#CovidUnder19 brings together children and young people, child rights activists, experts and other key stakeholders to create spaces for children across the globe to meaningfully involve in the discussions about responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and to contribute towards shaping the post-COVID-19 world.
The #CovidUnder19 initiative comprises the first global survey of children’s experiences during the COVID pandemic, designed with a rights-based approach and using a participatory methodology that involved 270 children from 26 countries.
On 28 May, the #CovidUnder19 initiative launched a global consultation survey "Life under Coronavirus", with the technical lead of Queen’s University Belfast, to understand children’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and their views on how they wish to get involved. The survey has been designed by child rights experts and 270 children from 26 countries.
Children aged between 8 and 17 years old are invited to participate in the survey until 31st July. Child protection practitioners as well as parents and caregivers are encouraged to facilitate the participation of children.
The survey is currently available in 22 languages, all accessible here: http://go.qub.ac.uk/CovidSurveys
In parallel, #CovidUnder19 is also running a poll across the U-Report platform.
The results of the surveys will feed into advocacy and operational responses to ensure that children’s rights and lived realities are at the forefront of responses to the COVID pandemic in the medium and long term.
Read also the facilitator’s guide for child protection practitioners to support children in completing the survey.