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Resources on children's participation


In theory:

Children and Society, special issue on child participation, 2004.

Perspective in Education, special issue on theorising children’s public participation, 29(1), 2011 [not available online].

International Journal of Children's Rights, special issue on child participation, 16(3) 2008.


Learning from regional initiatives:

Reflecting on child and youth participation. A publication for programmers and policy makers in East and Southern Africa
Bray R & Clacherty G 2011
Ferndale: Regional Inter-Agency Task Team (RIATT-ESA)

Child and youth Participation in East and Southern Africa: Taking stock and moving forward. An analytical review of the literature and five case studies on child and youth participation in East and Southern Africa
Bray R & Clacherty G 2010
Pretoria: Regional Agency Task Team on Children and AIDS (RIATT) Eastern and Southern Africa.


Learning from international practice:

12 lessons learned from children’s participation in the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children
International Save the Children Alliance 2004

A child participation bibliography
Feinstein C & O'Kane C 2008
Stockholm: Save the Children Sweden

A framework for measuring the participation of children and adolescents [not available online]
Lansdown G 2009
Amman, Jordan: UNICEF MENA Regional Office

A handbook of children and young people’s participation
Percy-Smith B & Thomas N 2010
London: Routledge

Beyond Article 12: Essential readings in children’s participation
Van Beers, H, Invernernizzi A & Milne B 2006
Bangkok: Black on White Publications

Child and youth participation resource guide – UNICEF
Upadhyay J 2006
Bangkok, Thailand: UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office

Children as advocates. Strengthening child and young people’s participation in advocacy fora: UNICEF handbook
New York: United Nations Children’s Fund 2010

Including children: Guidelines on ethical practice in fulfilling children’s rights to participation
Durban: Children’s Rights Centre 2009

State of the world's children 2011. Adolescence: An age of opportunity
New York: United Nations Children's Fund 2011

State of the world’s children 2003: Child participation
New YorkUnited Nations Children's Fund 2004

The following publications examine children’s participation in theory and in practice – including guidelines for the media:


Guidelines for the media:

A resource kit for journalists
Johannesburg: Children's Media Mentoring Project 2005

Reporting on children in the context of HIV/AIDS: A journalist’s resource
Cape Town: Children’s Institute, Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town; the Media Monitoring Project & the HIV/AIDS and the Media Project, School of Journalism, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, 2005

All sides of the story – Reporting on children: A journalist's handbook
Johannesburg: Media Monitoring Project & UNICEF South Africa 2003


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