To monitor and evaluate the practical implementation of
children's rights according to universal standards
To monitor and follow-up the work of the UN Committee on
the Rights of the Child.
To advocate for children's rights so as to ensure that
practices and policies concerning children respect the provisions of the
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, its optional protocols, and
all other human rights instruments
and follow the best interests of the child principle.
To develop national and international strategies for
interpellation and public denunciation of the infringements on the
individual and collective rights of children.
To foster awareness about, and solidarity towards the
rights of children, children's rights initiatives, situations and issues
throughout the world;
To create forms of massive social and educational
communication which promote debate and raise awareness among the public
regarding the realities of childhood and adolescence, helping to
generate public opinion.
To seek and implement the most effective means of
securing the protection of children�s rights in concrete situations,
from both a preventive and curative standpoint.
To implement projects and actions destined to protect the
rights of children directly and effectively, specifically in those
problematic areas not safeguarded by other organizations.
To carry out follow-up activities to inspect the design
and implementation of policies, laws and other provisions related to
To guarantee that in the event that a child�s rights are
threatened, restricted or violated, the affected child will have easy
and immediate access to optimal mechanisms of protection, legal defence
To promote spaces in which children have the opportunity
to act as protagonists in societies and communities, to participate in
decision making processes which involve them, as well as to create
decent lives for themselves.
To approach the rights of children and adolescents from a
development perspective, which implies a holistic approach that
necessitates different levels of action: political, social, community
and family-based and in collaboration with all stakeholders in the
development of the child.
To provide an institutional point of reference for local,
national and international efforts oriented toward promoting,
protecting, defending and developing the rights of all children, by
influencing national and international legislation.