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)

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 by Child Rights Connect which focused on CHRDs’ rights in [...]

2021-03-24T17:09:58+01:0024 March , 2021|

 Child human right defenders have their say on the CRC’s draft General Comment on “Children’s rights in relation to the digital environment”

This week Child Rights Connect, members and partners made a joint focused submission to the draft General Comment of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “Children’s rights in relation to the digital environment” focusing on how Child Human Rights Defenders (CHRDs) use and engage with the [...]

2020-11-20T15:58:10+01:0020 November , 2020|

The Child Rights Connect child advisors mobilise in response to COVID-19

Just weeks after a new global Children’s Advisory Team was established at Child Rights Connect (an international network of children’s organisations with a Secretariat based in Geneva), we faced a COVID-19 outbreak. Soon after, the 11 child advisors, based across all regions of the world, began adapting to a new [...]

2020-10-09T12:21:25+02:0020 August , 2020|

Call for child advisor applications: New Child Rights Connect Children’s Advisory Team 2020-2021! ?

We are now accepting applications from children to become child advisors on our new Children’s Advisory Team 2020/2021! Child Rights Connect is setting up a new global Children’s Advisory Team, which will become a permanent group within the organisation and central to advancing our efforts on children’s empowerment globally. The [...]

2019-12-13T16:28:14+01:0012 December , 2019|

Children Human Rights Defenders take landmark action on climate crisis through OPIC

Child Rights Connect welcomes the lodging this week of a child-led complaint to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child concerning the global climate crisis. On 23 September 2019, 16 children human rights defenders filed a landmark complaint concerning the climate crisis with the UN Committee on the [...]

2020-06-24T12:01:20+02:0026 September , 2019|

CHRDs, UN and civil society experts agree on a roadmap to move forward the 2018 DGD outcome recommendations!

Following the release of the 2018 Day of General Discussion (DGD) outcome report on Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights Defenders, a group of experts meet in June to discuss how to follow up on and join efforts to implement the recommendations included in the report. The highly committed participants exchanged [...]

2020-05-12T11:23:16+02:009 September , 2019|

Civil society space, children and young people on the Human Rights Council’s agenda

Last week Child Rights Connect was invited to participate in a breakfast seminar with States and civil society organized by the Permanente Mission of Ireland. The seminar was an opportunity to examine recent experiences attempting to improve child and youth engagement at the UN Human Rights Council from the perspective [...]

2019-12-13T16:38:06+01:0013 July , 2019|
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