ChildFund wants Kiwi children aged 10 to 12 years to have their views heard worldwide in the largest global survey of children’s opinions. Now in its sixth year, ChildFund’s Small Voices Big Dreams survey asks children their views on important issues. (The survey also exists through ChildFund for kids in other countries).
Last year more than 6,000 children in 44 countries from Afghanistan to Nicaragua to Zambia gave their views on child rights to mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Every year, the results of the Small Voices, Big Dreams survey provide insights into childhoods around the world – both the differences and the many similarities says ChildFund New Zealand CEO Paul Brown.
“This survey has shown that children have far more knowledge and understanding of the world than they are often given credit for. They deserve to have their opinions heard.”
This year the questions focus on children’s views on safety and protection for children.