Study: Work as a factor in the construction of a life plan for working children and adolescents, As examined by a gender-based approach (2016)
This study seeks to explore and examine, from the viewpoint of working children and adolescents, the actual or non-existent contribution of work to achieve the desired life plan, considering the different features of life that have an impact on the development of children. The study was focused on six communities in Bolivia and Nicaragua —both urban and rural— and involved, other than working children and adolescents, the experiences of the families, organisations, authorities, and employers—all of them key actors for their training and socializing, and also enablers for the future of working children and adolescents.
Gender inequality is a constantly battled issue in Latin America and the Caribbean. Equal treatment for all is a main human right that when violated, creates an environment of unequal opportunities, affecting our society’s well-being. As Save the Children, it is important that we promote gender equality within our programs, so that we can create an environment of equal opportunities for girls, boys and adolescents, and a just world for all. This document is a Gender inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean SCI 2016, including information on child rights and women’s rights, child protection, health, education, livelihoods and child rights governance.
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