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    French-speaking children’s conference 2023: strong recommendations | City of Geneva

    Children make their voices heard

    The traditional French-speaking children’s conference took place on November 18, 2023 and was hosted by the City of Geneva, at the Pavillon Doré of the Cropettes school.

    This event, initiated by the Swiss Council for Youth Activities (CSAJ) And Land of men Switzerland, offers a space for children to discuss their rights and benefit from support from political authorities. The goals of this day are multiple: learning on the rights of children, sensitization to the Swiss political system and formulation of recommendations for better respect of these rights.

    After three days of discussions and games, 46 children aged 10 to 12 from the cantons of Geneva, Valais, Friborg and Vaud made recommendations on equality and non-discrimination, special protection and one healthy environment. These recommendations were shared with the personalities present, Christina KitsosVice-President of the Administrative Council, in charge of the Department of Social Cohesion and Solidarity of the City of Geneva, Anne HiltpoldState Councilor, in charge of the Department of Public Education, Training and Youth, Marie-France Roth PasquierNational Advisor and Philip Jaffemember of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

    Strong and inspiring recommendations

    Among the recommendations made by the children themselves during this French-speaking Children’s Conference, courses to teach children about equality, an online help platform so that parents and children can find out about and protect themselves from cyberharassment or even the establishment of a protected space so that children can take refuge there or complain in the event of parental violence.

    Children’s concerns are current topics who question them and who testify to their needs and their concerns.

    To follow up on this meeting, the authorities present committed to follow up on recommendations children and to welcome them at the Federal Palace in Bern, as well as in the cantons concerned.

    The City of Geneva plans to organize for these children, and for the second year in a row, a visit to the Municipal Council, thus offering them the opportunity to discover how it works and to make their voices heard.

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