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.
Great news! The survey for civil society on Child Rights Mainstreaming is out!
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! [...]
#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 [...]
Civil society’s key claims at the 34th Annual Meeting of Chairpersons of Human Rights Treaty Bodies
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 [...]
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 [...]
Child Rights Connect and its members engage in the Council’s Special Session on Ukraine
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 [...]
Child Rights Connect In Action: Building political consensus and empowering civil society towards OPIC ratification
The OPIC, a unique instrument that has yet to be ratified by many States Seven years have passed since the entry into force of the Optional Protocol on an Individual Communications procedure (OPIC), an international human rights treaty that allows [...]
Trends on child rights at the Human Rights Council 49 session: updates on child participation and CHRDs; new resolution on family reunification; and a major win for child rights mainstreaming
New space is gained at the Council regarding the participation of children, whilst trends against child participation and child human rights defenders continue. The resolution on the rights of the child and family reunification maintains international standards. The UN Human [...]
📢 For the first time, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights meets with children from all over the world!
On the 5th and 6th of April, children from all around the globe participated in Child Consultations held by the UN CESCR on its next General Comment on sustainable development and economic, social, and cultural human rights. The United Nations [...]
Child Rights Connect welcomes the extended 90th CRC session
At the opening of the 90th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Child Rights Connect reminded the importance of CRC recommendations to States on Child Human Rights Defenders as the implementation of the UN Declaration on [...]
Child Rights Connect In Action: Children influence global discussions on 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 [...]
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.