Adebayo F

Adebayo F
UNFPA East and Southern Africa,
9 Simba Road, PO Box 2980, Sunninghill, 2157
South Africa

  • Research Article
    Children and Youth Advocacy in Africa: Context, Approaches and Lessons
    Author(s): Adebayo FAdebayo F

    In many African countries, children and young people have become critical stakeholders and advocates in achieving the ‘child rights agenda’. In addition, the pervasiveness of social media and information technologies has expanded opportunities and platforms for digital activism by young people. Against this backdrop the paper explores the context, content and complexities of children and young people’s advocacy in Africa. It describes the diverse advocacy interventions undertaken to promote their rights, including children’s parliament, participation in national and international conferences, Voices of Youth, ‘speaking to power’ through performances and information campaigns for issue positioning. However, most of the approaches are still donor-driven, adult-initiated and patronising. Besides, the complexity of social change and policy influence and.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2375-4516.1000192

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