Dr. Iltus publishes article, refers to Child Friendly Cities and Communities and Assessment Toolkit

July 2012, The Hague, The Netherlands

Selim Iltus, Research and Evaluation Officer of the Bernard van Leer Foundation published the article, “Recognising the importance of the living conditions children grow up in”.  The articles in this edition of Early Childhood Matters (Living Conditions: The Influence on Young Children’s Health) consider why most people have yet to realise the strong link between the living conditions that children grow up in and their health and development.  The article references the potential of the Child Friendly Cities and Communities Assessment Toolkit as a promising practice for enabling children to identify their priorities for community improvement and empowering them to take actions that fulfill their rights with adult stakeholders.