In collaboration with the Latin American Masters’ Network and CIDA’s support, Save the Children’s project Children Lead the Way has developed a study on future childhood scenarios for some countries in Latin America, these were Bolivia, Nicaragua and Peru.
Since the beginning of the study, there was a focus on recognizing the impact that future scenarios big transformations would have in childhood. It has been assumed that, in the next 25 years, there will be unknown changes in different aspects (poverty, education, health, technologies, cultures, democracy and human rights) concerning the global society. This is why the study aims to speculate about these changes and evaluate their future impacts on childhood. Thus, different childhood senses and meanings can be discussed for public and private organizations to guide their social actions.
Save the Children, in partnership with the Masters in Childhood Network, just published a research on the legal gaps for the protection of working children in Latin America: Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru. Only in Spanish though!
Save the Children, en colaboracion con la Red de Maestrias sobre Infancia (RMI) a publicado un estudio sobre los “vacíos legales en la protección de la niñez trabajadora” en America Latina: Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Perú
On October 22, 2013 an interesting consultation took place in La Paz with Bolivian youth on the Post-MDG 2015, in the context of Day of Action for the Global Race for Survival. View the full report in Spanish here: ResultadosConsulta2015
Here is a snapshot of the consultation results in English:
“In 2030, we the children and adolescents in Bolivia want for all children of the world:
• To live without violence and with gender equality.
• Have a quality of life and education with love, respect without violence or discrimination, respecting their rights,
• Having our mothers alive and with universal access to reproductive health,
• Living without HIV / AIDS and that people who live with HIV / AIDS have a decent life,
• Living in a economical and cultural developed country, with gender equity (to be a power at a Latin American level).
• A country with companies that generate a lot of money to the State,
• Living in a country with decent, sovereign people, without corruption,
• Feeding programs and sustenance of food, for kids and adolescents, by the State, for better alimentation and nutrition,
• Enjoy an ecological and technological world,
• That all people have access to social networks,
• That there are more efficient and less corrupt public officials,
• That there is less pollution and more recycling,
• That all young people and adults have stable jobs and health insurance,
• That there is less malnutrition in the population,
• Avoid extreme poverty through the creation of sources of safe and stable work,
• That the authorities listen to our opinions.
Children Lead the Way is currently conducting a systematization of the learning that has been realized to date in the program,in the linked areas of Education and Protection.This systematization will be based on three central issues: formal and non-formal education, protection and child participation, and will contribute to an evidence base on education as a way of protecting child workers with the aim of improving their lives. In this framework, the aim is to identify the contribution that has been made to the knowledge base of the role of education in protecting working children, using five program related approaches in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Peru. The aim is to identify the contribution of SC towards understanding the issue of children and work and how to develop innovative approaches regarding the link between education and protection in improving the fulfillment working children’s rights.
This report outlines the exchange programme visit to Burkina Faso by a team of seven members supported by Save the Children Kenya. The team members comprised of three Save the Children International staff (one from Meru Field Office), one government officer from the Ministry of Labour and three staff from partner organizations AfCiC, K-NOTE and KAACR. The report provides details of the ten different forums where different activities were conducted within the ten days visit by the team in line with the working children, lessons learned, as well as recommendations.