Children's views to be unveiled on World Children's Day

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The children's VOICE conference hosted at UWA, in partnership wtih UNICEF Australia, is included in this press release on the 18th of November, 2019

Period18 Nov 2019

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  • TitleChildren's views to be revealed on World Children's Day
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletUNICEF Australia
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionAdditionally, the Children’s VOICE Conference, held yesterday at the University of Western Australia in partnership with UNICEF Australia, and co-designed by children, was framed around the Sustainable Development Goals and is a first-of-its-kind. Children aged five to 12 years old discussed the issues they most care about and their practical ideas for how children and adults can work together to change the world for the better.

    Thirteen year old activist and author Bella Burgemeister, who spoke at the conference said, “As kids, we don’t have many choices about who runs our country, or even our city, but we do have a choice to make small changes that can have a big impact – like speaking up when our voices are needed or tackling issues in our own community.”

    Dr Gemma Scarparolo and Dr Fiona Mayne, from UWA’s Graduate School of Education, created the conference with the aim of providing with a platform for children to share their ideas in a positive forum and to help them feel empowered to contribute to making change.

    Dr Mayne said, “Children are the voice of change and adults are starting to listen. Even young children have important things to say and everyone can be part of change, no matter how old or young they are. What starts as a local initiative in a school or community can quickly gain momentum. The important thing is that we all take action together.”
    Producer/AuthorNicole Lawrence, UNICEF Australia
    PersonsGemma Scarparolo, Fiona Mayne


TitleChildren's VOICE conference
LocationThe University of Western Australia, Perth , Australia
Period17 Nov 2019 → 17 Nov 2019


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