Become a member

Child Rights Connect warmly welcomes new members. We currently have more than 80 members, including international and national NGOs and child rights coalitions. Together we are a powerful voice for child rights within the UN.

If you are an NGO, coalition of NGOs or child/youth-led organisation is directly involved with any aspect of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), why not think about joining us? It could help you be even more effective than you are now.

Why join Child Rights Connect?

When you join Child Rights Connect, you join one of the largest international networks for child rights. We have a unique and excellent working relationship with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and other UN experts. Our membership covers almost every country on the planet.

Child Rights Connect members have influenced major child rights development over the past three decades including all of the UN treaties on child rights. Working together, we can achieve so much more for children’s rights.

As a member of Child Rights Connect, your organisation can:

  • Join our Working Groups and have a real impact in different areas such as:
    • violence against children
    • children without parental care
    • children of incarcerated parents
    • universal birth registration
    • mainstreaming
  • Benefit from our expertise on the UN human rights system, including advocacy and national implementation of treaties.
  • Connect with our broad network, including members, partners and international experts from all over the world
  • Contribute more powerfully to global discussions about child rights as part of this well respected network
  • Use our collaboration tools to share and develop news, ideas and best practice
  • Receive information so that you know what’s going on at national and international level.

How do you become a member?

Our downloadable membership information and application will tell you more about the criteria, process and the benefits of joining Child Rights Connect. To apply, simply fill out the application form and send it (along with the necessary supporting documentation) to:

Applications must be received by 31 December to be considered for approval in March of the following year.

We look forward to working with you!