Understanding and implementing child participation: Lessons from the Global South
This article provides a theoretical framework to the Special Issue by examining the concept of child participation and the specific challenges for its application in the Global South. The Special Issue is a continuation of the editors’ book International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-inclusive Policies (Oxford University Press, 2015) that included studies mostly focused on participatory rights in the Global North. The individual articles that comprise the Special Issue complete this investigation by presenting empirical findings on child and youth participation in countries of the Global South, including Namibia, Ghana, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, India, Mexico, South Africa, China and Brazil. The studies examine participatory rights in multiple contexts ranging from personal challenges such as familial status and migration, through local community changes, to global discourse relating to international children’s rights.
This is the opening article of the Special Issue Child and Youth Participation in Decision-Making: Experiences from Developing Countries of which Benedetta Faedi Duramy has been the Guest-Editor (with Tali Gal). The Special Issue includes fascinating pieces on child participation from Namibia, Ghana, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, India, Mexico, South Africa, China and Brazil. Both the article and the Special Issue can be also accessed here https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/children-and-youth-services-review/special-issue/10D1DD4LRSK
Faedi Duramy, Benedetta and Gal, Tali, "Understanding and implementing child participation: Lessons from the Global South" (2020). Publications. 880.