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Road to Rights Training for Young People – Using Rights for Change
During the summer of 2011, 10 young people from Belfast, North Down and Carrickfergus, participated in a youth peer advocacy training programme called “Road to Rights”. This programme was designed and delivered by CLC, with funding support from the Community Foundation NI and Lloyds TSB Foundation NI. Training included contributions from NICCY, the National Children's Bureau NI, Headliners and the NI Youth Forum.
The training enabled young people to link children's rights to the identification of local issues which impact negatively on their lives. Each group chose one issue of particular concern to their community and planned a children's rights campaign with a view to bringing about positive change in their local area. With support from local youth workers, the young people used the Road to Rights Campaign Toolkit, designed by CLC, to support young peer advocates in achieving their campaign goals.The five youth-led children's rights campaigns aimed to remind Government of their duty under the UNCRC to ensure that...
Children are not discriminated against - Article 2
All decisions affecting the lives of children are taken in their best interests - Article 3
All children can develop to their maximum potential - Article 6
All children can participate in a meaningful way in all aspects of their lives - Article 12