UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
CWC has been actively following the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. As a pioneering organisation in the field of children’s participation, the majority of CWC’s advocacy has been centred on Article 12 of the Convention – the right of children to participate in decisions being made about their lives.
CWC facilitated the first-ever children’s alternative report (or shadow report) to the Committee on the Rights of the Child in 1998. This was a path-breaking, and when children submitted it to the Committee, they received a standing ovation.
Based on a detailed analysis of Article 12, CWC submitted comments on likely challenges in translating Article 12 into concrete action at the country level.