The rights of child human rights defenders: implementation guide

Date: 9th December 2020
Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Training, Respect for the views of the child
Author: Child Rights Connect


This guide aims to help child human rights defenders undertake activities to defend human rights in conditions where they feel respected and empowered.

Human rights defenders can face a range of challenges, including: not having access to information, including about their rights; not being taken seriously by adults; receiving physical and verbal abuse and threats online and offline; being prevented from acting by their families, elders, schools or the police; and not having access to or information about effective supports or remedies.

The guide offers tips and guidelines for States, civil society and UN mechanisms to advance the protection and promotion of child human rights defenders and their work.

  • Read the guide here. 
  • Access the quick introduction to the guide here.
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