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Children’s Rights: Advocacy and International Agenda Setting

  • Adrian M. Plevin
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Part of the International Human Rights book series (IHR)

Abstract

This chapter examines the concepts of advocacy and agenda setting as they relate to international children’s rights. After defining the key terminology, it considers advocacy and agenda setting in practice, identifies the types of advocates active in children’s rights, and surveys the contributions of prominent advocates and the changing shape of global agendas since the turn of the twentieth century. It then considers the important and growing role of children’s participation in children’s rights advocacy, as well as the difficulties caused for advocates by the contemporary phenomenon of “shrinking space.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stahili FoundationThe HagueThe Netherlands

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