Category Archives: 1996

Children’s Rights and Habitat: Working Toward Child-Friendly Cities

In Nairobi in 1995, during the second preparatory meeting for the international United Nations Habitat II conference, delegates recognizes that they had been giving insufficient attention in their agenda to the special needs of children for sage, secure and healthy living conditions. A child caucus, composed mainly of non-governmental organizations with Plan International in … Continue Reading ››

Child and Youth Development Through Community Participation: A Review of Psychological Literature on the Benefits of Community Participation and Children’s Developing Capacities to Participate

Very instructive for this Initiative was the review of the psychological literature on Children's developing capacities to participate, and on the benefits of participation. This work establishes that providing opportunities for young people to engage in action research and other forms of exploration and of self-expression, has positive effects for them and their communities. Benefits … Continue Reading ››