A Guidebook on Spaces for Children’s Participation in ASEANPublished on 27 May 2011 in Publications by admin
This material is intended for children and young people as well as adult child rights advocates. It is hoped that this material will help them understand ASEAN and encourage them to come up with ideas how children can be involved in its work to promote and protect children’s rights. This document which is based on available documents has two parts: (1) Introduction to ASEAN and (2) Introduction to Child Participation. In both discussions, concrete examples of spaces and activities that children have tried out before and those that can be explored in the future have been highlighted. Each country has different experiences and does have diverse circumstances that facilitate or inhibit children’s participation. This material hopes that some of the documented experiences can inspire children’s organizations to find their own creative and meaningful ways to participate in society.
This reference material is a product of collaboration involving various organizations, namely FORUM-ASIA and the Child Rights Coalition – Asia. Terres De Hommes Germany provided generous support for the success of this project.