Children's Participation

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Adult First?

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 15 June 2018

“Adult First? A Guidebook for Child-Related Professionals and Adults to Learn about Children’s Right to Participation and How to Hear the Voice of Children Clearly” is a guidebook produced by the Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights (HKCCR) and reprinted in English by Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia).


Targeted to professionals dealing with children, the guidebook can be used by  lawyers, judges, police officers, medical doctors, and other adults to further understand how to uphold child participation in their everyday work. The publication draws from international standards of child participation, steps, approaches, and real-life stories about child engagement in different settings.


The publication is available for download HERE

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The Voices of Children at the 7th High-Level Cross-Regional Roundtable on Violence against Children

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 7 June 2018

In 2017, the 7th High-Level Cross-Regional Roundtable on Violence against Children was convened by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children in collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In line with the theme “Placing Children at the Heart of the Sustainable Agenda: Accelerating Progress in Children’s Protection from Violence,” the Cross-Regional Roundtable included a children’s session co-organized by the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development and Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia). This was the first time children and young people took part in the Cross-Regional Roundtable. They had the opportunity to discuss and share their inputs on child protection themes including online violence, abuse, and the empowerment and participation of children to prevent and address incidents of violence.


In this publication, you will learn about the engagements, concerns, and recommendations presented by children from ASEAN member states and the Republic of Korea at the Cross-Regional Roundtable. It highlights what governments from the region can do to build an ASEAN region where all children are protected from all forms of violence in all settings.


The publication is available for download HERE

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Regional Children's Consultation on the SAARC Regional Strategy on Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation (Including online Safety)

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 1 February 2017

Child participation is an integral part of South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC) from its inception. SAIEVAC strongly believes that all children’s input and involvement are valuable to making any campaign against Violence Against Children successful and actively encourages children participation in every area and at every level. The engagement and participation of children in SAIEVAC is an essential precondition to ensure children’s perspectives on violence are taken into consideration by policy decision makers in systems and institutions that could affect their development. 

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NACGs regional training on Child Participation

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 1 February 2017

In order to further increase the effectiveness of their advocacy efforts, CSO partners to the Project, namely CRC Asia and NACGs, have identified the need for developing their existing capacities and skills related to advocacy with a specific focus on countering Child Sexual Abuse(CSA) / Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), one of SAIEVAC five priority areas. 

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THE WORLD WE WANT: A Guide to the Goals for Children and Young People

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 20 January 2017

The Child Rights Coalition Asia has recently reprinted The World We Want: A Guide to the Goals for Children and Young People. This 32-page guidebook presents the Global Goals for Sustainable Development or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a fun and child-friendly format.

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Advancing Disability Inclusion

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 1 November 2016

This training report of Regional Advancing Disability Inclusion training took place from 3-6 October, 2016, in Bangkok, Thailand. It aimed to increase conceptual learning and practical skills of CSO partners to advance disability inclusion in their programmes and operations. More specifically, the strengthened capacities are intended to inform the advocacy within ASEAN and SAARC, to ensure their policies are more inclusive and equitable, and that they are in line with the international human rights standards. The training was structured in a way that supports deepening knowledge and skills for tackling specific forms of discrimination/exclusion through a combination of theoretical learning on the various facts and models of disability and disability inclusion, as well as practical exercises based on personal perceptions and professional experiences of the participants.

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Speak Out – Be Protected! Creating Child-Sensitive Reporting Mechanisms of Alleged Cases of Violence Against Children, Children's Pocketbook

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 6 June 2016

Violence against children occurs globally and throughout the Asia region and takes place in all settings. Despite concerted efforts by many stakeholders, much of this violence remains hidden and under-reported. The Child-Sensitive Reporting Mechanisms toolkit “Speak Out –Be Protected!” identifies simple and user-friendly processes through which children and their peers (and families) can raise child protection concerns and report to the respective mandatory child protective agencies, services or trusted community groups/institutions.


Part 2: Children's Pocketbook

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Annual Regional Gathering of Children’s Groups’ Representatives in Asia 2014

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 31 October 2014

A report on the 3rd Annual Regional Gathering of Children's Groups' Representatives that was held from 14-17 October, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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