Guide to children's participation


Guide to children and young people’s participation in actions against corporal punishment


Published by

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children 


Publication date

March 2011


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Involving children and young people is an essential part of campaigning for an end to violence against them. Children have the right to have their views heard on all matters that concern them, and listening to children's views is itself a step towards building a better society where children are treated with respect and not subjected to violence.

The information about children’s actions against corporal punishment in this guide was gathered through ongoing research since 2009 with adults working with children. The guide covers children's involvement in research, gatherings, marches and protests and as child representatives and in child-led groups. It also outlines typical problems encountered in facilitating children’s participation and any solutions to these problems that have been identified by people working with children.


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