Universiteit Leiden

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Research project

Child Participation: from Rights to Reality

How can child participation be defined, what is the importance of child participation and how can it be promoted?

Ton Liefaard
KidsRights KidsRights

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the International Children’s Peace Prize, and in recognition of the crucial role of child participation at international, regional, national and local level, this report focuses exclusively on child participation. It explores the concept and importance of child participation, its different forms and its role at the heart of international children’s rights. The report also identifies the biggest challenges standing in the way of child participation, and the roles of key stakeholders in overcoming them. 

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