Our strategy

Our theory of change identifies five areas which need to be addressed if children’s right to participate is to be fully realised:

  • The recognition that children are capable of making a meaningful contribution
  • The creation of an enabling environment, with ‘space’ relinquished to sharing power and providing decision making opportunities to children and young people
  • Adults and children recognising that all children have equal rights
  • The development of appropriate policy and legal frameworks with commitment to implementation, backed by sufficient resources
  • Governments and donors placing children at the heart of their agendas and the post-2015 framework

Read our strategic plan below to understand what guides our work with communities and other stakeholders – or download it here.


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