How It Does It
In Belize, UNICEF focuses on Young Child Survival, Education and Development, HIV, Violence and Adolescent Development and Disparity Reduction through Public Policy Investment and Participatory Governance as strategies to ensure the fulfillment of children's rights. These programmes focus on the following strategies:
Advocacy is the effort to gain political and social acceptance and commitment for a programme and/or a policy, through the dissemination of research or evidence as well as other forms of persuasive communication.
Capacity building often takes the form of workshops, seminars and other forums, which allow participants to share best practices and lessons learnt, as well as gain new skills and knowledge to better care for and advocate on behalf of children’s rights
Communication for development is the empowerment practices through which people are able to arrive at their own understanding of issues, to consider and discuss ideas and engage in decisions that affect their lives at the local community and national levels. Para26 Participatory communication is a process of systematic use of various channels and techniques to increase people’s participation in the development process especially the disadvantaged and marginalized.
Social policy development mainly involves providing technical assistance to governments and regional/sub-regional organizations with the development of policies, to ensure that they are child-friendly, gender sensitive and in line with international norms and standards.
Social mobilization is a comprehensive planning approach that emphasizes partnership building and community action.