Empowering Children’s Rights Defenders
We provide knowledge, advice and connections to children’s rights defenders, including children, on how to influence and use the UN human rights system for sustainable change at national level.
Since its creation, Child Rights Connect is the specialized organization on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and its liaison with children’s rights defenders, including children, NGOs, coalitions of NGOs, Ombudspersons and National Human Rights Institutions.
Every State member of the UN periodically reports to the Committee and in every country, there are children’s rights defenders willing to engage. Child Rights Connect uses this unique opportunity offered by the universal ratification of the CRC and its Protocols to empower children’s rights defenders from all over the world on how to effectively cooperate with the Committee, engage with other relevant UN human rights mechanisms and apply a child-rights based approach to their programmes and advocacy.
We do this by working closely with our members on the ground so that strong coalitions of children’s rights defenders can be formed and equipped with the necessary international expertise, connections and capacity to engage children in the most meaningful, safe and effective way.