Report - Day of General Discussion 2018 Children’s Publication
Date: 21st September 2018
Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms
Author: Child Rights Connect
Child Rights Connect has published the Day of General Discussion (DGD) children’s report which presents the findings gathered in consultations between March and June 2018 with children and young people about the theme of the DGD, ‘Children as Human Rights Defenders’.
The consultations were designed, developed and led by the Children’s Advisory Team, Centre for Children’s Rights of the Queen’s University of Belfast, Child Rights Connect and global partners.
As outlined by Child Rights Connect, the aims of the consultations were to:
· Collect from children acting or seeking to become human rights defenders their experiences, views and solution-oriented recommendations on the recognition, empowerment and protection of children human rights defenders to inform the programme and discussions of the DGD and related activities;
· To raise awareness and understanding of the topic of children human rights defenders and to support/advance their ongoing efforts related to children’s rights.
The report has been submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and will be discussed during the DGD.