Realization of Children’s Rights Index

Realization of Children’s Rights Index

The Realization of Children’s Rights Index (RCRI) is a grade between 0 and 10 that shows the level of realization of Children’s Rights in a country.

The lower the RCRI is, the lower the realization of Children’s Rights in the country.
The higher the RCRI is, the more Children’s Rights in the country are real and respected.

Role of the RCRI

The Realization of Children’s Rights Index is an indicative value allowing countries to be classified and graded according to the level of realization and respect of Children’s Rights.

Calculating the RCRI

The Realization of Children’s Rights Index is an indicator obtained by grouping statistical measurements, which have been given values determining its weight in the calculation.

This statistical tool created by Humanium is an estimation based upon sources judged to be reliable in their field.

The Realization of Children’s Rights Index is characterized by a willingness to have comprehensive view of Children’s Rights.

In particular, the RCRI takes the following elements into account in its calculation :

  • mortality for less than 5 years ;
  • life expectancy at birth ;
  • education ;
  • poverty ;
  • low birth weight ;
  • HIV ;
  • child labour ;
  • child marriage ;
  • female genital mutilation ;
  • registration of births ;
  • ecological impact on the future of children ;
  • rights and freedoms ;
  • the feeling of satisfaction with life ;
  • war and other violent situations…

Situation Level of Children’s Rights

To simplify the RCRI, it can be visually illustrated using 5 colours indicating 5 situation levels of Children’s Right :

Green : “Good situation”

Yellow : “Satisfactory situation”

Orange : “Noticeable problems”

Red : “Difficult situation”

Black : “Very serious situation”