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The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) Serves Organizations and Individuals Worldwide

6/26/2001:   Since 1995, the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) has worked with thousands of organizations to support the promotion and realization of children’s rights through dissemination of information. The global information network includes nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, educational institutions, child rights experts, and individuals.

Organizations in more than 100 countries are members, and many others participate in the network. Of the 1,100 organizational members, 84% are NGOs, 22% are in Africa, and 18% are in Asia. The London office of Save the Children is the coordinating unit; UNICEF and other organizations provide additional funding.

Updated daily, the CRIN website at http://www.crin.org is a leading resource on child rights issues. The website contains references to hundreds of publications, recent news and coming events, and details on organizations working worldwide for children. In addition, information is given on ways individuals or organizations can participate in the network by:
  • Subscribing to the e-mail list services. CRINMAIL is available in French, Spanish, or English. Children and Armed Conflict, begun in November 2000, is in English only.

  • Submitting news to the CRIN platform. Members and nonmembers are encouraged to add CRIN to organizational mailing lists. Submissions may include news releases; details of upcoming events, conferences, and courses; abstracts of publications; and information on topics such as campaigns for child rights, child labor, children and disabilities, HIV/AIDS; sexual exploitation of children, and war-affected children.

  • Joining CRIN, individually or as an organization. The membership form can be downloaded and returned by fax or mail. Organizational members are required (1) to be involved in child rights activities, (2) to support the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and (3) to be committed to sharing information. A database is kept up to date with information on organizational members.

CWLA is both a member and a provider of information to the network. For more information on CWLA international programs and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, go to http://www.cwla.org/programs/international.

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