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Children’s Protagonismo

Protagonismo is a concept that is often very difficult to translate into English, and it is a concept that has been developing over time in Latin America since its emergence in the popular movements in the 1960s and 1970s.  Both the movements themselves and many social scientists and analysts began speaking about “protagonismo popular” to… Continue Reading Children’s Protagonismo

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Children’s Rights Festival

On July 18th, the kids involved in the project Trabajo de Crecer put on a festival in Villa El Salvador to educate the public (both adults and children) about children’s rights.  There was a lot of singing, dancing, speeches, and many games where players were asked questions about children’s rights. Most of the emphasis was… Continue Reading Children’s Rights Festival

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Trabajo Digno

    One of the key concepts in the movement of working children here in Peru is the idea of “trabajo digno.”  The movement argues that kids should be able to work, but, like everyone else, deserve to work in jobs that are fair, safe, and non-exploitative.  As this sign indicates, they argue that kids… Continue Reading Trabajo Digno

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About Jessica

Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at University of California at Santa Cruz. Ethnographer. Writes about childhood and youth, social movements, globalization, and gender.