Child Rights Governance

Sri Lanka signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991. While promoting children's rights among children, parents, teachers and others who work with and for children, we facilitated the creation of a Children's Child Rights Network (CARN), which is a network of local civil society organizations through which children can advocate for their rights. We also help civil society groups at district and national level to advance children's rights.

We have strengthened the capacity of the Child Rights Advocacy Network (CRAN) and its Children’s Networks to undertake Child Centric Budget Analysis. The findings of this analysis were presented to high level appointed and elected government officials.

We consult children on issues and gather their views to address a problem.  The findings from our children’s consultation on the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals, which was published in late 2013, was widely used nationally and internationally. [1]

[1] Children’s Consultation of post 2015 MDGs- Annexe 2 Attached