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Plan International's Economic Security Strategy 2010-2015: Promoting the Economic Rights of Children and Young People

This document outlines Plan International's strategy for promoting the economic rights of children and young people.

Focusing on children, young people and women, it applies the dual approach of supporting households to reduce vulnerability for children and ensuring that young people are prepared to become economically active adults making a positive contribution to civil society.

Three strategic levels of engagement are identified:

  • promoting an environment for social and economic development that is based on human rights and that benefits children and young people
  • building capacity in the areas of life and work skills and creating access to information, opportunities and support for a successful transition from school into decent work
  • ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and that they are respected and recognised.