2021 09 23
2021 09 23
A child rights-based approach (CRBA) is grounded in general human rights principles and standards as well as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and is integral to designing programs and policies that affect children. It echoes the needs and rights of children as awarded to them by virtue of being children and human beings.
In this report, we have gathered best practice examples on how to in integrate the CRBA in programming through input from the Child10 2021 Awarded Member Organizations working directly with child victims and children at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking throughout Europe.
The organizations include – ASTRA (Serbia), eLiberare (Romania), Iroko Onlus (Italy and Nigeria), Novahuset (Sweden), Footprint to Freedom (Netherlands and East Africa), lightup International (Germany, Austria, Norway), Ellencentret (Sweden), Novi Put (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Marta Centre (Latvia) and VATRA (Albania).
The examples in the best practice report can be summarized in a 10 point checklist to assist in improving the integration of CRBA in all activities related to ending trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and youth. Essentially, adherence to CRBA ensures that no child is left behind and that the rights of all children are respected and upheld including special attention to guarantee that individual characteristics that might make some children more vulnerable than others, such as, gender, ethnicity, disability, legal status etc. are taken into account as well as ensuring child participation throughout the process when designing and implementing interventions affecting them.
The ten examples below are non-exhaustive and center around best practices in direct services, outreach and identification of child victims that we have discussed in our Child10 workshops during 2021.