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1st Edition

Every Right for Every Child
Governance and Accountability

ISBN 9781138660007
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge India
310 Pages

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Book Description

Despite some acknowledgement over the years of the significance of seeing children as rights holders, children’s concerns continue to run the risk of not being considered political and mainstream: they continue to be viewed as extensions of adults or simply as members of families and communities. This when the reality is that children are citizens the minute they are born, and entitled to as much attention, if not more than adults, given their age and vulnerability.

Concerned with the mainstreaming of children’s interests in policy-making, this book raises such questions as: What is good governance vis-à-vis children? What are the standards and indicators? Can there be one answer for this question that is applicable to all countries? In order to arrive at a better understanding of what good governance for children means and how the realization of the political, cultural, social and civil rights of children may be achieved, the book draws on the diverse and yet comprehensive body of knowledge that has developed over the years from initiatives taken by organisations across the world who work with policy makers to make governance systems more accountable and responsive to the well-being of children as citizens in themselves, simultaneously empowering children to take part in decision-making processes that impact their lives.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures -- Foreword by Marta Santos Pais -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Children and Governance: Concept and Practice/Enakshi Ganguly Thukral -- 2. Governance and Child Well-being: Evidence and Lessons from Africa/Assefa Bequele -- 3. Measures to Implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Good Governance: The Case of Serbia/Nevena Vuckovic Sahovic -- 4. A Story of Neglect: Children in Peru’s Public Budgets/Enrique Vásquez -- 5. Pedagogy of Writing Disabled Children’s Rights into Governance/Anita Ghai -- 6. Overcoming Barriers for Getting Children out of Work and into Schools/Shantha Sinha -- 7. Children’s Impact on State Governance: Overarching Issues/Kavita Ratna -- 8. ‘Everywhere We Go, Our Presence is Felt’: Reflections on a Governance and Budget-monitoring Project in South Africa/Shaamela Casseim, Deborah Ewing and Mabusi Kgwete -- 9. Monitoring the Public Budget with Adolescents: The Experience of Cedeca-Ceará/Margarida Maria Marques -- About the Editor -- Notes on Contributors -- Index.

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Enakshi Ganguly Thukral, Co-Director, HAQ: Centre for Child Rights, New Delhi.