As the world faces up to the challenges of dealing with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, CRIN is producing a series of features exploring how the pandemic and the measures to prevent its spread impact the human rights of under-18s.
In a country that spends less than one percent of its health budget on mental healthcare, how has the Covid-19 pandemic affected people’s mental health, including children’s? To find out more, as well as about how mental health support is delivered during a pandemic, CRIN spoke with Kavita Mangnani, clinical psychologist and director of the restorative care programme at HAQ-Centre for Child Rights in Delhi.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected children’s social and economic rights directly and indirectly beyond what we could have foreseen, and there's no doubt that those from vulnerable backgrounds will feel the long-term impact the hardest. But what are the challenges today to the fulfilment of these rights for children, and how can they be met during and after a pandemic?
This guest article by Yujin Kim, a member of Youth 4 Climate Action Korea, reflects on the need to treat the climate crisis as urgently as any pandemic and that young people, as the biggest stakeholders, need to be included in developing an equitable recovery and development policy.
CRIN is monitoring policy developments and recommendations on children’s rights in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This page includes recommendations by international, regional and national human rights bodies and organisations on a wide range of issues.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many people to move their lives almost exclusively online. What are the concerns around the collection of children’s data and their surveillance?
In March 2020, CRIN joined the Digital Maker Collective at the Tate Modern’s Tate Exchange developed a series of workshops and talks introducing the general public to children’s rights and the digital environment.
Reports of escalating violence against women and children in the home followed the announcement of lockdowns to control the spread of Covid-19. Here we take a look at available data from domestic violence and child helplines and highlight that violence against women and children in the home is a pandemic too.
Overcrowded facilities such as prisons, care homes and orphanages are breeding grounds for Covid-19. But children living in residential institutions have received little media attention. How should governments be responding during – and after – this pandemic?
In November 2019, we ran a workshop on how to hide from facial recognition at The Warren youth club in Hull, with DefendDigitalMe and Privacy International.