Child Rights Governance

We support children and civil society to demand rights for every child, and for governments to deliver on their promises.

Sub-themes: Good governance and delivering child rights; Monitoring and demanding child rights; Public investment in children

We work towards establishing and strengthening the governance system necessary for states to effectively implement the standards of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other child rights instruments. We do this through conducting research studies and holding the state to account; supporting a vibrant civil society and supporting the state to deliver child rights in order to achieve a positive impact on children’s lives, resulting in equitable, structural and sustainable change.


We monitor and demand child rights through reporting to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child; implementation of the Concluding Observations (Recommendations) from CRC committee and reporting to the UN Human Rights Council.

We ensure good governance by facilitating open and resilient institutions to deliver child rights- Parliament, sector ministries, local authorities - and we ensure the participation of children in demanding for their rights.

Public investment in children is encouraged through resource mobilisation (revenue); monitoring of government expenditure; sensitising stakeholders on child rights and business principles and facilitating the presence of a legal, policy and institutional framework.