March 14, 2012

NEWS / WEBSITES: First website to promote child participation launched in Armenia

YEREVAN, 14 March 2012 – UNICEF and Youth for Achievements NGO launched today - the first website to promote child participation in Armenia.

“It is a true pleasure to be present today at an event which has a potential to change the way adults perceive children and children perceive important processes of decision-making and their role in those processes. Today we are making the first important step towards establishing a process that we call meaningful child participation,” UNICEF Representative in Armenia Henriette Ahrens said, addressing representatives of various ministries, local and international civil society organizations, school administrators and children.

The newly created website is primarily designed for members of Student Councils established in all schools in Armenia and aims to intensify Student Councils’ activities in the area of child protection and child participation.

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