Children’s rights are constantly evolving to offer more protection and human rights for those who cannot advocate for themselves. To help our members, activists, and volunteers stay up-to-date on pressing issues, we have put together the following list of informational resources. Please note that we are constantly updating this list to include the most timely information. We also welcome the addition of other valuable resources found by members and advocates.
Teaching for Children’s Rights – Rights, wanted and needs. UNICEF Canada provides this interesting teaching guide and curriculum that addresses the differences between children’s rights, wants, and needs.
OXFAM on Children’s Rights – OXFAM has provided a six-session series that addresses children’s rights. These may be used as consecutive lessons or used to supplement an existing children’s rights teaching experience.
Childrenandbusiness.org Intro to Children’s Rights – Use this resource to learn more about children’s rights and how they impact business ethics and practices.
Child Online Safety Assessment – Online games and mobile application development must adhere to best practices in order to appropriately address children’s rights. Tools have been developed to assist in the assessment of games for kids.
Young Refugee Education in Great Britain – Education should be accessible to all children; it is one of their unique and basic rights. Learn more about how Great Britain has put into place steps that help refugee children further their education.
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – This website features an interesting world map that can be used to better understand children’s rights as they pertain to each country.
Human Rights Watch – This organization works to protect children around the world so that they might have an opportunity to grow into adulthood.
IICRD News – International Institute for Child Rights and Development provides important news and information on events specific to children’s rights.
Child Rights Coalition Asia – This organization is dedicated to furthering the rights of children in Vietnam, Thailand, and other Asian countries in which children may struggle to maintain the rights provided to them by international law.
Children’s Rights Documents – The UN provides a collection of important documents that have impacted the rights of children around the world.
Child Marriages – Learn more about child marriage and how children’s rights protect girls around the world from being forced into marriages that violate their rights.
Child Labour – The are specific rights and rules surrounding a child’s place within the workforce. Learn more about how to protect children from being violated and being forced to work.
World Food Programs – Children have the right to nutritious food that nourishes their bodies and their minds. Learn more about school food programs and how they work to protect this right.
Child Maltreatment and Abuse – Children around the world deserve protect and a life free of violence and abuse. WHO provides detailed information and resources to help protect children everywhere.
Child-friendly Resources on Children’s Rights – Talking to children about the rights they are entitled to is so important, but it can be tricky. These age appropriate resources help to facilitate those important conversations.
Child Rights Governance – Save the Children is an organization committed to advancing and upholding the rights of children.
Caring for LGBTQ Children and Youth – Human Rights Campaign Foundation provides helpful information for parents and caregivers charged with the protection of LGBTQ children.
State-specific Child Care Resources and Licensing Laws – It is important to understand the child care laws in your state; this legal guide will help.
Protect Our Children from Abuse and Neglect – These child abuse and neglect FAQs help to education people on the importance of children’s rights and prepare them to better advocate for children.
CRC Kids – This website provides a variety of resources and guidance to families and educators interested in protecting and advocating for children in their care.