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In calling for a context, stakeholder and will and capacity analysis, a rights-based approach demands that the broader economic, social and political context of a programme be considered in all phases and areas of interventions (this analysis can help to frame the often complex and cyclical nature of crises), and; In calling for capacity building, local ownership and sustainability, a rights based approach encourages programme planners to ensure that humanitarian assistance is designed in such a way that the transitional phase is consistent with long term development objectives and sustainability. The key principles and methods of child rights based-approaches outlined throughout this document can be adapted to transitional strategies, tools , funding mechanisms and programmes. 5. Child Rights Considerations in Peacebuilding Peacebuilding involves a multidimensional range of measures to reduce the risk of a lapse or relapse into conflict by addressing both the causes and consequences of conflict, and strengthening national capacities at all levels for conflict management in order to lay the foundations for sustainable peace and development. xi Since the adoption of the first Security Council resolution on children and armed conflict in 1999, the UN and the international community has repeatedly called on peacemakers and parties to the conflict to address children’s issues during peacemaking processes, in peace agreements and in the mandates and staffing of peacekeeping operations. xii Addressing child rights in peacebuilding is thus not just a moral imperative, it is a peace and security issue recognized under international law. A child rights-based approach to peacebuilding recognizes the disproportionate impact of conflict on boys and girls, and makes provisions to address their distinct needs and capacities. For example, child rights priorities for inclusion in peace agreements include calls for the release of children detained by fighting groups, governmental obligations for supporting the reunification of these children with their families, and the creation of commissions to locate children disappeared during an armed conflict. xiii In addition to ensuring protection for children and attention to their particular needs and priorities, child rights-based peacebuilding initiatives must include measures to facilitate the meaningful participation of children and youth as actors in peacebuiding processes. Seeing children as peacemakers and peacebuilders, and engaging them in peace processes early on can ensure their valuable perspectives, experiences and resources inform the construction of a post-crisis society. Children can engage in peacebuilding in a variety of ways including through: young people’s organizations and movements which can facilitate their participation in civil society and democratic decision making; youth television and radio, through which they can share their perspectives on
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  • Summer '16
  • Ramon Wawire
  • Child Rights

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