Hear Our Voices! is a project featuring child participation and aimed at ensuring children with intellectual disabilities are treated as experts in matters related to their own lives, and that their views are taken into account.
It has been designed after the results of the EU-financed project “Children’s rights for all!” which analysed the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) from the perspective of children with intellectual disabilities.
Based on comparative qualitative and quantitative research undertaken by 22 National Experts, results sowed that provisions on the right to participate for children are rather poor and do not provide the necessary support and adaptations to vulnerable children, like for example for children with intellectual disabilities.
In light of this, Eurochild and Inclusion Europe, the European association of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families, launched Hear Our Voices! together with national partner organisations in Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Spain.