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.


Our Latest News

Child Rights Connect signs up to the Together to #ENDviolence Leaders’ Statement

18 August , 2021|

Child Rights Connect has joined global leaders from across the End Violence community in signing the Together to #ENDviolence Leaders' Statement. Greatly concerned by the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s lives and rights, more than 50 global [...]

UN Heads of Entities commit to step up efforts to promote the right to a healthy environment of children and their participation in climate justice decision-making at all levels

8 July , 2021|

We welcome the UN Joint Commitment, released this month, to promote the right of children, youth and future generations to a healthy environment and their meaningful participation in decision-making at all levels, in relation to climate action and climate justice.  This Joint Commitment by Heads [...]

Historic advancement: CRC committee to develop authoritative guidance on children’s rights and environment with a special focus on climate change!

9 June , 2021|

At the end of its 87th session, the Committee on the Rights of the Child announced that it will initiate a General Comment on children’s rights and the environment with a special focus on climate change.  The General Comment will provide long-overdue authoritative guidance on [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

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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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