Child Rights Connect’s Working Group on Children and Violence, through its current advocacy strategy, aims to strengthen the Working Group’s work with different actors to advocate for better visibility and prioritisation of Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC) within the human rights mechanisms in Geneva. To this end, the WG creates this blog in order to give visibility to underrepresented EVAC issues.
The WG’s advocacy strategy builds on the report commissioned by the Working Group in 2020, which analysed how VAC issues were addressed in Human Rights Council Resolutions, as well as in the Universal Periodic Reviews and the concluding observations made by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Extreme poverty constitutes a severe form of violence
Extreme poverty is a severe form of violence against children, due to the multiple deprivations they suffer while living in poverty, and is often accompanied by stigma and discrimination. At [...]
How the climate crisis is driving violence against children – and emerging preventative and protective strategies to implement now
The climate crisis is the defining human and child’s rights challenge of our generation, and the greatest threat to children’s health and wellbeing, with impacts across all dimensions of society. One [...]
Addressing the Mental Health of Children by Prioritizing their Social, Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being
The COVID-19 pandemic has had many negative impacts on the lives of children and adolescents. One particular area of concern is the consequences on their mental health and well-being. According [...]
Early Childhood as a Pathway to the Culture of Peace and Non-Violent Society
Freedom from violence is a human right of the child. But many children all over the world grow up with violence in homes, schools, neighborhoods, communities and countries. Moreover, the [...]