State of Children's Rights

2020 marks the start of the journey towards the next examination of Government’s progress in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Children in Wales, with our partners in the Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group, has embarked on a project, funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), to deliver a series of activities for organisations in Wales to help them identify the key priority children’s rights issues.  Following two events* and gathering over 70 pieces of evidence, we are now finalising the State of Children’s Rights in Wales report, which will be developed and submitted to the UN before the end of the year to inform the 2021-22 UK review.

A copy of the slides that were presented at the virtual report launch event, on 10 December 2020, can be downloaded below.

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Two online capacity building and consultation events were held on 24 and 27 August 2020, both of which were very well attended and delegates thoroughly enjoyed.  Please find below some information that was shared at the events, together with answers to some of the questions raised:

  • Capacity building (30 minutes) – participants will be given the opportunity to learn more about the UNCRC review process and ways in which they can make use of it in their day-to-day work.  Also to increase the capacity amongst civil society organisations in Wales to engage with human rights law.

Key speaker – Professor Simon Hoffman, Observatory on Human Rights of Children, Swansea University 

  • Breakout sessions (30 minutes) – participants will be given the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and help identify what changes are needed by consulting with other organisations on a number of thematic priority areas to inform our State of Children’s Rights in Wales report

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