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Children and young people’s participation is a continuous process for positive social change in partnership with girls and boys (as individual and in collectives) as social actor/s from diverse backgrounds. It supports them to positively interact and dialogue in decisions that affects, amongst themselves and with adults, in enabling and inclusive processes and environments that apply participatory and inclusive methodologies, thereby, contributing to social transformation contributing towards human rights based society

The Convention refers to children’s “evolving capacity” for decision-making – a revolutionary concept in international law and this has profoundly influenced the practice of organizations working in the field. The right of children to participate is a fundamental component of RESPECTING THEM AS HOLDERS OF THEIR OWN RIGHTS, The CRC Committee adoption of the General Comment on Article 12 has boosted the support to the children’s participation in society. This is the first-ever General Comment on one of the four general principles of the CRC, and is designed to support governments in the effective implementation of Article 12 by strengthening and increasing understanding around children’s participation. The General Comment elaborates on the scope of legislation and policy and practice needed for implementation. This is also the first time that a General Comment will be accompanied by a handbook, which will provide guidance to governments and policy-makers. This commitment was given further emphasis in the UN General Assembly Omnibus resolution urged governments (RES-64-146 Rights of the Child)

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  • 1397
  • Human Rights
  • Jan 29, 2002
  • English

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