Around the world, millions of children continue to suffer widespread and severe violations of their rights. Why? Often, because of the way governments allocate resources and make policy decisions and their failure to regulate the actions of non state actors. These governments, as ‘duty-bearers’ responsible for delivering children’s rights, together with donors, private sector and civil society, need to do much more to promote and safeguard children’s wellbeing.
CRG policy work aims to positively influence and determine the decisions and actions of the state and key actors to ensure all children’s rights are fulfilled in all circumstances. We will contribute to policy development by exposing rights violations and negative trends, publishing evidence of good and bad practice and making recommendations to governments and other actors on how they could improve the rights situation in their countries.
We will also seek to bridge the gap between governance and child rights experts by illustrating how vital good governance is to the realization of child rights. We have commissioned our first large scale policy report on ‘Investment in Children’ that will be launched at the end of this year and have the following policy brief;