Protection & Participation
For child safety and inclusion in decisions that affect their lives
All forms of violence including threatened or actual physical or emotional violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, against a child. Any violence experienced by a child increases the likelihood of actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity.
The permanent and official record of a child's existence. Birth certification provides a gateway to identity, recognition and consequent rights such as education, survival, protection and participation.
How the law and justice system addresses legal rights of children as witnesses, victims, and alleged offenders with regards to administrative, civil and criminal justice proceedings (including adoption, guardianship, custody, land rights etc.)
Allowing children to express themselves, listening and taking their views into consideration when making decisions on matters that affect them.
Here you will find law and policies, policy reports and briefs, powerpoint presentations and academic papers.