Global Data - The Voices of Children and Young People
NEW YORK, 20 November 2013 – "The Voices of Children and Young People", a report released today at the United Nations, marks the 10th anniversary of Child Helpline International (CHI), a network of 173 child helpline members operating in 141 countries and provides ten years of data and analysis drawn from a series of regional studies.
The publication shows that every child has the right to be heard and that child helplines respond to the needs of children and are at the forefront of child protection.
Child helplines around the world are in a unique position to listen to children and young people directly. The data collected by child helplines about the contacts made with them is a vital source of information that can be used to make informed policy decision by governments, and can help civil society organisations align their programmes in the best interest of child or young person, so that collectively they are able to strengthen child protection systems both nationally and locally.