BUILDING A BETTER WORLD
FOR CHILDREN, WITH CHILDREN

InCRC is Non Profit Organization which is registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea

International Child Rights Center

국제아동인권센터

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Vision

Dissemination and Training of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

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Mission

InCRC aims to enhance the capacity of all stakeholders, including children, individuals, organizations and governments to effectively ensure, promote and protect children and their human rights. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child serves as the guiding legal basis in building a better world for children, with children.

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PRINCIPLES

  • Best interests of the child
  • Respect for fundamental human rights, freedom, and dignity of all human beings
  • Non-discriminatory inclusion and participation
  • Transparent collaboration to create change
  • Accountability

Core Value

 Commitment

We are faithful to our roles based on our integrity and excellence.

 Solidarity

We trust our colleagues and respect all the people concerned, cooperating each other.

Change

We are enthusiastic about making any positive changes that are sustainable.

History

2011년

  • Inauguration and registration as a not-for-profit organization by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Registration No. 707)
  • Research projects“Korea’s International Development Cooperation Projects and NGO as Agents of Change: Women and Children” (funded by UNICEF National Committee of Korea)“Human Rights Education Program for Early Childhood Teachers” (National Human Rights Commission of Korea)
  • Participant of the 51st session by the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and webcasting (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Co-host of the academic conference on “Issues and Challenges of the Rights of the Child with disabilities in Republic of Korea” with Korean Association for the Rights of Children with Disabilities

2012년

  • Child Rights Training Program: “Child Rights Advocate (CRA)” (Training program on children’s rights)
  • In-Service Training for Seoul Metropolitan Teachers: “Child Rights Based Student Guidance and Counseling”
  • International Child Rights Forum: ‘Implementing the CRC Concluding Observations to the combined 3rd and 4th State Party Report of Republic of Korea and Ratification of the 3rd Optional Protocol to the CRC’ (Invited Mr. Jean Zermatten, the Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child)
  • Research project: “Korean NGO’s International Development Cooperation from a Human Rights Based Approach” (funded by Good Neighbors International)
  • Joint NGO Reports Submission for the 2nd Cycle of Universal Periodic Review on the Republic of Korea (written by the Child Rights Network, multiple non-governmental organizations)
  • MOU with the Korean Broadcasters Association: “Child Friendly Broadcasting Culture” (Agreement to achieve child-friendly broadcasting)
  • Production and provision of online contents on child rights education (Youtube)
  • Human Rights Education for Childcare Teachers in Seoul (Seoul Metropolitan Government and National Human Rights Commission of Korea)
  • Introduction to children’s rights for High-level Thailand Government Officials(Thailand Ministry of Justice)
  • Training program offered for students from Thailand Thammasat University Law School
  • Child rights education for the elementary, middle and high school students(Seoul Metropolitan Government and National Human Rights Commission of Korea)

2013년

  • Registration for the International Coalition for the OPCRC on a Communications Procedure
  • Basic investigation on the human rights of the ‘Kopino’ Children under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (National Human Rights Commission of Korea)
  • A consortium to promote child rights: Hosted commemoration event for Children’s Day, Children’s National Assembly, International Child Rights Forum and Child Rights Education, Children’s Rights Week (Ministry of Health and Welfare), and education and training for teachers specialized in special education (National Institute of Special Education)
  • Development of Teachers’ Sourcebook on Child Rights (Ministry of Education)
  • Research project: “Statues relating to Students’ Rights Overseas”

2014년

  • Capacity Development Training on Child Rights (UNICEF Korea)
  • Research on the Implementation of the Korean Government due to the 3rd and 4th recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (Ministry of Health and Welfare)
  • Seoul Metropolitan Child and Youth Rights Education & Training (1st year)
  • International Child Rights Forum: ‘Boundary between Child Abuse and Discipline’ (Ministry of Health and Welfare)

2015년

  • Seoul Metropolitan Child and Youth Rights Education & Training (2nd year)
  • Implementation of the “Yellow Carpet” project – Safe place for children
  • Child Rights Advocate (CRA) Training course in Busan
  • Implementation of the “Child Voice” project – Children’s participation program to empower their human rights (1st year)
  • Child Rights Forum: “Better investment for children” (Ministry of Health and Welfare)
  • Child Rights Education and Textbook Development for the Child Welfare Workers (Korea National Council on Social Welfare, Asan Foundation)
  • Child Rights Awareness Survey (Ministry of Health and Welfare)
  • Research project: “Legal Institutionalization for the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child” (Ministry of Health and Welfare)
  • Guidebook Development for the Child Rights Advocacy (ChildFund Korea)

2016년

  • Seoul Metropolitan Child and Youth Rights Education & Training (3rd year)
  • Continuing the “Child Voice” project (2nd year)
  • Continuing the “Yellow Carpet” project (2nd year)
  • Launching the “Yellow Card” project – Road safety campaign with citizens
  • Child Rights Forum: “How to Ensure Children’s Rights to Be Heard” (Ministry of Health and Welfare)
  • An analysis on Human Rights Law Cases relevant to children, Based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Research to establish a roadmap for UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities and child impact assessment system (Korean Committee for UNICEF)
  • Universal Birth Registration (UBR) network

