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CONNECTING THE DOTS: Joining forces for enhanced child rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The project Connecting the Dots – Joining forces for enhanced child rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina’, funded under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), is fully rooted in advocacy and purposeful child protection stakeholder engagement. The project targets 3 key system-level issues in BiH: coordination, accountability and lack of children’s voices in decision-making platforms.

It proposes establishment and operationalization of the online platform for interface and purposeful cross-BiH engagement of relevant CP stakeholders (duty bearers) and children and youth (rights holders).

Partnerships with advocates for children’s rights and state institutions are at the core of this project.  

The final objective is system level change - improved overall coordination and collaborative action between government and civil society & strengthening efforts to remove all barriers to children expressing their views and participating in decision making on all matters of concern to them, with special focus on the most vulnerable.

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actions in brief

Key Actions

  • Interagency, interface platform established and in the function of enhanced coordination and accountability in CP stakeholder action including children's voice and participation
  • Purposeful mobilization and result-oriented networking, capacity building and empowerment of children and youth in the areas of child-led research, advocacy for CR/CP advocacy in dialogue and skilful engagement with decision makers
  • Participatory and data/evidence-based CR government programming
  • BiH government empowered and supported in timely and quality data collection and reports progress on next UN CRC reporting phase.

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