United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Child Rights International Network (CRIN) – A global network that disseminates information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and child rights amongst non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), educational institutions, and other child rights experts

Child Soldiers International – Coalition to stop the use of child soldiers via human rights research and advocacy. Website available in English and French.

International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) – A Canadian leader in community-based, national, regional and international applications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Defence for Children International – Defence for Children International (DCI) is an independent non-governmental organization set up during the International Year of the Child (1979) to ensure on-going, practical, systematic and concerted international action specially directed towards promoting and protecting the rights of the child.

Children’s Defense Fund – The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Education International – Available in multiple languages

United Nations Economic and Social Council

Childwatch International Research Network – A nonprofit, non-governmental network of institutions involved in research for children, aiming to initiate and coordinate research and information projects on children’s living conditions and the implementation on children’s rights as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Amnesty International – Organization protecting human rights worldwide and reporting violations. Available in multiple languages.

Human Rights Watch – A comprehensive human rights site. Monitors human rights violations worldwide and publishes country reports and issue-specific reports based on investigations. Available in multiple languages.

Physicians for Human Rights – Mobilizes the health professions and enlists support from the general public to protect and promote the human rights of all people

Doctors Without Borders – Medecins Sans Frontieres

Children International – A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children living in dire poverty

OneWorld – Dedicated to harnessing the democratic potential of the internet to promote human rights and sustainable development. A wealth of information, reports and resources about children throughout the world.

Corporal punishment:

  • Ending Corporal Punishment – Swedish experience of efforts to prevent all forms of violence against children
  • The Center for Effective Discipline – A non-profit organization which provides educational information to the public on the effects of corporal punishment of children and alternatives to its use

Violence Against Children – UN Secretary General’s 2006 study. Available in Spanish, French, and Arabic.

UNICEF report (November, 2007): An overview of child well-being in rich countries

Save the ChildrenSave the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 27 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 100 countries to ensure the well-being of children.