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Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is a global network that disseminates information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and child rights amongst non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, inter-governmental organisation (IGOs), educational institutions, and other child rights experts.

Established in 1995, CRIN is a global information network. It has a membership of more than 1,700 organisations in over 140 countries. About 85 percent of its members are NGOs and 65 percent are in the Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its current strategic goal for the next three years is to become a stronger and more influential voice for the promotion of children’s rights. This involves :

  • taking a more proactive approach to information management to encourage and fuel advocacy activities
  • focusing on « neglected » and « new and emerging » children’s rights issues
  • developing a more explicit focus on key audiences, identified by their ability to achieve greater recognition of children’s rights

Address : CRIN c/o Save the Children
1 St John’s Lane
London EC1M 4AR - United Kingdom
Phone : +44 20 7012 6865
Fax : +44 20 7012 6952
Contact :
Website :

Child Soldiers

The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers was formed in May 1998 by leading international human rights and humanitarian organizations. It has regional and national networks in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, with its headquarters in London. The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers works to prevent the recruitment and use of children as soldiers, to secure their demobilisation and to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

Address: Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, International Secretariat, 2-12 Pentonville Road, 2nd Floor, London N1 9HF - United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7713 2761
Fax: +44 20 7713 2794
Email: info AT

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC)

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) works to strengthen the capacity of UNICEF and its cooperating institutions to respond to the evolving needs of children and to develop a new global ethic for children. It promotes the effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in both developing and industrialized countries.

Address : Piazza SS. Annunziata, 12, 50122 Florence - ITALY
Phone: (39055) 20330
Fax: (39055) 244817
Email: florence AT

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict was formed by a group of leading human rights and humanitarian organizations in response to the need for improved monitoring and reporting on violations against children. Today, these organizations form Watchlist’s international Steering Committee :

- CARE International
- Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
- International Save the Children Alliance
- Norwegian Refugee Council
- Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children
- World Vision International

The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict operates within the framework of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to strive to end violations against children in armed conflicts and to guarantee their rights.

Specifically, Watchlist aims to improve child protection in specific conflict situations by monitoring and reporting of Children in Armed Conflict (CAC) violations, by urging implementation of international commitments, and by empowering local organizations and community members to carry out effective monitoring, reporting, advocacy and child protection activities in conflict settings.

As a global network, the Watchlist builds partnerships among local, national and international non-governmental organizations, enhancing mutual capacities and strengths. Working together, we strategically collect and disseminate information on violations against children in conflicts in order to influence key decision-makers to create and implement programs and policies that effectively protect children.

Address : c/o Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children
122 East 42nd Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10168-1289
Phone : 212.551.3111
Fax : 212.551.3180
Email :
Website :

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