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Street Children’s Participatory Research

This paper outlines the method and processes used in a piece of participatory research by ten street children to identify the problems of street children. The children selected the research […]

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Social Norms and Girls’ Well-Being – Integrating Theory, Practice, and Research

Girls around the world strive to realise their aspirations in the face of discrimination, lack of educational opportunity and access to health services, and the threat of violence. Recent scholarship […]

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Social Cash Transfers, Generational Relations and Youth Poverty Trajectories in Rural Lesotho and Malawi

This three-year collaborative research project has been generating evidence about the ways in which social cash transfer (SCT) schemes intervene in, and potentially transform, the structural power relations that underlie […]

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Shifting the Narrative: Child‐led Responses to Climate Change and Disasters in El Salvador and the Philippines

Children and young people are commonly treated in the climate change and disasters literature as victims of natural events requiring protection by adults. This article critiques that narrative, drawing on […]

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Research With, By, For and About Children: Lessons from Disaster Contexts

There is a need for critically informed studies that include children’s perspectives on the role of children in disaster contexts, given the increased incidence of disasters resulting from the global […]

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Report on a Children’s Participation Process Towards a South African Child Labour Programme

The research discussed in this report was conducted as part of a process of formulating a national child labour action programme for South Africa. It was aimed at obtaining the […]

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Report of the Mapping and Analysis of Ghana’s Child Protection System

This mapping and assessment of the child protection system in Ghana is linked to a wider West and Central African regional initiative which has been supported financially and technically by […]

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Reflections from the Children’s Participating in Governance Project: Budget Monitoring within a Rights-Based Framework

Children growing up in a young democracy have a window of opportunity to advocate for their own rights, and engage in governance issues. Children’s participation in governance ensures that their […]

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Promoting Climate Change Transformation with Young People in Brazil: Participatory Action Research Through a Looping Approach

Amid research into the mounting social and environmental threats presented by climate change, young people’s everyday experiences and knowledges are often overlooked, despite being the generation that will be most […]

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Program H|M|D: A Toolkit for Action

Program H and Program M were born out of a belief that changing rigid, inequitable, homophobic and violent versions of what it means to be a man are key to […]

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Preliminary Investigation on the Abuse of Girls in Zimbabwean Junior Secondary Schools

This study found that the abuse of girls in the co-educational schools where the research took place was widespread and took the form of aggressive sexual behaviour, intimidation and physical […]

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Operationalising the Rights Agenda: Participatory Rights Assessment in Peru and Malawi

Throught the 1990s, debates about human rights and development increasingly converged. With a renewed focus on poverty reduction, international agencies have moved away from a narrow concern with the poverty […]

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Ondeleni Children on Their Way: ‘Street children’ in Durban, Pasts Presents and Futures

This report documents a project aimed at informing a wider study on poverty from the perspectives of the poor by placing the ‘street child’ phenomenon within the context of urban […]

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Negotiating Change: Working with Children and their Employers to Transform Child Domestic Work in Iringa, Tanzania

This paper documents the practical and action-oriented findings of an investigation into child domestic work undertaken in Iringa, Tanzania from 2005 to 2007. It provides an overview of the experiences […]

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Minority Stress, Activism, and Health in the Context of Economic Precarity: Results from a National Participatory Action Survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender non-conforming (LGBTQ & GNC) youth experience more economic hardship and social stress than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. However, the ways that LGBTQ […]

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Mapuche Youth Between Exclusion and the Future: Protest, Civic Society and Participation in Chile

In Chile, indigenous Mapuche teenagers are caught in a deadlock between, on the one hand, parental aspirations and neo-liberal educational processes, and on the other, affective and social ties to […]

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Malunde: The Street Children of Hillbrow

Hillbrow is a densely-populated flatland in Johannesburg. A thriving, bustling area, it combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a high crime rate, begging, vagrancy, prostitution, drug running and theft. In this […]

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Listening to Smaller Voices: Children in an Environment of Change

The understanding of children’s roles in the household, how workloads are shared and how they alter over time and with different socio-economic and environmental conditions is crucial for development. Gender […]

