This module presents tools and resources designed to support donors to strategically engage with civil society in child rights programming.
- Explains the rationale of donor engagement with CSOs on child rights and identify entry points of engagement;
Provides recommendations for implementing successful, meaningful and strategic engagement with CSOs to further child rights;
Define the key steps in assessing the enabling environment and supporting space in which CSOs can operate to promote child rights;
Explains how working with CSOs can be mainstreamed in all phases and sectors of cooperation.
In many countries, advances in child rights have been strongly influenced by the efforts and dedication of civil society. At the global level, civil society organizations (CSOs) were critical in drafting and achieving the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and they remain key players in the promotion and monitoring of
CSOs also play a vital role as providers of essential services, often filling an important gap and serving those otherwise unreached. They can exert a powerful influence on society by challenging dominant political views, economic ideas, social attitudes and behaviours and by devising innovative solutions to public problems.