In focus this month:

Caught in the crossfire?

This new report presents the findings from CRIN’s research of anti-terrorism legislation in 33 countries across five continents. It shows that counter-terrorism measures are leading to extensive violations of children’s rights.

 
 
 
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Highlights

What can you do to reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals?

Toxic chemicals are everywhere. In the food we eat, the water we drink, even the air we breathe. Read our list of resources to find out more about ways to avoid toxic chemicals in your everyday life, including food, cosmetics, toys and more.

Read our list.

Millions of children are currently in detention

Explore our campaign site to learn more about the problem, how the UN's Global Study on children deprived of liberty is helping, and estimates of how many children are deprived of liberty globally. Our site also includes a database of case law, and simple ways individuals can make a difference.

Help us end this!

Just say not to ‘just say no’ — Research on youth and privacy in the Americas

In this guest post, Mariel García-Montes discusses the tension between children's rights organisations and digital rights groups, the importance of recognising children's agency, and the different ways of working with children which recognise their agency.

Continue reading.

 
 

And Beyond

Many more of us can play a positive role in advocating for a better world for children. We therefore want to open up discussions around children’s rights for all audiences, presenting and unfolding bold ideas on issues which—whether we know it or not—affect children and young people.

And Beyond is a creative project by CRIN, which looks at the world through stories, humour, artwork and our vision for the future. With it, we encourage people to question, challenge, and think differently about the world we live in, and never—never—just settle for the status quo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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What Lies Beneath

As NGOs, how often do we question whether what we’re doing is what we ought to be doing? Is our work needed and necessary?

We asked ourselves this at CRIN, and we wrote a review about it.

Read it here.