Children’s Rights Program

I came to the training with the realisation that I have work with children but I have never been trained on children’s human rights. For me this training is another (very relevant and important) tool to improve my work. I plan to use the human rights lenses from now on.

About the program

This program focuses on promoting implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), through building awareness, knowledge and understanding and providing space for dialogue and the sharing of experiences.

The CRC is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in the world. This program recognises the need to build capacity within governments and civil society to implement the CRC. Its current focus is child rights in Australia, organised around the human rights treaty reporting cycle.

This program is being delivered through a combination of face-to-face workshops (F2F) and a series of CRC Webinars.

The program is a partnership between Youth Law Australia, and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and draws on the expertise of Dr Noam Peleg and Associate Professor Faith Gordon, and Dr Georgina Dimopoulos.

As interest has been so high, DTP has also established a CRC Knowledge Network to share resources and information and develop a community of practice.

CRC Webinar Series

This series of 24 webinars on the Convention on the Rights of the Child features leading child’s rights experts, practitioners and young people exploring the challenges in realising children’s rights in practices ran from 2020 to December 2023.

The webinars cover a wide range of issues including child participation, juvenile justice, climate change, business and human rights, rights of LGBTQI+ children and more, and focus on the responsibilities of government to implement the Convention and the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Each webinar features 2-3 speakers giving short presentations, followed by discussion/Q&A. A list of valuable resources is attached to each webinar.

Last activity

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Tuesday 12th December, 2023

This is the third webinar of a short series on General Comment 26 – continuing the child rights webinar series aimed at developing greater knowledge and understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the obligations of states.

Key Issues

  • Best Interests of the Child
  • Intersectionality of Disability and Child Rights
  • Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility
  • Disproportionate removal of Indigenous Children from their families
  • Disproportionate number of Indigenous children excluded from school



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