Plan helps millions of children to learn about their rights and speak out about issues that affect them.
Children have the right to take part in decision-making but all too often their involvement is limited or non-existent.
From setting up local youth groups to supporting young delegates at international conferences, we help children to express their views and influence decision-makers.
By strengthening their confidence and leadership skills – through projects such as media and journalism – we support children to lead advocacy initiatives and make positive change.
We also work with their families and communities so they understand how important it is for children to have a voice and contribute as active citizens.
Plan delivers targeted programmes so that we can reach the most marginalised and vulnerable groups, including those outside of school, younger children and children with disabilities.
We also support children’s and youth organisations in monitoring government implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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