WHO IS IT ARE
In 2016, we started the project Weaving Childhood Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean that seeks to contribute to the strengthening and consolidation of a platform for the defense and promotion of the rights of children and adolescents in the region. This project is co-financed by the European Union, Swedish Association for International Development (Sida) and Save the Children.
Contribute to the generation of significant changes in public and budgetary policies and the regulatory framework, as well as in social and cultural structures, through the organizational strengthening and capacity building of the colitions that participate in the project Weaving Child Networks, the expansion of the participation of girls, boys and adolescents and the articulated impulse of political incidence processes to advance in the guarantee of the rights of the child in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Organizationally strengthen the coalitions that participate in Weaving Childhood Networks, with the active participation of organized groups of girls, boys and adolescents.
Develop capacities to build proposals and promote advocacy actions at the national, intergovernmental level, and before regional and international organizations, aimed at advancing the guarantee of children's rights.
The project supports national networks that work for the rights of girls, boys and adolescents in 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras , Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Weaving Childhood Networks promotes the creation of spaces, where all the actors involved reflect on the extent to which the actions taken by the States - from the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), to the present - have allowed a change real in the quality of life of girls, boys and adolescents in the region.
Among the priority issues that are monitored are:
• Adolescents in conflict with criminal law
• Right to health
• Education rights
• Right to identity
• Right to live with family
• Digital citizenship and internet security
• Labor, economic and sexual exploitation
• Watchful childhood
• Investment in childhood and adolescence
• 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals
The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that participate in these national networks work, for the most part, around the following topics:
• Childhood, adolescence and youth
• Development and poverty
• Follow-up on compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child
• Gender equality and equity
• Youth leadership
• Promotion of sexual and reproductive health, among others.
Weaving Childhood Nets
It will continue working so that the girls, boys and adolescents of Latin America and the Caribbean live with dignity and fully enjoy their rights.
The Strategic Plan develops the mechanisms for influencing public policies, legislation, public investment and the practices of State agents linked to guaranteeing the rights of girls, boys and adolescents. This plan was developed on the following bases:
• Recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC-UN)
• Universal Periodic Review of each of the States
• Signature and ratification processes of the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
• Progress in the application of the recommendations of the United Nations Study on violence against children and adolescents.
• The Inter-American Human Rights System.
• Implementation of the National Systems for the Comprehensive Protection of Girls, Boys and Adolescents in the region.
• Political, economic and social trends prevailing in the countries.
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