The Voices of Children Project supports adults to understand young children’s diverse perspectives on their rights. A core goal is the creation of a video documentary that advocates for children’s rights in cultural contexts worldwide.
Foundational values for the project come from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and our belief that children in the early childhood years are competent and capable human beings, who realize and are able to communicate their rights.
The educators’ video recordings of children will be edited to create the documentary.
As a powerful rights statement, the Voices of Children documentary will provide a resource for advocates that can initiate a dialogue with educators, legislators and leaders throughout the world.
As mentors, we will guide participating educators from around the globe through the process of identifying their understandings of rights, learning to listen to children, and supporting children to voice their rights through both verbal and non-verbal expression.