2017년

  • Seoul Metropolitan Child and Youth Rights Education & Training (4th year)
  • Education and Training for Local Child Rights Facilitators (Seo-gu, Incheon / Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi Province)
  • Citizen Participation Forum (Gangseo-gu, Seoul / Seo-gu, Incheon / Seongdong-gu, Seoul / Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do Province)
  •  Continuing the “Child Voice” project (3rd year)
  • National Assembly Seminar: “Analysis on the Effectiveness of Yellow carpet Installation”
  •  Child Rights Forum:
    1. 『Child Rights and Child Rights Education』
    2. 『Understanding the Implementation and Monitoring System of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child』
    3. 『Global Trends in Child Neglect and Suggestions for Awareness Raising in Korea』\
  • Won Seoul Transportation Culture Award: “Yellow Carpet”

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Our Work

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 Education & Training

To raise awareness of children’s rights through education and training of the UN CRC for all persons working with and for children: including legal, health, educational, and others.

  • Child Rights Advocate(CRA)
  • CRA Forum
  • On-site Based Child Rights Education
  • Education and Training for Child Rights Facilitators in various local governments
  • Child Rights Education and Training for the staff of ChildFund Korea

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Child Participation

To assist child right advocacy activities led by children, leading to the changes of duty-bearers, including children themselves

  • ”Child Voice” project
  • Children’s Report following the 5th and 6th Periodic Report from the Republic of Korea on the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Citizen Participation Forum
  • Children’s Council

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Monitoring

To monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Korea and its neighboring countries to prevent child rights abuses and promote human rights

  • Monitoring the considerations of the UN Treaty bodies and the Universal Periodic Review

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Research

To conduct empirical studies through multidisciplinary approaches to child rights, to find root causes and to propose positive alternatives

  • (International) Child Rights Forum
  • Child Rights Awareness Survey
  • 2017 Research on the Human Rights of Child and Youth in Seoul
  • Child Rights Education Guidebook: “Discovering Directions for Systematic Child Rights Education
  • Application of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Judicial Decisions
  • Operation of the Children’s Council and Systemic Improvement

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Coalition & Networking

To spread child rights advocacy activities and find practical development through the cooperation with various domestic and foreign organizations

  • Universal Birth Registration(UBR) network
  • Korea NPO Coalition for the UNCRC
  • Child Rights Connect
  • CRIN (Child Rights Information Network)
  • International Coalition for the OPCRC on a Communications Procedures(OP3)
  • IDE (Institut international des Droits de I’Enfant) Partners
  • Activity exchange with the Hong Kong Committee on the Children’s Rights
  • Participation in Cross-Regional Round Table on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence
  • Participation in Asia-Partnership Meeting of Child Rights Coalition and Networks

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 Dissemination

To enhance and raise awareness of children’s human rights in and outside of Korea by the provision of information on the child rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • Column on the issues in regards to children’s rights
  • Publication of Korean version guidebooks for the General Comments on UNCRC
  • “Yellow carpet” projects
  • “Yellow card” projects

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 Advising & Consulting

To advise and consult on the operation of institutions and facilities related to children and children-related research projects to support the application of the Child Rights Based Approach (CRBA)

  • Consultation on developing human rights-friendly environment for children and youth in Seoul
  • Consulting for public agencies (National Human Rights Commission, Metropolitan and Provincial Offices of Education, and local government bodies)
  • Research and advise service

Representative Activity

Education & Training

Child Right Advocate (CRA)

Child Right Advocate (CRA) defines any person who works to promote children’s rights. The CRA program consists of four steps, including basic, advanced, expert, training for trainers courses to educate and train child rights advocates. Participants who have completed each course might join in the CRA Forum, forming a small group to discuss on issues related to child rights advocacy, and continue to develop their capacity to advocate children’s rights through annual meetings and mutual cooperation.

On-site Based Child Rights Education

InCRC provides organization-customized education program on child rights, abiding by the UNCRC and its principles. In addition to general short-term/one-time courses, this education and training program can be designed and implemented for specific groups in mid/long term period, depending on their purpose of education. Typically, there are education and training programs for child rights facilitators and specialized professionals

Other Project

Seoul Metropolitan Child and Youth Rights Education & Training

Education and Training for Local Child Rights Facilitators

Main Client

School, Facilities, Child rights organization(UNICEF KOREA, Child Fund etc), citizens who are interested in child rights

Child Participation

Publication of South Korean Children’s Report on the Implement of the 5th and the 6th UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Children’s Report is a report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on the basis of the children’s perspectives. The International Child Rights Center, the UNICEF Korea Committee, and the ChildFund Korea are working together to publish and submit the ‘Childen-Led Children’s Report’ following the combined 5th and 6th State Party Report of from 2018-2019.

”Child Voice” project

This is a venue that Korean children aged 10-18 years can actively express their opinions on issues affecting their lives, to protect and empower their own rights. It was conducted in the Seoul Metropolitan area in 2015, Chungcheong and Jeju in 2016, and Gangwon and Jeolla provinces in 2017. This Project is with the Korean Committee for UNICEF and ChildFund Korea.

Other Project

Citizen Participation Forum for the Development of Child-Friendly City

Children’s Council

Main Client

Korean children aged 10-18 year

Address

#901 Daewo-Bld., 30 Saemunan-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Tel.+82-2-741-3132