Thirty years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, there have been many achievements with regards to civil society engagement in the CRC reporting, including the increase in quantity and quality of child participation. However, there are still many gaps and challenges at national and international level, both internal and external to Child Rights Connect.

In the report, you will find out:

  • An overview of the key changes in the working methods of the CRC Committee;
  • The status of ratifications and reservations, State Party reporting, civil society reporting and children’s participation in the reporting process;
  • The progress and challenges in relation to process and impact of CRC engagement;
  • Recommendations to Child Rights Connect network to maximize its potential in order to empower children’s rights defenders in a sustainable way and with multiplying and long-term effect;
  • Two annexes: a timeline with landmarks in child rights and a non-exhaustive list of follow-up researches.