Author: Lea Kulakow

Global Workshop in Istanbul

Children’s Advisory Committee coordinators from 7 countries came together in Istanbul for a week to share their experiences during a workshop and reflect on how to continue the great work we have done so far. The main topics of the discussions were, for example: – Embedding participation. and children’s committees: What opportunities are there to sustainably integrate children’s participation into internal and external structures and processes?– Social accountability: How can we make decision-makers or other service providers more accountable so that they implement the commitments they have made?– Global network planning: Building bridges around the world! How can we continue our work as a network beyond the project duration after 2024 and continue to work towards common goals? We had the support of child rights advisors Claire O’Kane and Ornella Barros. Due to travel restrictions, the other Dialogue Works colleagues took part in the workshop hybrid – which was also a new and interesting challenge for us. Overall, the global exchange was enriching and helpful for the future work of Dialogue Works and beyond.

Year 2023 in review

During the last year a lot happened at the Dialogue Works Family. We created a video with visual inputs from all our partners to let you know what is going on in the other countries. We hope you enjoy watching!

Day for the dignity of working children in Potosi, Bolivia

The working children associated with our partner-organisation, PASOCAP, recently celebrated a great achievement. After more than 10 years of hard work, a milestone in the recognition of dignified work was reached. On the 8th of December, the municipality of Potosi approved and handed over the Municipal Law N° 419, which commemorates the day for the dignity of the working children in the city. Moreover, the law regulates the provision of funds for the work on protection and prevention issues related to working children.

General Comment No. 26 on children’s environmental rights

By now it is official: children do have a right to a healthy environment, and the United Nations must take measures to guarantee this right worldwide. This marks one of the largest child participation processes in the history of the United Nations, involving 12 “Child Advisors” for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, along with contributions, comments and feedback from 16,331 children from 121 countries.

International Day against Child Labour

In the framework of the International Day against Child Labour, 12th of June, Dialogue Works together with other agencies launches the child friendly version of the Durban Call to Action (the outcome document of the GLOCON 2022. The report is jointly published by Dialogue Works, Mtoto News, Save the Children South Africa, Unicef, CRNSA and the South African Department of Social Development.