maandag, juli 29, 2019 - 10:00 to vrijdag, augustus 2, 2019 - 18:00

From July 29 until August 2 the programme Child Rights in Action Initiatives of Change France organizes de conference 'Children as Human Rights Defenders'. This 5-day event will take place in Relais Le Bocage, Pontmain, France (see map on the right).

The theme 'Children as Human Rights Defenders' was chosen by the UN committee of children’s rights and Child Rights Connect to mark the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC. It represents an important idea that children are concerned and are competent to propose and act on issues which affect not just the lives of children but humanity and planet in general. We wish to honour the fact that “children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today”.

We will showcase the best practices of children defending Human Rights through workshops facilitated by children and adults from different countries and contexts.

Through many varied experiential activities co-facilitated by children and adults we explore the conditions necessary which enable children to create such engaged projects. Participants of all ages and situations will have many opportunities to present and make contributions.

Small and large group work with interactive and original processes we will explore many different ways children’s participation is not only possible but is necessary if we are to address the world’s issues.

For more information please contact the organizing team by sending them an email (click here).