What is Child Rights Australia?

Child Rights Australia advocates for children’s human rights within Australia’s jurisdiction.

The work of International Social Service (ISS) Australia (which is the Australian member of Defence for Children International), it is online information, resources, rights-based analysis and opportunities for activism.

Child rights information & resources

It's the go-to place for child rights information and resources in Australia.

A platform for informed opinion, we respond to current developments with rights-based analysis and drive child rights debates in Australia.

Links and referrals connect users to other child rights organisations and to best-practice human rights education resources from Australia and abroad.

Child-focussed pages empower children with graded language, content & opportunities for activism, fulfilling their right to human rights education & increasing their voice in human rights debates.

Child rights education

Our online training course in child rights theory and practice provides professional development for people working with children, equipping them to take a rights-based approach to their work.

Child rights advocacy & campaigning

We coordinate child-rights campaigning by individuals & organisations.

We highlight key issues of the day and opportunities for activism.

Our online campaigning tools empower people to act on abuses of children’s rights, hold governments and other duty-bearers to account and promote progressive realisation of all child rights in policy, law and practice.

A glimpse of what Defence for Children International (DCI) does around the world.  ISS Australia is the Australian section of DCI.

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Child Rights Australia gratefully acknowledges funding from Gandel Philanthropy and the Besen Family Foundation.