Can you hear me? The right of young children to participate in decisions affecting them

Publication Date 
May 2005
43 p

This paper makes the case for children's participation and discusses how it can be put into practice and measured. Participation enhances children's self-esteem and confidence, promotes their overall capacities, produces better outcomes, strengthens understanding of and commitment to democratic processes and protects children more effectively. It is also a matter of social justice and human rights -- all people, however young, are entitled to have their views respected and valued

Series:Working Papers in Early Childhood Development No 36 

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