Presentation on theme: "RIGHTS ON – Supporting organizations’ needs for evidence-based advocacy CHAMPIONING CHILDREN’S RIGHTS A Global Study of Independent Human Rights Institutions."— Presentation transcript:
RIGHTS ON – Supporting organizations’ needs for evidence-based advocacy CHAMPIONING CHILDREN’S RIGHTS A Global Study of Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children Vanessa Sedletzki International Consultant - Human Rights, Governance, Policy
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON2 Today’s presentation Ethos of the study Facts from the world Making a difference for children Way ahead
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON4 One central question In a political system made by and for adults What makes an institution fit for children?
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON5 Independent human rights institutions for children Scope of the study: international standards Institutions that are Public Independent in principle Specific focus on children’s rights No classification of individual institutions according to network criteria
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON6 What the book talks about… World-wide expansion Common features: independence, CRC approaches, direct engagement with children, international engagement Common difficulties: status of children, mandate, resources, implementation of recommendations Different contexts
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON8 What it can do for you Provide evidence for advocacy Help find answers to your questions or think through issues See how it happens elsewhere Help you explain your role Help others understand it Relevance for other child rights issues
Vanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON9 Facts from the world
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON 1010 Where are they? 1996 Note: This map is stylized and not to scale. It does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers.
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON1 Where are they? 2012 Note: This map is stylized and not to scale. It does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers.
Vanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON 1212 Regional overviews
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON 1313 Development across regions
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON 1414 Snapshot by region Sub-Saharan Africa Operating in weak governance contexts Yet making progress in several countries Asia and the Pacific Very diverse Strong in South Asia and tackling difficult issues Issues with independence and visibility of CR
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON 1515 Snapshot by region Europe Compliance with international standards Innovative child participation but accessibility issue Facing threats Latin America and the Caribbean Strong status, linked to democratization Local presence Regional network in progress
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON 1616 Snapshot by region Middle-East and North Africa None but broader NHRIs Opportunities with transitions? Australia, Canada, New-Zealand, USA Sub-national level Strong child protection approach
Vanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON 1717 Making a difference for children
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON 1818 Core achievements Making children visible in policy making Focus on environments Equitable approaches Child participation Individual or specific situations
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON 1919 Influencing factors Effectiveness Own drive Proactiveness Legal mandate Competencies Environment
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON 2121 Recommendations to independent institutions Increase awareness among children Nurture partnerships with wide range of actors Disaggregate complaint data Ensure attention to child rights within broad-based institution Foster coordination with other independent institutions nationally Promote implementation of recommendations Have clear strategic plan and communicate on results
Vanessa SedletzkiVanessa Sedletzki RIGHTS ON2 To find the policy summary… http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/669 EnglishArabeFrançais RussianEspanolItaliano Book coming out in the fall in English
RIGHTS ON – Supporting organizations’ needs for evidence-based advocacy THANK YOU! Vanessa.firstname.lastname@example.org
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