How adults can support children to be Rights Defenders— in the words of children themselves
New report released by Child Rights Connect
Young Human Rights Defenders have talked about the support people like them need to Child Rights Connect, a worldwide network promoting children’s rights.
The network’s produced The views, perspectives and recommendations of children across the world, a key resource for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child ahead of next week’s Day of General Discussion (DGD).
What's in the report
Barriers and Inspiration
The report covers children’s thoughts and views on areas including:
- what they think of when they imagine a human rights defender,
- why they might choose to act as a human rights defender,
- why children acting a human rights defenders should be supported, and
- how adults – including parents and guardians, governments, schools, business and the media – can support young human rights defenders.
It also highlights the barriers the Advisory Team thought prevented children and young people from acting as human rights defenders, which are illustrated in the graphic below.
Read the report
Read the Child Rights Connect report here: