We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

You have a right to have your say

You have the right to have a say. Our Mai World project is our way of helping you exercise that right and to bring your korero to the attention of national decision makers.

Mai World emphasises the importance of your voice. Through the project we listen to you, and see you within your whanau, community, society, within your world.

Recent reports

Mai World - annual summary of engagements - June 2018

Tama-te-rā Ariki: The lived experience of rangatahi and tamariki Māori - March 2018

Education matters to me: detailed reports - March 2018

Education matters to me: key insights - January 2018

Engaging with tamariki and rangatahi Māori on the Mana Mokopuna lens - December 2017

What’s important to me: Children and young people’s views in the lead up to the 2017 General Election (2017)

Child and youth voices on bullying in Aotearoa - December 2017

Child and youth voices on their positive connections to culture in Aotearoa - September 2017

You can also check out the latest Voices on our Facebook page.

If you want to connect your school or community group to us, encourage them to sign up, or email us.

More than 25,000 children and young people are connected to the Voices Project.

41 schools across the country (including one early childhood centre) and a growing number of community groups are now registered or involved – meaning we can ask more than 25,000 children and young people for their opinions.

This year we want to reach even more schools and community ropu, empowering tamariki and rangatahi like you to share your opinions on things that matter.

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Mai World: Child and Youth Voices Project


Learn more about our Child and Youth Voices Project 

Have YOUR say NOW

Korero mai e hoa ma, share your opinion with the Children's Commissioner NOW