#CovidUnder19 is an initiative led by children and young people, with the support of child rights activists, experts and other key stakeholders. They work together to create spaces for children across the globe to meaningfully involve in the discussions about responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and to contribute towards shaping the post-Covid-19 world.
The Centre for Children's Rights at Queen's University Belfast is working with the initiative around the world to gather the views and experiences of children and young people on their rights during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Children's rights are strong promises that governments have made to all children in their countries. Examples are children's right to health care, education, play, to be safe and to have their views taken seriously. We want to find out how well governments are meeting their promises from the viewpoint of children and young people.
On 28 May 2020, the initiative launched a global consultation survey to understand children’s experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic and their views on how they wish to get involved. It has been designed by child rights experts and 270 children from 26 countries.
Children and young people aged between 8 and 17 years old are invited to participate in the survey until 27th June. Child protection practitioners as well as parents and caregivers are encouraged to facilitate the participation of children. A facilitator’s pack has been developed to guide practitioners in supporting children to complete the survey