UNICEF (2020). Engaged and Heard! Guidelines on Adolescent Participation and Civic Engagement. UNICEF.
This document offers guidelines for enhancing adolescent (youth 10-19 years of age) participation and civic engagement, with the goal of transforming patterns of exclusion, discrimination, and inequity. Adolescent participation is considered in relation to how it is conceptually understood, strategies and key interventions, organizational commitment and processes, and monitoring and evaluation. The appendices offer a rich compendium of tools such as a table that maps stages of adolescent development and opportunities for participation, sample output indicators and inputs for key strategies on adolescent participation.
These guidelines may help inform the approaches of those working with adolescents as well as adolescents interested in civic engagement.