PARTNERSHIPS: NIÑEZ YA AND ALIANZA POR LA NIÑEZ, PARTICIPATION IN PERMANENT SPACES FOR ADVOCACY ON ISSUES REGARDING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS - CREATE PROCESSES AND SPACES FOR ADVOCACY AND DECISION MAKING ON CHILDREN’S ISSUES TOGETHER WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.

Project impact

Colombian children and adolescents in general

Investment

20 million colombian pesos Alianza por la Niñez: 6.1 million colombian pesos

Term

Alianza por la Niñez: 2006 Niñez Ya: 2019

Location

National

Allies

Organizaciones miembros de Niñez Ya Alianza por la Niñez Colombiana, Corporación Juego y Niñez, Fondo Acción, Fundación Antonio Restrepo Barco, Fundación Bernard van Leer, Fundación Empresarios por la Educación (FExE), Fundación Éxito, Fundación Femsa, Fundación Lumos Colombia, Fundación PLAN, Fundación Saldarriaga Concha, Fundación Save the Children, Jerez & Sandoval - Medios y RS, Primero lo Primero, Proantioquia y World Vision.

Sustainable development goals to which we contribute

We seek to create processes and spaces for advocacy and decision making on children’s issues together with environmental issues.


In the interest of advocating for issues regarding children and adolescents, especially the recognition and respect of their rights and the assurance that they grow up in a healthy and protected environment, since 2019 we have been part of Niñez Ya, a social initiative created in 2017 to help fulfill the rights of children, as indicated in the Political Constitution of Colombia, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and current legislative developments.


The organizations that make up the National Coordinating Committee of Niñez Ya are: Alianza por la Niñez Colombiana, Corporación Juego y Niñez, Fondo Acción, Antonio Restrepo Barco Foundation, Bernard van Leer Foundation, Foundation Entrepreneurs for Education (FExE), Éxito Foundation, Femsa Foundation, Lumos Colombia Foundation, PLAN Foundation, Saldarriaga Concha Foundation, Save the Children Foundation, Jerez & Sandoval – Medios and RS, Primero lo Primero, Proantioquia, and World Vision.


Niñez Ya works at a national level, bringing together more than 100 civil society organizations with different interests and scopes to achieve the advocacy process.

Among the achievements are the participation of children and adolescents in advocacy spaces, advocacy exercises for children’s rights, training for local professionals on important children’s issues, preparation of technical documents on the children’s situation from a civil society perspective, and the creation of a guide for the inclusion of important children’s issues in government programs.