Child Rights Connect In Action: Responding to the unprecedent mobilization of children on the right to a healthy environment in a context of escalating climate crisis 

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 [...]

2022-05-16T11:35:04+02:0016 May , 2022|

Child Rights Connect In Action: A turning point in the recognition of children as informed decision-makers: children influence high-level processes related to the Sustainable Development Goals

Children have been historically excluded from discussions at the Human Rights Council  The 2017 Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution on the protection of child rights in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the importance of children’s rights as an integral part of sustainable development strategies and [...]

2022-05-02T11:27:48+02:002 May , 2022|

Child Rights Connect In Action: Resourcing and empowering children, children’s rights defenders, other non-State actors and State actors to strategically use the OPIC to ensure redress for child victims of human rights violations and contribute to wider change 

Why the OPIC is key to providing redress to children when national mechanisms fail to do so  Child human rights violations are on the rise, particularly given the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating environmental crisis. According to UNICEF, 66% of countries reported a disruption in violence against children-related [...]

2022-04-20T15:03:20+02:0025 April , 2022|

Child Rights Connect In Action: From Child Participation to Child Empowerment – Reflections from Child Rights Connect’s Child Advisors

Why a Children’s Advisory Team (CAT)  There are multiple examples of child human rights defenders (CHRDs) from all horizons vibrantly advocating for the protection of human rights, the environment and social justice. The voices of children are out there. Ensuring the recognition, protection and empowerment of CHRDs is therefore a [...]

2022-04-19T12:18:59+02:0019 April , 2022|

Child Rights Connect In Action: Now more than ever: A need to resource children and children’s rights defenders to effectively engage with the CRC Committee about child rights in their countries; and a call on States to effect change 

Reduced opportunities for bringing State parties to account on their implementation of the UNCRC  Civil society reporting is critical to informing the work of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC Committee), the UN treaty body responsible for monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights [...]

2022-04-11T14:52:08+02:0011 April , 2022|

Child Rights Connect In Action: Implementing the Guide on the rights of child human rights defenders (CHRDs) in Moldova: from empowering children, CSOs, and the Children’s Ombudsperson to influencing the national law on human rights defenders

Key challenges faced by CHRDs in Moldova  The world is experiencing an unprecedent mobilization of children acting to address the most pressing challenges faced by humanity. Moldova is no exception. Children are increasingly acting as human rights defenders to realize human rights and advance social justice for all, speaking up [...]

2022-04-04T12:42:24+02:004 April , 2022|

Annual day on the Rights of the Child 2022: reinforcing standards on child rights and family reunification

“The right to grow up in a family environment must be respected and fulfilled, (…) [and] children’s opinions and experiences should be taken into account”, highlighted Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, during the opening of the 2022 Annual Day on the Rights of the Child with [...]

2022-03-24T18:58:46+01:0024 March , 2022|

First regional OPIC workshop empowering civil society and human rights defenders in promoting and protecting child rights in Latin America

First part of online Regional Workshop on Strategic Litigation for the Protection of the Rights of the Child in Latin America took place from November 30th to December 1st, 2020. It counted with more than 70 participants, from 17 countries.  Last week, Child Rights Connect and Save the Children-Latin America and the Caribbean, in partnership with the Office of the [...]

2020-12-07T17:03:12+01:007 December , 2020|

Every Voice Counts

Every Voice Counts UN Puts Spotlight on Children as Human Rights Defenders By Lena Ingelstam and Ulrika Cilliers, Save the Children, Tor Hodenfield, CIVICUS, and Beatrice Schulter, Child Rights Connect Many children want to defend their rights and the rights of others and when children speak out things change. [...]

2018-09-27T16:56:31+02:0027 September , 2018|
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