Children's Ombudswoman presents to the Constitutional Convention

This Wednesday, April 6, the Children's Ombudsman, Patricia Muñoz, made a presentation to the Commission on Constitutional Principles, Democracy, Nationality and Citizenship of the Constitutional Convention, where she presented a document of observations and recommendations to the systematization of norms regarding the rights of children and adolescents, a proposal that is part of the project #MiVozenlaConstitución, of which #Presentes is a part.

The observations and recommendations were built by systematizing different inputs, such as the participation of children and adolescents (where the results of wishes and expectations of the #Presentes project were included), opinions of civil society and experts, compilation of cases, comparative experience, among others.

During the conference, the Children's Ombudswoman stated that "historically and systematically, children and adolescents have been conceived as objects of protection, which has led to their exclusion and subordination to the adult world, what we know as adult-centrism", pointing out that the Convention has the opportunity to change this approach.

With this, and in compliance with its legal mandate, the institution seeks to have the recommendations issued considered by the Commission prior to their vote in the plenary.