Children must have a say in the issues that affect their lives, and their opinions must be heard. We set up children's councils in schools, so that pupils can raise ideas and concerns with the management. We train youth advocates to campaign for change and hold authorities accountable for upholding children's rights. We support children's groups to discuss and develop their own solutions to the problems they face.
National Child Particpation Strategy
Together with UNICEF we supported the Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development to develop and launch Uganda's first National Child Participation Strategy. It guarantees children their right to express their views on issues that affect them, and to be heard and taken into account by decision makers. We are now working to develop child-friendly versions to be distributed in communities so that children know their rights.
We support young people to speak out and campaign for change in their communities. We provide training on advocacy, public speaking, media engagement, public campaigning, power analysis and other skills to help youth develop their own advocacy strategies on issues such as child marriage, girls' education and reproductive health.