Why does child activism create social change?

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Patricio Cuevas-Parra






Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and World Vision International carried out case studies on child activism aimed at preventing child marriages in Bangladesh and Ghana. Watch the video to find out why these child activists have been so successful at stopping child marriages and changing attitudes in their own communities.

Researcher Profile

E. Kay M. Tisdall is Professor of Childhood Policy, with the Childhood and Youth Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her teaching, policy and research interests are within children’s human rights, undertaking collaborative research in such areas as early learning, family law and mental health.

P. Cuevas-Parra is an Honorary Fellow and member of Childhood and Youth Studies at the University of Edinburg and Director for Child Participation and Rights with World Vision International. His research interests are around children’s participation in public policy and decision-making and child-led research, methodologies, and impact.

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