How We Work

Children have human rights too, not because they are 'the future' or 'the adults of tomorrow', but because they are human beings today.

CRIN is a global children’s rights advocacy network. Established in 1995, we press for rights - not charity - and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. We link to nearly 3,000 organisations that between them work on children’s rights in every country in the world and rely on our publications, research and information sharing.  

Our Goal

A world where children's rights are recognised, respected and enforced, and where every rights violation has a remedy.

Our Values

We have five core values that guide our work.

  • We believe in rights, not charity,
  • We are stronger when we work together,
  • Information is power and it should be free and accessible,
  • Societies, organisations and institutions should be open, transparent and accountable, and
  • We believe in promoting children's rights, not ourselves

We work to put children’s rights firmly on the international stage and at the top of national agendas. We campaign on specific issues, and advocate for long term change and legal reform. We work in partnership with international, regional and national coalitions, and strive to provide accessible information and knowledge on children’s rights to people and organisations around the world.


At CRIN we use artwork in all our materials instead of photographs. This is a conscious move away from the current practice of using images that merely evoke a sense of pity and inspire charity without encouraging viewers to think critically and from a rights-based perspective.

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