Webinar: Kids are not the future, they are the present (Costa Rica)

 

IAYSP-Costa Rica organized a webinar alongside Héroes Costa Rica. The purpose of this activity was to remember that children are also people who deserve to be heard. Today there are many countries in which all children’s rights are not fully or partially fulfilled. One of the principal causes is the little or no voice that children have. In this seminar, they talked about some rights of children that have been decreed over time. It was also proposed that people could take action to empower the voice of children, by knowing the concept of adult centrism, identifying it in their daily actions (both their own and those around them), and finally getting involved in not repeating these patterns. This was achieved through an informative talk, a role-play activity, and shared experiences of the participants themselves. In this way, it is sought that children can be listened to and cared for in a more positive way than how they have been seen and related to in the past. This activity was linked to the Reduce Inequalities and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Sustainable Development Goals.