This section presents the outputs produced by the four CRBB2.0 partners in the key area of action "child participation and information". Most of these tools are in their national language. However, information in English on how to develop them can be found in the handbook in chapter 3.b (page 37).
The objective is to enhance the protection of children deprived of liberty by pomoting their effective and genuine participation in the improvement of their detention conditions and in the enforcement of their rights.
Defence for Children International - Belgium
The Belgian team developed specific tools on the right to information (see page 37 of the handbook for more information) and on the right to participation (see page 42 of the handbook for more information).
Right to information
The comic strip on the rights and duties of juveniles deprived of liberty in public closed institution of the French-speaking Community of Belgium:
(comic book's design: Valéry Pirlot)
As a complementary device to the comic strip, an audio recording is provided to children deprived of liberty. It includes :
- interviews of a juvenile judge, a lawyer specialised in juvenile justice, the ombudsman for children, a representative of the public administration and a member of the educational staff;
- 3 thematic tracks on topics considered as very important by the children who took part in the workshops; and
- 4 rap extracts written by the juveniles and sang by a professional rapper.
Right to participation
Workshops on the right to participation including techniques such as improvisation, speech circle and collective intelligence
Training module for professionals (author: Emilie Brébant)
Defence for Children International - Italy
Hip-hop songs written by juveniles (see page 48 of the handbook for more information):
The lyrics of the song "Pen and Paper" can be downloaded here
You can watch the video clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC8fwdU3VmY
The lyrics of the song "Forgotten" can be downloaded here
You can watch the video clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0tpRlFaP2I&t=61s
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
A poster including easy accessible instructions for children on their rights and information on how to address a complaint (see page 54 of the handbook for more information):
The Howard League for Penal Reform