World Congress on Justice With Children

Child and Youth Advisory Group

Creating a better place for children in justice

Child & Youth Advisory Group – Information Sheet

The 2021 World Congress Child and Youth Advisory Board, is a group of young and ambitious people under 25 years old, with knowledge and experience in child justice systems. The 2021 Congress involves engagement with children and youth to help shape the Congress and act as a voice for Justice With Children. They advocate for non-discrimination and promote impartial and child friendly justice systems by drawing from and sharing their own experiences with the justice system, in order to allow other children and youth to enjoy their right to have equal access to justice. Children and the Youth’s voices count!

Why are we setting up child and youth advisory groups?

The aim of the Congress is to gather children and adults that are specialized in different areas of justice – including policymakers, civil society representatives and child and youth advocates – to address the challenges faced by children in contact with justice systems.

The Right to be Heard:

Children and youth have a right to be heard and express their views freely. This means that adults have an obligation to make space for children to share their views and take them into consideration in decisions that affect them. Children in contact with justice systems are more likely to not have their views heard or responded to.

Our Targets: 

  • Promote child-friendly justice systems;
  • Stimulate policy makers, law makers, civil society representatives and child and youth advocates to advance children’s rights;
  • Engage and connect various actors and specialists in the field of child justice.

We are keen to work with young people who are passionate about defending human rights and who want to work with others in order to advocate for changes in justice systems.

Willing to contribute?

If you know the problems of a specific region, you can host a session on one of the days of the Congress. You can apply until 25th of September 2021
at the following link: https://justicewithchildren.org/ online-2021/host-a-session/

How to register:

Register on https://justicewithchildren.org/online-2021/registrationonline-2021/ and look out on our Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram pages for the next steps.

Meet the 2021 Child & Youth Advisory Group Members