How We Care: Child participation approaches

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Child participation involves children’s right and freedom to express their views on matters and decisions that concern them. Crucially, those views must also be taken into account in order for participation efforts to be meaningful and effective. What’s more, we know that successful participation both protects and empowers children.

 In this How We Care series, we present the models of three of our Members and the work they are doing to promote children’s agency and participation in their respective regions: Butterflies in India; Legal Services for Children (LSC) in the USA; and JUCONI in Mexico. 

Explore the models

Model 1: Child participation as a core philosophy

Organisation: Butterflies – protecting and empowering street and working children

Location: New Delhi, India

More about this model

Briefing paper English | Spanish

Infographic English | Spanish

 

Model 2: Amplifying youth voices and experiences through Photovoice

Organisation: Legal Services for Children – advocating for children and youth through legal representation and social services

Location: San Francisco, USA

More about this model

Briefing paper English | Spanish

Infographic English | Spanish

Model 3: Exploring personal stories with Digital Storytelling

Organisation: JUCONI – working therapeutically with children and families to heal trauma and break the intergenerational cycle of violence and poverty

Location: Puebla, Mexico

More about this model

Briefing paper English

Infographic English | Spanish

 

 

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