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Let’s Win this Game Together’: Children’s Rights Violations; Macro-Securitisation and the Transformative Potential of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Sport’s transformative potential is known to support marginalised children, to deal with traumatic experiences and instil positive values; yet hosting mega sporting events (MSEs) can have negative impacts. Drawing on […]

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Learning from Young People About Their Lives: Using Participatory Methods to Research the Impacts of AIDS in Southern Africa

Methods of participatory research have become popular among children’s geographers as they are believed to enable young people to speak openly about their lives in unthreatening contexts. In this article, […]

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Learning from Children Exposed to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation: The Bamboo Project Study on Child Resilience

This report was written in January 2014 by Helen Veitch, Milan Dharel and Rakshya Ojha as part of a series of reports comprising the Bamboo Project – a three-country learning […]

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Learning from Child Protection Systems Mapping and Analysis in West Africa: Research and Policy Implications

This article presents the findings of a research process undertaken by Child Frontiers to map and assess the child protection systems of five West African countries. It highlights that the […]

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Learn to Live Without Violence: Transformative Research by Children and Young People

CESESMA’s work is about empowering young people in their communities, and this booklet shows that work at its best. The research presented here was devised, led and conducted by children […]

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Key Learnings from the PEER Project: A Combined Research Paper

In this research paper the authors describe the aims, general approach and activities of the PEER project. The authors outline the diverse contexts in which they worked. The authors then […]

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It is the Young Trees that Make a Thick Forest: A Report on Redd Barna’s Learning Experiences with Participatory Rural Appraisal in Kyakatebe, Uganda

Redd Barna Uganda is a non-governmental development organisation which focuses on child-centred community development. It is looking to Participatory Rural Appraisal to achieve more participatory planning. This report describes a […]

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Girls in Armed Forces and Groups in Angola: Implications for Ethical Research and Reintegration in Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States

One of the most significant violations of human rights is the recruitment of children, defined under international law as people under eighteen years of age, into armed forces such as […]

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Girl Education Challenge – GEC Wasichana Wote Wasome (Let All Girls Learn) Project Midline Evaluation Report

This is a midline report of the Wasichana Wote Wasome (WWW – ‘Let All Girls Learn’) project. The project aims to improve school enrolment, retention, attendance and learning outcomes for […]

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From Play to Participation: Including Children in The Process of Development: A Report on The Findings of a PLA Project with Children in India

This is a draft report of research carried out with children’s club members in India which was designed to examine approaches and methods to effectively listen to children’s voices and […]

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Getting the Measure of Children and Young People’s Participation: An Exploration of Practice in Wales

This chapter in A Handbook of Children and Young People’s Participation reviews the ongoing process of establishing a set of national standards for children and young people’s participation in Wales […]

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From Housework to Gold Mining: Child Labour in Rural Vietnam

Save the Children Fund carried out research on the situation of working children in rural areas of Vietnam. The research was largely based on information collected directly from children who […]

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Exploring the Role of Children and Young People as Agents of Change in Sustainable Community Development

In 2007, the Department for Children Schools and Families in the UK outlined the Sustainable Schools Strategy setting out an agenda for schools and environmental education. While many schools made […]

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Evaluation Report: Inuka! Community-Led Security Approaches to Violent Extremism in Coastal Kenya

In September 2018, Search for Common Ground (Search) concluded a two-year project called “Inuka! Community-Led Security Approaches to Violent Extremism in Coastal Kenya” (henceforth referred to as Inuka!). Funded by […]

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Evaluation of UNICEF-supported Child-Friendly Spaces in the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) November 2013–November 2014

On 8 November 2013, super Typhoon Haiyan became one of the most powerful tropical storms ever recorded, striking the Visayas region of the Philippines and causing massive death and destruction. […]

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Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding

The Global Partnership for Children and Youth in Peacebuilding, launched in 2012, seeks to improve child and youth peacebuilding (CYP) practices, and to impact and strengthen the evidence base supporting […]

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Engaging Homeless Youth in Community-Based Participatory Research: A Case Study From Skid Row, Los Angeles

Growing evidence highlights the benefits to youth of involvement in community-based participatory research. Less attention has been paid, however, to the contributions youth can make to helping change health-promoting policy […]

