CRC Asia is Regional Network of children's rights and human rights organizations with the main objective to mainstream the children's rights perspectives into the regional and international advocacy processes.
CRC Asia was brought into fruition as a result of support provided by Save the Children Sweden to national and regional children’s rights civil society organizations that have expressed and pursued interest to engage in advocacy work within ASEAN. Working within a framework of equality, mutual respect and non-discrimination, CRC Asia seeks to enable civil society to effectively advocate for the promotion and protection of children’s rights.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) and its Optional Protocols are held as the basic standards of the entitlements and freedoms of all children, and these serve as the foundation of the work of the CRC Asia.
CRC Asia strives towards the follwoing goals:
Meaningful participation of children on issues that concern them;
Strong regional and global advocacy which is grounded on and reinforces national civil society initiatives;
Strong regional and global advocacy which holds national governments accountable for their obligations as articulated in the UN CRC;
The promotion and protection of children’s rights in ASEAN and other regional mechanisms
CRC Asia is a regional network to enhance civil society cooperation with an end view of strengthening broad-based childs rights. It's objectives are as follows:
Identify and develop common positions across thematic and sectoral issues that have implication on children’s rights;
Promote child rights perspectives within the discourse and agenda of various thematic and sectoral concerns;
Enhance child rights analysis to inform and help improve the advocacies and actions of various thematic and sectoral concerns;
Engage government and other duty bearers with an end view of promoting and ensuring accountability.