CRIN and partners have begun to facilitate a series of national and regional workshops to explore how CRIN can most usefully support national level campaigns and encourage the use of stronger forms of advocacy - including legal action and advocacy - to challenge violations of children’s rights. In particular, we want to encourage those involved (or potentially involved) in children’s rights advocacy to review persistent serious violations and consider all possible forms of advocacy, including legal action and advocacy, to challenge them. We believe a systematic process like this is needed in most states, but has as yet only been pursued in few.
We believe in working openly and freely sharing resources. This note is a starting point for sharing our experiences and resources from running these workshops with others thinking about organising their own legal advocacy workshops. Our plan is to produce a global legal advocacy guide along with a toolkit in the future to further support others in running similar workshops without our direct involvement.