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 participation in Iceland’s State Party report to the CRC Committee

8 March , 2022|

The Committee on the Rights of the Child sets out in its Working Methods that State Parties have an obligation to ensure child participation in the preparation of State Party reports to the Committee. Whilst this remains rare, we present [...]

Spotlight on child human rights defenders in Moldova

18 February , 2022|

Child Rights Connect, its member Child Rights Information Center (CRIC) and a coalition of NGOs have been conducting innovative and experimental work that has put child human rights defenders (CHRDs) on the agenda in Moldova. We are sharing some exciting [...]

Stepping up joint efforts to bring the Caribbean up to speed on the realisation of children’s rights

16 December , 2021|

High-Level conference identifies key priorities to advance children’s rights in the Caribbean  Participants focused on the need of international and regional human rights mechanisms to foster child rights promotion     On December 7th 2021, Child Rights Connect co-organised a high-level conference on Advancing children's rights in the Caribbean by using the international and regional human [...]

New! Child-friendly International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD)

10 December , 2021|

On Human Rights Day 2021 and on the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA), we are launching, with IMADR, a new child-friendly International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and its standards. This new resource seeks to raise awareness of international human [...]

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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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