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How ‘free’ is public education? The hidden costs of free education in Kenya

Kenya, along with all other African jurisdictions, has committed to guaranteeing 12 years of primary and secondary education for all children in line with the African Union’s (AU) Continental Education Strategy (Human Rights Watch, 2024). Despite this, and visible domestic policy efforts to ensure and provide ‘free’ education, hidden costs continue to prevent large numbers […]

The worrying prison conditions of minors in France

In France, the number of incarcerated minors has sharply increased in recent years. In addition to the worrying rise in convictions, conditions for imprisoned minors do not always respect the specific needs of adolescents. The deprivation of children’s freedom must be a last resort and, if they are imprisoned, they must always be held separately […]

The detention of child migrants in desert camps along the US-Mexico border

An increasing number of families with children have been making dangerous journeys for safety in the US, with their applications often processed amidst challenging circumstances. The treatment of children by US border control in encampments has raised significant concerns, with reports indicating violations of their rights. As a result of these adverse conditions, these children […]

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In Rwanda, we help local leaders to develop an intuitive emotional understanding of children’s rights

What we do

Independent observatory

We constantly monitor the situation of children and report violation cases in the world, with the ultimate aim of ensuring total transparency.

Online child rights education

We promote the emergence and development of an online community by using digital communication technologies and tools to educate adults and children in a simple and understandable way.

Legal advice & Advocacy

We provide legal advice on children’s rights, working with a global network of lawyers. We advocate internationally for the improvement and fulfillment of child rights, with a focus on the recognition and respect of children’s environmental rights.

Strengthening the actors of change

We implement the rights of the child at a local level using a unique interdisciplinary combination of legal tools and psychosocial techniques.

Child welfare

We work with local NGOs to support and implement projects for the protection of children, their development, survival and education.

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1987
Child welfare beneficiairies
132653
Active volunteers every month
150

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