Child Rights Governance
Millions of children around the world do not have what they need to survive, learn and thrive because governments do not prioritise them, do not listen to them and are not held accountable when they fail them. Others are not equipped to give children what they need because they do not have the right data to properly plan or do not invest enough in children’s health, learning and protection.
Children’s rights will not be implemented without open, inclusive and accountable governance. Children need more money better spent, functioning government systems designed to further the best interests of children, more accountability and oversight in service provision, recognition that children have civil rights and freedoms and an acknowledgment that child rights is political and political will (and pressure) will be needed to advance them.
This e-learning course introduces participants to concepts, principles, standards and practical examples of child rights governance. Participants will be presented with research and case studies, and engage in practical exercises to inspire thinking around how they can advance children’s rights through open, inclusive and accountable governance.
This certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructor, webinars and assignments, and is offered over an six-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. The course instructor will provide individualised feedback where appropriate. Participants will do the required readings, prepare interim and final assignments and participate in group discussions. The maximum number of course participants is 25. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. It is also possible to audit the course.
Week 1: How to be effective and strategic in reporting on child rights violations: lessons from international experience
Week 2: General measures of Implementation as a necessary governance system for children
Week 3: Child centred social accountability
Week 4: Public investment in children
Week 5: Moving past participation: children’s civil and political rights
Week 6: Child rights governance in humanitarian settings
For more information and to register online: http://www.hrea.org/child-rights-governance