At the 91st CRC session, our Children’s Advisory Team (CAT) delivered a statement, which marks the first time ever that children have addressed the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the opening of their session! Here is the video statement of the CAT: During the live [...]
Child Rights Connect stands in solidarity with its member Defence for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) and the children they work with, following another raid of their offices the night of 17 to 18 August by the Israeli army. The raid on the DCIP office was part of a series [...]
From 30 May to 3 June 2022, the Chairs of the Treaty Bodies participated in their 34th annual meeting in New York. TB-Net submitted written contribution, participated in meetings and closely monitored the discussions. In the end, the Chairs reached an important consensus regarding key points to the work of all [...]
Enormous milestone : UN General Assembly has recognised the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment!
One of the UN's principal bodies, the General Assembly, recognized the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment for all! On the 28th of July, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution recognising that everyone, everywhere, has a human right to live in a clean, healthy and sustainable [...]
Landmark resolution advancing girls’ right to participate in decision-making without discrimination and free from violence!
Amidst pushback against girls’ rights and their autonomy, the Human Rights Council adopted by consensus the resolution on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls with a focus on activism. The UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls decided to focus their 2022 annual [...]
Great news! The UN Core Group leading the development of the Secretary General guidance note on child rights mainstreaming has just published the online survey for civil society in English, French and Spanish, in order to gather inputs from you! You can access it on the website of OHCHR, who [...]
#GA2022: Child Rights Connect reaches 100 organisations in the network and speaks with a stronger voice for child rights mainstreaming
Members and observers of the Child Rights Connect network convened on 2 and 3 June 2022 for the annual General Assembly, an encounter dedicated to discussing and approving key documents, electing members of the Executive Committee as well as admitting members and observers of the network, and foster and strengthen [...]
TB-Net and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) made a submission for the 34th Annual Meeting of Chairpersons of Human Rights Treaty Bodies, taking place from 30th May until 3rd June 2022 in New York. Read it here and find below the key points that the civil society wishes [...]
Child Rights Connect In Action: Responding to the unprecedent mobilization of children for climate justice
Children’s calls for climate justice have been heard, but largely ignored The world is experiencing an unprecedented mobilization of children acting to demand urgent action to address the ever-escalating climate crisis, which severely affects the lives of children and their future, amongst others. In the wake of the Fridays for [...]
The Human Rights Council decided to organize this week a Special Session to focus on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression. Child Rights Connect and its members made a joint statement calling for the cease of hostilities, as well as for all domestic and [...]