Defining Child Participation: A new paradigm to the status of children and young people by recognising them as subjects of rights

For World Vision, child participation is when children under 18 years of age contribute to decisions and take action on issues that affect their lives. This is best done through empowering children and nurturing positive relationships amongst children, adults and communities based on mutual respect and partnership at familial, local, national and international levels. 


For further information, please contact Patricio Cuevas-Parra, Senior Policy Adviser for Child Participation and Rights at