Child Rights Governance Programming Guidance. Save the Children's Child Rights Governance Global Initiative (CRGI)

Work on Child Rights Governance (CRG) aims to build societies that fulfil children's rights by establishing and strengthening the governance system necessary for states to effectively implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other child rights obligations. It is about supporting a vibrant civil society pushing children up the political agenda, and holding states to account for what they have or have not done to enable children to realise their rights. It is an effective strategy for achieving a positive impact on millions of children's lives, resulting in structural and lasting change.

This guide is a technical reference document for programme managers and staff of country offices, for partners we work with, Save the Children Members, CRG staff at head offices and regional levels, and for other interested practitioners who are developing projects or programmes on child rights governance. The guide is not meant to be read from beginning to end, but is designed to be dipped into for inspiration and guidance on developing plans and programming on CRG. It provides examples of Save the Children's work with children and civil society organisations. No programme is expected to cover all the areas described in this guide. Nor should guidance in this document be seen as a blueprint. It is a framework that can be adjusted according to context.

Published 2014-02-18

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