Save the Children
Save the Children in Mongolia carried out this Young Voices survey in Mongolia so that children could have a say about all matters that affect them, such as knowledge about their rights, bullying, school costs, safety in the streets and on the internet, how they see their future and much more.
Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), children are entitled to express their views about whether they feel their rights are being properly observed. 35% of Mongolia’s population is under 18 years of age. The people who make decisions about how children live – at school, at home, at play and in the community – need to know and understand how children feel. Their perspective is unique, so when children are able to influence discussions about their lives, decisions are better informed and applied.
Young Voices survey data was collected from 1,236 students of Grades 6, 8 and 10 in fourteen secondary schools, including two schools for children with disabilities, across all nine districts of Ulaanbaatar.
Young Voices survey shows that while many children in Mongolia are doing fine, there is still much to do.
To read the follow-up survey that was conducted one year later, please go here.
To view all of the Young Voices national surveys, please visit the collection page.