Child Rights Resources

A list of free guides, how-to tools and other resources on Child Rights and Development for NGOs and development professionals.

A Free Guide to the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

UNICEF and the non-governmental organization Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers have developed this Guide to the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict as a contribution to the campaign to prevent and end the use of child soldiers. It is hoped that this publication will be useful for mobilizing… [Read More]

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A Free Guide for Civil Society Organizations on how to engage with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

This Guide aims to be a resource for civil society organizations (CSO) who are interested in finding out more about the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (the Committee). It reflects important developments relating to the… [Read More]

A Free Fighting Poverty with Faith Food Stamp Challenge Action Toolkit

The Food Stamp Challenge is a week-long event where leaders and community members live on the average food stamp allotment. The toolkit is a great way of mobilizing their community to better understand how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) works on a personal level while highlighting the continued need for feeding programs. What is… [Read More]

A Free Handbook on Legislative Reform: Realising Children’s Rights

This Handbook aims to support the effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and advance gender equality by influencing the adoption of legislative measures, social policies and institutional changes that promote gender equality and results… [Read More]

A Free Global Handbook for Childhood: How to Measure Socio-economic Indicators and Child-targeted Public Spending in Developing Countries

The Global Handbook for Children aims to reinforce the struggle for the rights of the child, the main idea being to provide the methodological tools needed to build and interpret indicators of child health, education and nutrition. The first three chapters of the handbook act as a guide for those undertaking socio-economic research on the… [Read More]

Free Advocacy Handbook for Young People and Children: One Step Beyond

This Advocacy Handbook for Young People and Children was created by Save the Children’s Global Task Group on Violence against Children. Understanding “advocacy” is a process that both adults and children alike learn more and more about every year. With each project, new lessons are learned and it is always possible to take that “one… [Read More]

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A Free Handbook on Growing Up Without Violence: Respecting Children

Respecting Children has been designed to encourage discussion and reflection on the needs of 21st century children. Children are people in their own right, with contributions to make and ideas to share about family life and community. It is widely acknowledged that violence against children fundamentally breaches their human rights, and this is clearly stated… [Read More]

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