peacebuilding participation in international youth exchange programmes aiming

Peacebuilding participation in international youth

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peacebuilding; participation in international youth exchange programmes aiming at reconciliation, confidence building and leadership skills; generating support and empowerment through psycho- social recovery programmes, including for children formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups; participation in human rights monitoring and discussions about transitional justice mechanisms; participating in community awareness raising, including for example about small arms and violence; and through youth organizations participating directly in economic recovery. xiv 5.1 Considerations for planning and implementing peacebuiding programmes See Tool 8: Child rights considerations for planning and implementing peacebuilding programmes, drawn from UNICEF’s work in this area. 17
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DRAFT – Toolkit on Child Rights in Humanitarian Crises and Post-Crisis Transition, July 2012 6. Child Participation in Humanitarian Action and Transition Programmes Participation is a key principle and right guiding the work to secure the rights of children in crisis and post-crisis transition situations. Participation benefits children in a number of important ways: building their capacity, empowering them in their community, and helping them to restore a sense of normalcy. It also benefits people working with children in that it helps them understand the issues they are facing from children’s perspective. The insecurity and instability often characterizing environments of crises, however, impact the nature and extent to which children can ethically, safely and meaningfully participation. 6.1 Standards in Child Participation The following core set of standards on child participation was developed by Save the Children to guide practitioners in this work. Table 9. Save the Children Alliance Practice Standards in Children’s Participation Standard 1: An Ethical Approach: Transparency, Honesty and Accountability – Adult organizations and workers are committed to ethical participatory practice and to the primacy of children’s best interests. Standard 2: Children’s Participation is Relevant and Voluntary – Children participate in processes and address issues that affect them – either directly or indirectly – and have the choice as to whether to participate or not. Standard 3: A Child Friendly, Enabling Environment – Children experience a safe, welcoming and encouraging environment for their participation. Standard 4: Equality of Opportunity – Child participation work challenges and does not reinforce existing patterns of discrimination and exclusion. It encourages those groups of children who typically suffer discrimination and who are often excluded from activities to be involved in participatory processes. Standard 5: Staff are Effective and Confident – Adult staff and managers involved in supporting/facilitating children’s participation are trained and supported to do their jobs to a high standard. Standard 6: Participation Promotes the Safety and Protection of Children – Child protection policies and procedures form an essential part of participatory work with children.
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