We design and deliver participatory projects that empower children with lived experiences of exploitation in order to influence national and international policy and practice. We are experienced in developing and co-ordinating multi-country research, advocacy and activism projects where children and young people are leading or co-delivering project activities with adults. This can be seen from such consultancies as:
‘SEND your gLOVE’ campaign: Children Unite ran a two-year advocacy project on the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention, targeting the UK and Peruvian Governments to ratify the convention. The campaign resulted in the first discussions between the UK Government and NGOs on UK ratification (2012-13).
Giving Voice to Child Domestic Workers campaign: Our three-year advocacy project in the Philippines, India, Nepal, Tanzania, Togo, Costa Rica and Peru, which resulted in the ILO adopting preventative and protective standards for children in its Domestic Workers Convention. Activities included facilitating a consultation with 300 child domestic workers and co-ordinating lobbying activities by ten child domestic workers during the negotiation process for the draft convention at two ILO conferences in Geneva (2012-13).