Flashcards in Children's Participation Rights Deck (11)
What can it be considered to be excluding children from decisions about their lives?
Why should children be active in the construction of their lives?
They can make a difference
What does a lack of a voice expose children to?
Abuse, exploitation and denial of the opportunity to voice their needs
What is child participation?
Involvement of children in the processes, decisions and activities that affect them
Is child participation enough?
Some argue having a voice is meaningless if it has no real positive impact on children's lives
Socio-cultural barriers to child participation rights
Vocal children may be deemed ill-mannered, children are still seen to be immature or not competent enough for their views to matter
Resistance from adults
Adults may fear children threatening their authority
When are children treated like adults?
When they commit a crime
What do children reject?
The definition of participation as it is limited
What do child workers' unions fight for?
Recognition of right to work, protection from exploitation and other work related benefits