The Article 15 Project supports the capacities of children and youth around the world to self-organize and fulfill their rights, in partnership with adults, by:
- Raising awareness around Article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, children’s right to freedom of association and peaceful assembly.
- Developing tools for the establishment, management, and sustainability of child-managed groups
- Supporting children and adults to partner and design a process that strengthens their understanding and respect for one another
This website hosts resources for child and youth-led groups to become more inclusive, clear, and fair. The primary resource available is the Article 15 Resource Kit. It is free to download and may be adapted. Most of the tools in each module of the Resource Kit have been co-developed with children and youth groups. We will continue to add more resources and would love to hear from you if there are other tools you use to better organize your group.
What you can do on this website
- Download the Article 15 Resource Kit
- Search the Knowledge Base for resources related to child and youth self-organized groups
- Add your own documents in the Share Resources section
- Upload photos and videos from your group’s experience using the Article 15 Resource Kit
- Share feedback on the tools in order to improve them and adapt them to different contexts
- Watch videos about children’s groups
We hope to improve this site to allow groups of children and youth to connect with each other and share stories about successes and challenges.
The Children’s Environments Research Group (CERG) is the coordinating partner of the Article 15 Project. CERG is part of the Center for Human Environments at the Graduate Center of the City University of the York.
For more information, please email Article 15 Project Director, Bijan Kimiagar.