A children’s advocacy group in Nepal

This group of children have been equipped with knowledge, skills and confidence to advocate for themselves and other working children, to negotiate their circumstances with those closest to them and to communicate effectively with policy- and decision-makers. This has resulted in the children being listened to in a meaningful way and the initiation of actions that reflect their views, needs and concerns. The group comprises street-connected children, domestic child labours and children with experience of working in the adult entertainment sector.

The 12 children in this group meet at least once a month (and more frequently during their actions phases). They have held dialogues with teachers and presented a memorandum to ward (local government) and city representatives highlighting CLARISSA evidence on the situation of local child labourers, reminding them of their duties and responsibilities towards child labourers and opening discussion about possible action.

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