RESPONSES TO COVID-19

Child Rights Connect webpage dedicated to  COVID-19 responses

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is having a major impact on the lives of children and families. Given the large amount of resources developed by different organizations, at Child Rights Connect we want to help you in your search for information. For this purpose, we have pulled together resources from our members and partners, as well as some relevant press releases and statements on the topic and divided them into different sections. We seek to provide clarity by offering an overview of the responses to the disease by various organizations. We hope this will help civil society and the general public to quickly review information that is of interest. We will be updating the webpage regularly as the crisis unfolds.

Child Rights Connect staff in Geneva is working from home following the Swiss government guidelines. You can reach us via email.

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Our Latest News

Council resolution on Human Rights and the Environment recognises the role of child environmental human rights defenders and welcomes the great work of the Special Rapporteur in amplifying children’s voices

28 April , 2021|

At the 46th session of the Human Rights Council (Council), Member States adopted the resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment which highlights the critical role of child human rights defenders (CHRDs) acting on the environment!   Like in previous resolutions, the initial text-only expressed [...]

New Tool: “POSITIVE DISCIPLINE”, AN ALTERNATIVE TO CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

21 April , 2021|

Tool showcasing good practices of States to end corporal punishment of children Guidance and discipline are important for a child’s growth education and development as a way to prepare the child for their future stage as an adult living productively [...]

Adopted General Comment No. 25 of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment incorporates some of Child Rights Connect’ key asks focusing on Child Human Rights Defenders (CHRDs)

24 March , 2021|

On Wednesday 24th March, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) officially launched their new General Comment No. 25 on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment taking into consideration some key asks and recommendations [...]

Empowering children to contribute to UN processes on SDGs!

11 March , 2021|

Every year, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) writes a report on children’s rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to provide inputs from a child rights perspective to the yearly thematic reviews of progress at the forum. The theme of the [...]

Children’s Advisory Team applications are open! ?

27 January , 2021|

Child Rights Connect’s Children’s Advisory Team (CAT) is a team of 12 child advisors from different parts of the world and who act as human rights defenders and  make positive changes for children across the world. It is a permanent [...]

NEW!: Launch of a Child-friendly UPR Guide!

11 December , 2020|

Child Rights Connect and UPR info are delighted to announce the launch of “The UPR & Me: My Guide to Participating in the UPR”! Whilst there are many good practice examples of children’s participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), [...]

CHRD News Feed

This page responds to the child advisors’ call for a platform to monitor the follow-up to the Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights defenders. It showcases direct follow-up activities to the 2018 DGD as well as examples of the different ways in which the global movement for children human rights defenders is growing at different levels and in many different forms.

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