‘A child-friendly city is where a city is able to provide the children rights and protection,
and there is no violation towards the children.’ – Dio, Surabaya
Just Cities for Children: Voices from Urban Slums highlights World Vision’s experience in supporting children to express their ideas for a better city to key decision makers on a global platform, and in mainstreaming child participatory processes into its urban programmes.
The paper analyses the ways in which children are able to contribute to safe, healthy, resilient and prosperous cities by influencing urban policies, processes and institutions that better reflect the diverse needs of children.
It also addresses questions about children’s abilities to participate, and how this engagement takes into account their evolving capacities and vulnerabilities.