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Empowering Young People and Strengthening Resilience: Youth-centred Participatory Video as a Tool for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Dialogue and knowledge sharing are often constrained between those who face risks and those who control policy. Young people, who are frequently the most marginalised group, face significant hurdles to […]

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Empowering Children Through Visual Communication: A Research Project Funded by CfBT

This research project explores how visual means could be used to improve communication amongst children and between children and adults in the primary school. Drawing on a methodology known as […]

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Degrees of Participation: A Spherical Model the Possibilities for Girls in Kabul, Afghanistan

This is chapter 2.1 in the book Stepping Forward which addresses whether and how to involve girls in programmes for which their participation may be dangerous for them or their […]

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Culture, Environmental Experience and Environmental Awareness: Making Sense of Young Kenyan Children’s Views of Place

Few studies have explicitly examined the importance of cultural settings to children’s environmental awareness, especially in a non-Western context. In this paper, the author reviews those studies which have drawn […]

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Cultural Relativity in Ghana: Perspectives and Attitudes

This is chapter 4.4 in Stepping Forward. This chapter discusses some of the cultural values, views and attitudes that have helped to shape the lives of Ghanaians, and considers how […]

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Conditions for Effective Children’s Participation, According to Children’s Voices

This study focuses on the conditions that children’s participation experiences that take place in different educational settings, such as the school, leisure education and children’s councils, should fulfill. The findings […]

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Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Kilifi, Kenya: A Rapid Ethnographic Study In Two Rural Sites

A 2009 review of community-based child protection mechanisms, which are frontline mechanisms for responding to threats to children’s well being, reported that externally facilitated groups such as Child Welfare Committees […]

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Citizenship Knows No Age: Children’s Participation in The Governance and Municipal Budget of Barra Mansa, Brazil

This paper describes the development of a children’s participatory budget council in the city of Barra Mansa (Brazil), to which 18 boys and 18 girls are elected by their peers […]

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China Earthquake Relief: Participatory Action Work with Children

This article presents a community-focused participatory action project designed to promote children’s resilience in the early aftermath of the cataclysmic May 2008 Earthquake in Beichuan, China. Thirty children aged 7- […]

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Children’s Strategies for Creating Playspaces: Negotiating Independence in Rural Bolivia

This chapter draws on ethnographic research carried out in rural Bolivia which explores how children and young people negotiate their independence, in particular looking at the strategies they form to […]

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Children’s Rights as Living Rights: The Case of Street Children and a new Law in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

In this article the authors propose the notion of living rights to highlight that children, whilst making use of notions of rights, shape what these rights are, and become, in […]

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Children’s Future Food Inquiry 

The authors focus on three food settings that characterise children’s lives: pre-school, school, and home, and examine the policies and programmes in place that are intended to support children to […]

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Children’s Agency and its Contradictions in the Context of Transnational Labour Migration from Vietnam

In this article, the authors contribute to the growing and diverse literature on the lived experiences of children and their agency in the context of migration. Drawing on in-depth interviews […]

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Child Protection: The Kotkai Experience

This draft report gives account of the Save the Children (UK) work on child protection 2001-2002, in the Kotkai afghan refugee camp, Pakistan. The work is described in three phases. […]

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Child Participation in Programme Planning and Implementation in the Marginalised Youth Projects, Jamaica

This book chapter describes the Paradise Project in Grenada, Jamiaca, which examined the effect of tourism on Grenada’s children. Fifteen young people designed, prepared and carried out their own research.

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Child Participation in Practice: SCF NWI’s Experiences in Programming

This paper examines three cases studies conducted by Save the Children Fund UK (SCF) North West India Programme Office (NWI) to give children the opportunity to express aspects of their […]

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Child Brigade: An Organisation of Street Working Children in Bangladesh

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) marks the movement of children from the margins of development thinking to the centre of development concerns. The language […]

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Building Towards Effective Participation: A Learning-based Network Approach to Youth Participation

Youth is a phase of life during which people acquire culturally defined roles and statuses. These positions are mobile, as young people navigate between different locations of membership and marginalisation. […]

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Child-Led Research: From Participating in Research to Leading It

