Children’s Rights and Perceptions of Justice, Rights and Equality: the Challenge of Children’s Representation

This project seeks to explore the politics of children’s rights and representation.
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The inclusion of participation rights in the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child signified an important shift in the global children's rights discourse. However, the notion of children's participation remains controversial, especially in relation to the issue of children’s representation.This is problematic because failure to address this contested area has implications for children's lived experiences viz-a-viz rights, equality and justice. Therefore, utilising Nancy Fraser's framework of social justice, this project seeks to explore the politics of children’ s representation through the analysis of existing data collected in 5 countries: Ghana, India, the UK, Sweden and Belgium, as well as within transnational organisations.

Principal Investigator: Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, University of Sheffield

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