This module provides guidance to help ensure participation rights are fulfilled and to achieve greater citizenship and governance for children. It details specific ways development cooperation can support governments in realizing these rights and effectively integrating them into their own programming cycles and sector approaches. This module:
- Explains the importance of child participation as a right in itself and also as an instrument to realize all other rights;
- Explains what is meant by authentic/ meaningful participation and identify opportunities for this at all levels;
- Identifies the steps necessary to develop an environment conducive to realizing the right to participation within political dialogue and national policy and development plans;
- Identifies recommended interventions to support the realization of child participation rights.