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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 9 Children's rights and the changing face of work in the field


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 9 Children's rights and the changing face of work in the field Brian Milne Introduction After more than a decade of mainly incorporating them into community-based For as long as aid and development work has projects, many focusing specifically on women, we now have to consider children the front line existed, and whether we have been involved in in our work. In the CRC there are six Articles, research, assessment, evaluation, policy or 12 to 17, that demand children's participation in programmes, some of us have worked with children. Or so its seems. Research and a number of areas that directly affect them. programmes with children were more likely to have been by proxy than direct contact. Work in During a recent visit to India and Nepal a rural areas tended to be part of community- number of interesting issues arose. Using the Articles as a basic framework for developing based projects and urban programmes usually criteria for the evaluation of children's only worked with special-needs groups such as participation in civil society, these issues are disabled and handicapped children or `children in especially difficult circumstances'. Even then examined. it was often implemented through ...

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