Giving a voice to children

The Issue

The Challenges

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The Challenges

UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2010
© UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2010
A boy in Mitrovica, Kosovo, shows his Certificate of Participation after a UNICEF video story-telling workshop.

GIVING A VOICE TO YOUNG PEOPLE

  • The participation of citizens in decision-making is a relatively new concept in the region. The participation of young people even more so.

  • The brain-drain. A UNICEF-supported survey published in 2001 found that 23% of those aged 9-17 in the region wanted to emigrate when they grew up, mainly to Western Europe or North America. They need to feel that they have a stake in the future of their nations.

 

 
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