A Whole-of-Society Approach to the Promotion of Child Rights in Georgia - a Case Study
The Georgian Model of Child Rights Promotion is based on a whole-of-society approach. The objective is to create a culture of child rights that is owned, promoted and supported by an entire society, rather than a programmatic approach driven solely by UNICEF and its traditional partners.
The Model demonstrates the fortified use of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in everyday practice, with the CRC positioned at the very heart of the strategic approach. It has created a pool of child rights champions across society, including parliamentarians, academia, religious leaders, professional groups and children and young people – all of whom are ready and equipped to further spread knowledge and information on child rights. As the Model is non-political and nonsectarian, it has the potential to unite every part of society in a common cause: the children of Georgia.