26/02/2021 – “One year of COVID-19: 5 solutions that helped children” by Terre des Hommes

13/01/2021 – In 2021, let’s give our attention to stories of hope, not hatred – Statement by Save the Children International

28/10/2020 World Vision International partnered with Airtel Zambia to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zambia. World Vision has been working with the Zambian Government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country by equipping health facilities and isolation centres and establishing prevention measures across the country. Airtel Zambia has recognised World Vision’s response and therefore partnered to scale up their response in Chibombo District.

14/09/2020 World Vision International, along with Child Rights Connect, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages and Terre des Hommes, prepared a written joint statement for the HRC45 enhanced interactive dialogue on the human rights implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic, urging the UN to adopt a children’s rights approach in all responses to the Pandemic and ensure sustained engagement of children in the responses.

25/06/2020. The National Coalition Deutschland published a Corona Statement and you can read it here.

24/06/2020. The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion launched an urgent call to states, donors and other stakeholders to promote and protect the rights of stateless persons in their COVID-19 responses (Arabic, Spanish) together with 83 other civil society actors working at the local, regional, and international levels. They are increasingly concerned about the impact that the global pandemic and related policy measures are having on the lives of stateless people across the globe, as well as on efforts to promote the right to a nationality. The joint statement sets out targeted recommendations to key stakeholders in order to promote a rights-based, non-discriminatory response to COVID-19.

05/2020. SOS Children’s Village International published a  position statement on COVID-19 to call to action for the protection of children without or at risk of losing parental care. The statement presents the key asks that are necessary to ensure that the rights and needs of children without or at risk of losing parental care are prioritised by national, regional and international governments in their response to the covid-19 pandemic.

11/05/2020. A Joint Letter was sent by Child Rights Connect as a member of TBnet and other members and partners to the Chairpersons of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the High Commissioner of Human Rights concerning the functioning of the treaty bodies during the covid-19 pandemic. The letter aims to call on the UN human rights mechanisms to continue executing their mandates during the COVID-19 crisis by exploring all possible options to undertake their mandated activities remotely while ensuring safe and effective civil society involvement. For more information please read the joint letter here.

29/04/2020. Call to put children’s rights in ASIA at the center of the COVID-19 response– Child Rights Connect, Child Rights Asia, Joining Forces and ECPAT International co-signed a joint statement to call on two intergovernmental regional bodies, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and their respective Member States, to put children’s rights are at the centre of the Covid-19’s response.

16/04/2020. Child Rights Connect/Joining Forces alliance Open Letter and Recommendations to World Leaders on Covid-19 Crisis and Child Rights. Child Rights Connect endorsed an open letter from the Joining Forces alliance to Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governments and Mayors. The letter is accompanied by detailed recommendations to governments.

24/03/2020. Lumos, Latin America & Caribbean Office statement on COVID-19.

19/03/2020. Human Rights Watch published an overview of human rights concerns posed by the coronavirus outbreak including the rights of children. Among the mentioned issues: Providing age-appropriate information to children, relevant measures to adopt due to closing of schools including mitigating gendered impact and ensuring that responses to not perpetuate gender inequality. The piece makes reference to different States practices and includes recommendations for all.