Child Rights Connect works in a variety of ways to make sure that children’s rights, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), are properly respected throughout the world.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has been ratified by almost every country in the world. Despite this, millions of children have their rights violated on a daily basis. If children are to be properly recognised as people with rights, as people who can actually claim and enjoy those rights, the world must change how it views and treats its children.
Our vision and mission
Child Rights Connect envisions a world in which children enjoy their rights, as defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Our Mission is to advocate for children’s enjoyment of their rights and to enable civil society actors, including children, to engage effectively with the international human rights system.
Child Rights Connect works to advance child rights through a strategic combination of activities:
- Actively participating in the drafting of international child rights instruments (e.g. Like the drafting of the CRC and its Optional Protocols OP3 CRC).
- Providing support and training to build the capacity of national and regional NGOs and coalitions so that they can engage as effectively as possible with the Committee and other parts of the UN human rights system.
- Supporting national NGOs as they engage with the Committee on the Rights of the Child and other UN human rights mechanisms so that the UN system becomes a more effective vehicle for change at national level.
- Advocating for child rights internationally, particularly with the Human Rights Council and its Universal Periodic Review, making sure they are viewed as part of the mainstream within human rights.
- Supporting and monitoring the work of the Committee, especially by ensuring active NGO participation in the CRC reporting process so that the Committee has an accurate and balanced understanding of the situation of child rights in the countries under review.
- Producing practical tools (e.g. reporting guides and fact sheets) and conducting research on evolving aspects of child rights.
This is how we do it (click to read more.): Every 5 years, Child Rights Connect develops a strategic plan based on objectives, which guide our work. For 2015-2019 we have 4 strategic objectives. Click to read more.
Every 5 years, Child Rights Connect develops a strategic plan based on objectives, which guide our work.
For 2015-2019 we have 4 strategic objectives. Click to read more.