This study aims to explore how the participation of children and young people in their own child-led research contribute, positively or negatively, to decision-making processes in the context of humanitarian […]

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Asking, Giving, Receiving: Friendship as Survival Strategy among Accra’s Street Children

This article considers friendship among street children in Accra. Drawing upon the findings of a three-year qualitative research project, the article argues that friendship is a neglected element of research […]

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Ask us Too! Doing Participatory Research with Disabled Children in the Global South

This article considers how disabled children and young people living in the global south can be included actively in research that explores their lives. While acknowledging the complex, theoretical dilemmas […]

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Approaches to Children’s Work and Rights in Nepal

Current economic and political trends present particular challenges for countries dealing with the development of industry without the social infrastructure needed to uphold citizens’ rights. As free trade demands competitiveness […]

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An Analysis of the Organizational Structures of New Types of Children’s Associations in Relation to Changing Views of Children’s Capacities as Citizens

The goal of this study is to learn how new types of children’s associations around the world are organising themselves and how their organisational structures reflect contemporary understandings of children’s […]

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Amplifying Children’s Voices on Climate Change: The Role of Participatory Video 

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time with the greatest impacts being felt by poor and marginalised people living in developing countries, and particularly children. […]

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All Together Now: Community Participation for Children and Young People 

In spite of children and young people being involved in many aspects of community life, social policy in the UK often neglects their interests. This book argues that contrary to […]

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A Quality Education for All: A History of the Lao PDR Inclusive Education Project 1993-2009

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic Inclusive Education Project started in 1993 and during a 16-year period, ending in May 2009, it aimed to support the participation of all children in […]

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A Community-Driven Approach to Reducing Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone Midline Evaluation Brief

Preliminary evidence from a 2009 global evidence review suggested that community-based child protection mechanisms are likely to be more effective and sustainable if they are linked with formal aspects of […]

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“The Kit” How Youth can Evaluate Their Services

This is a document produced by the youth who ran an evaluation of a youth drop-in centre in Ottawa, Canada. It is colourful and mostly-handwritten. The document outlines the process […]

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“And Then They Left”: Challenges to Child Protection Systems Strengthening in South Sudan

International child protection work has undergone a paradigm shift, moving from addressing issues such as trafficked children, street children and child labour separately to a more integrated systems approach. As […]

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‘Why Do They Hate Us?’ Reframing Immigration Through Participatory Action Research

Why do ‘they’ hate ‘us’? is a painful starting point for trying to make sense of the tangled web of global restructuring, politics and racism. The discussion draws upon ‘Dreaming […]

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‘Me at the Centre’: Perspectives of Children with Disabilities on Community-Based Services in Serbia

This paper presents results of the research into perspectives of children with disabilities on the space within community-based services in Serbia.

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‘Like It, Don’t Like It, You Have To Like It’: Children’s Emotional Responses to the Absence of Transnational Migrant Parents in Lombok, Indonesia

This article explores the experiences and emotions of children in rural East Lombok, Indonesia, who stay behind with relatives or neighbours while their parents leave the country for work. The […]

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‘He Always Thinks He is Nothing’: The Psychosocial Impact of Discrimination on Adolescent refugees in Urban Uganda

Armed conflict causes massive displacement, erodes the social fabric of communities, and threatens the healthy development of a nation’s future – its youth. Although more than half of the world’s […]

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‘Doing It Right?’: Working with Young Researchers in Malawi to Investigate Children, Transport and Mobility

This paper explores involving children in Malawi in research about young people, mobility and transport, respecting their rights of participation, education, and protection from exploitation. The Malawi study forms one […]

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Innovations to Engage Youth in Accountability Work in Liberia

In Liberia’s post-conflict context, there is a new generation of young people coming of age who did not experience the conflict. The Accountability Lab, a civil society organisation that works […]

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Pikin to Pikin Tok

Child to Child had been working in partnership with the Sierra Leonean NGO, the Pikin-To-Pikin Movement, to implement a 5 year community-based Early Childhood Development project in the remote Eastern […]

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Accountability Lab

The Accountability Lab makes governance work for people by supporting active citizens, responsible leaders and accountable institutions. Their goal is a world in which resources are used wisely, decisions benefit […]

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