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Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Organizations and websites

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement that campaigns to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards.

BOES.ORG is an independent, non-profit organization that provides information on children's rights (including the Convention on the Rights of the Child) in multiple languages.

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of the Child is a coalition of over 50 national and provincial NGOs committed to promoting and protecting children's rights in Canada and abroad.

Children’s Rights Alliance for England is an alliance of over 320 voluntary and statutory organizations committed to children's human rights

Child Rights Information and Documentation Centre (CRIDOC) is a non-profit making research and professional organization based in Malawi, primarily concerned with creating access to information on child rights or related issues through Research, Documentation, ICT models, education, advocacy, networking and any other means as may be deemed appropriate from time to time.

Children's Defense Fund is a private, non-profit organization that aims to provide a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves.

Children's House is an interactive resource centre, a meeting place for the exchange of information that serves the well-being of children. Dedicated to supporting the generation and dissemination of knowledge about children's issues, Children's House facilitates the translation of the benefits of research and programming into policy and practice.

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is a global network of organizations sharing their experiences of information on children's rights.

Childwatch Database on Research and Documentation is a database of European child research institutions that have information on issues related to the various articles in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Defence for Children International is a non-governmental organization set up to ensure ongoing, practical, systematic and concerted international action, specifically directed towards promoting and protecting the rights of the child.

Free the Children is an influential international children's movement with young people all over the world speaking out and taking action to improve the lives of children.

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. The Human Rights Watch Children's Rights Project was established in 1994 to monitor human rights abuses against children around the world and to campaign to end them.

Human Rights Education Programme aims to contribute towards the development of a civil and humane society by providing children and young people with a socially relevant and human rights-sensitive education.

The International Federation of Journalists website has information on their Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, in conjunction with the World Tourism Organisation 

International Save the Children Alliance's 26 member organizations support a wide variety of programme activities in over 100 countries. The organization works for: a world that respects and values each child; a world that listens to children and learns; and a world where all children have hope and opportunity.

Lawstuff provides information for young people under 18 years about their legal rights (in Australia).

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) aims to ensure the universal enjoyment of all human rights by "giving practical effect to the will and resolve of the world community as expressed by the United Nations."

Save the Children UK is the United Kingdom's leading international children's charity. The Save the Children Fund's website gives basic information on their publications, which include research reports and working papers on child rights issues.

Save the Children Sweden's website includes the full text in English of Rädda Barnen's newsletter on child soldiers and material published in association with the World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, held in Stockholm in August 1996.

Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, responsible for advising the Secretary-General on the situation of children in armed conflict.

Stand for Children is a US non-profit organization that helps committed people work for health care for all US children, better schools, quality child care and much more.

UNICEF, Teachers Talking about Learning provides a forum for information sharing on education and curriculum.

UNICEF Voices of Youth provides a forum for electronic discussion about what the future holds for children in the 21st century. Discussions focus on how the world can become a place where the rights of every child are protectedthat is, the right to live in peace, to have decent shelter, to be healthy and well-nourished, to have access to safe water, to play, to go to school and to be protected from violence, abuse and exploitation.

Working Group on Girls, a group of non-governmental organizations associated with UNICEF and the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, works for the rights and future of girls.

Reports and publications

Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. A Last Resort.

Defence for Children International. Kit of International Standards Concerning the Rights of the Child. The kit contains the text of six standards concerning the rights of the child and each is accompanied by an introductory article explaining the key points in each text.

International Federation of Journalists. Child Rights

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Fact Sheet on Children's Rights [PDF]. Human Rights Fact Sheets are intended to assist an ever-wider audience in better understanding basic human rights, what the United Nations is doing to promote and protect them and the international machinery available to help realize those rights. The Fact Sheets are free of charge and distributed worldwide.



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