About this topic
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
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
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