Child Rights Governance
Save the Children is one of the key players in Child Rights Governance (CRG) in Rwanda and is currently partnering with the Child Rights Civil Society Coalition and child-led groups to advocate and engage in the promotion and monitoring of Children's rights. We work to strengthen the capacity of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and children's networks to effectively participate in public budgeting and policy making processes. Save the Children also promotes the accountability for children's rights through the social accountability initiatives and the use of regional and international child rights mechanisms.
For the past few years, we have been partnering with a child-led organization, Children's Voices Today (CVT), to increase space for children to participate in Rwanda's governance structures, and to implement peer-to-peer training on child protection issues and child rights. In 2010, we supported the establishment of the Child Rights CSO Coalition Umwana ku Isonga, with the aim of strengthening coordination mechanisms among child-focused national NGOs.