ARC – Foundation Module 2: Child Rights-Based Approaches
This module is intended to provide a basic understanding of one of the key concepts underlying the ARC resource pack: child rights and rights-based approaches and why they are important in emergency settings. This module outlines the international legal framework that is both the point of reference and the source of authority for engagement with the challenges faced by children. It also aims to clearly explain what child rights-based approaches are and how they can be applied in emergencies.
The ARC resource pack provides information and training materials to strengthen individuals’ capacity to address the causes of children’s vulnerabilities, to build effective child protection systems for use in emergencies and long-term development, and to ensure that no activities inadvertently compromise children’s rights or safety.
Foundation modules 1 and 2 cover core concepts such as underlying theory, international instruments establishing child rights, and principles and standards. Modules 3, 5, and 6 cover methodology such as rights-based tools and approaches. Modules 4 and 7 cover cross-cutting rights such as children’s right to be heard, to be included in decisions that concern them and to enjoy their rights without discrimination. Each module includes materials for study, slides, and training materials such as exercises and handouts.
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