Child Rights Governance: Children in politics
'Children in politics: A collection of 11 inspiring, motivating and suggestive case studies on children’s engagement in governance', shares innovations from Save the Children Members and country programmes along with examples from UNICEF Nepal and Plan Kenya on how to successfully engage children in governance. This publication, in addition to addressing the governments’ obligation to involve civil society, which of course also includes children, children’s civil and political rights and good governance for children, also seeks to strengthen the capacity of key actors to engage in quality relationships. Common to all case studies in this report is that important partnerships between local governments, civil society and children have been formed and the quality of the relationships has gradually improved as trust has been built and adults have recognised that children have a great deal to contribute in terms of problem analysis and ideas for solutions.
Child rights governance is about recognising children as right holders and citizens by listening to their experiences and opinions and support their proposals and initiatives. Advancing child rights governance is the way to improve the well-being of millions of children in a sustainable way.
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