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Child Participation
Priyanka – defender of children’s rights

18-year-old Priyanka is in tenth grade in Meherpur, Bangladesh. She can confidently say that after finishing her final exams next year, she will be the first member of her family to go to college....

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From Nigeria to the UNGA, girl champion Maryam campaigns to end child marriage

In West and Central Africa, girls are amongst the most excluded and vulnerable groups, often faced with gender-based injustice, These often lead to to life-changing consequences such as unequal...

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What can we learn from campaigns run by the world’s children and young people?

Save the Children’s Patrick Watt reports back from some INGO soul searching on ‘Engaging a New Generation’...

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Taking the cause of girls' rights to public on International Day of the Girl

It is tragic that girls are one of the most marginalised groups in Pakistani society. Did you know that 12.4 million girls are out of school and approximately 21% of the girls in Pakistan are...

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International day of the Girl: let’s celebrate a girl who's rewriting the future

Education is a potential game-changer for gender equality. It can provide a critical foundation for girls’ empowerment, set them on a pathway to meaningful employment and economic independence, and...

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Girls’ rights in Kosovo: A blog by Trina, our girl delegate

Trina Hoti is 17 years old, was born in and lives in Prishtina, the capital city of Kosovo. She is currently a girl delegate at the European Week of Action for Girls in Brussels where she is...

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Every Voice Counts: UN Puts Spotlight on Children as Human Rights Defenders

Co-authored by Lena Ingelstam and Ulrika Cilliers, Save the Children, Tor Hodenfield, CIVICUS, and Beatrice Schulter, Child Rights Connect...

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The role of children in reimagining democracy: what would it take for a generation of children to be considered part of democratic societies?

Co-authored by Sarah Rose (Head of Advocacy Impact Accountability and Learning at SCI) and Ulrika Cilliers (Global Advocacy Manager, SC Denmark). Published first on Civicus....

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Putting the voices of children and adolescents first

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a guide for people to have an impact on the world with small actions. With them, we can end inequalities, poverty, hunger and create a culture of peace....

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Our Girl Champions write the foreword of our new Leave No One Behind report

Our Girl Champions, Xhorda from Albania, Saleha from India, and Maryam from Nigeria have teamed to together to write the foreword in our latest Leave No One Behind report. Read it below:...

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Empowered Girls, Empowered Future – Bringing Local Solutions to Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage to the Global Stage

On 12 June 2018 we partnered with Girls Not Brides, United Nations agencies and NGOs to organize a roundtable event in Geneva. This event was held to mark one year since the United Nations (UN)...

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Save the Children China’s Inclusive education campaign event in partnership with IKEA

In order to mark International Children’s Day on the 1st of June 2018, Save the Children China joined hands with its long-term global partner, IKEA, to organise a public event in Chengdu Store to...

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