• Detail unheard research stories of children and young people’s lives in the MENA region;• Recognise the diversities of childhood experiences in the region related to dimensions of difference and intersectionality;• Challenge pathologising and stereotyped understandings of children and young people living in MENA countries;• Problematise media representations of young people’s involvement in political struggles in the region;• Identify and understand challenges in respect of children and young people’s rights and universal rights-based approaches based on the UNCRC in the MENA countries;• Consider ways in which professional education can enhance rights-based practices with and for children and young people;• Explore ways in which it is possible to effect policy changes for children and young people in the MENA region.
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