CRIN currently has five members of staff in London and one in Cairo. Our average annual budget is around £200K. Our funding comes from the Swedish Government, the Tides Foundation, Oak Foundation and a number of international NGOs (as well as UNICEF). CRIN is a global network co-ordinating information and promoting action on child rights. More than 2,000 member organisations and tens of thousands more activists from across the world rely on CRIN for research and information. We work in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
CRIN presses for rights, not charity, for children and is guided by a passion for putting children’s rights at the top of the global agenda by addressing root causes and promoting systematic change. Its guiding framework is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). CRIN’s activities are based on the belief that information is a powerful tool for realising children’s rights. CRIN distributes news, events and reports, lobbies, enables advocacy and promotes knowledge sharing and co-ordination. CRIN participates in international child rights coalitions and advocacy groups, supports campaigns and makes the UN and regional mechanisms more accessible to those lobbying for social change.
* To enable members of the child rights community, and others, to understand and implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
* To educate and inform, particularly on new and emerging issues in child rights
* To support and fuel the advocacy initiatives of members and other child rights organisations, for example by hosting petitions and providing a platform for joint campaigns
* To lobby and advocate for the implementation of children’s rights and their mainstreaming in all United Nations mechanisms
* To develop a more explicit focus on key audiences, identified by their ability to achieve greater recognition of children’s rights