ERIC Number: ED465450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Afghanistan's Children Speak to the UN Special Session, September 19-21, 2001.
Coleridge, Angela, Ed.
This publication presents translated messages from children in Afghanistan presented at a special session of the United Nations in September 2001. Compiled and funded by The Save the Children Alliance members working for Afghanistan, the booklet begins with the text of Articles 12 and 13 relating to participation of The Convention on the Rights of the Child. Children's spoken or written messages translated from Dori or Pashtu follow and relate to participation at home and in their country, survival in the midst of war, the need for protection, and the need for opportunities to promote their own development. The children's messages are accompanied by their drawings and by photographs of the children themselves. The final section of the publication describes a Children's Consultation Kit, developed to assist adults in communicating more effectively with Afghan children; the kit was piloted among groups of Afghan refugee children in Peshawar, Pakistan during January and February 2001, and used in Afghan cities in May and June 2001. The publication concludes with comments from adults who have used the Children's Consultation Kit. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Welfare, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Well Being
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Save the Children, Westport, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child