Child Friendly Places

Child Friendly Places is an approach for integrating children’s rights into local development initiatives and educational programs through a participatory, intergenerational and child friendly assessment and planning methodology that empowers communities to improve their local conditions and environments with children, adolescents, families, educators, service providers and decision makers.

This methodology and its online child friendly resource kit of activities and tools  are a result of five years of participatory action research coordinated by the Children’s Environments Research Group (CERG) of the City University of New York. Initially developed and piloted in 9 countries with UNICEF for Child Friendly Cities and Communities in 2008, the methods and tools continue to be adapted, scaled and implemented in more than 27 countries  by a range of organizations interested in children’s rights.

For more information, contact Dr. Pamela Wridt