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Female Genital Mutilation: Fact Sheet


iProbono is producing a series of fact sheets to provide basic information and clarify the law on some of the most serious concerns regarding violence against women and girls. The first fact sheet in the series is about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). While our fact sheets aim to provide a global perspective, the focus of…

Childhood Statelessness in South Africa

Lawyers for Human Rights, The Institute for Statelessness and Inclusion,

This short booklet is a collection of real stories which illustrate the problems children in South Africa face with access to citizenship. It also recommends a solution and records the recommendations made by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on the relevant issue.

Birth Registration in Emergencies: A Review of Best Practices in Humanitarian Action

Plan International ,

Registering a birth is the first legal acknowledgement of a child’s existence; without proof of identity a child is invisible to the authorities. In many countries a birth certificate is a key document to gain access to basic services and to exercise fundamental human rights. In emergency situations, a child´s vulnerability to abuse is very…

Using Social Media to Campaign for Stateless Children

Zoe Gardner, European Network on Statelessness ,

Statelessness remains a relatively little-known and even less well understood issue across Europe. Despite the devastating impacts that not having a nationality can have on families and individuals, it is not an issue that has been accorded much salience in the public or political debate. In order to achieve these aims and harness support among…

Child Protection Issue Brief: Birth Registration

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),

This briefing note outlines key actions that can be taken by UNCHR and its partners to ensure access to birth registration for all children.

A Passport to Protection: A Guide to Birth Registration Programming


This handbook provides those working on birth registration with the background, general principles and programming process. The guide is divided into three main chapters: Understanding birth registration in the context of civil registration sets the scene for the rest of the guide, discussing why birth registration matters in the lives of children. It provides an…

Manual para promotoras y promotores juveniles en derechos humanos

Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Francisco de Vitoria O.P. A.C.,

Este Manual para Promotoras y Promotores Juveniles en Derechos Humanos es una herramienta para reducir la problemática de la falta de información y fomentar entre las y los jóvenes el empoderamiento de sus derechos humanos, generando así una cultura de paz y de respeto a toda persona, además de promover nuevas formas de organización. Esta…

Manual de procedimiento de mediación en el derecho de la niñez y adolescencia

María Munné Tomàs, María Teresa Albavi Rodríguez,

El presente manual es el texto del procedimiento de mediación en el derecho de la niñez y la adolescencia. Se refieren los aspectos jurídicos, psicológicos y metodológicos de dicho procedimiento, cuando el objeto de controversia entre partes confrontadas en un conflicto que implica directamente a los derechos de un niño o a un adolescente. La mediación…

Securing Status: Syrian Refugees and the Documentation of Legal Status, Identity, and Family Relationships in Jordan

Norwegian Refugee Council , International Human Rights Clinic: Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School ,

Nearly six years into the Syrian conflict, Syria’s neighbours are grappling with the challenge of accommodating significant numbers of Syrian refugees over the long term. In Jordan, there are more than 656,000 Syrian refugees registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of September 2016. Close to 80 per cent of these…

BRiE Toolkit

Plan International ,

The BRiE toolkit will support the preparation, analysis, design, and testing of birth registration interventions pre and post emergency. By completing all the toolkit steps, you will walk away with a community-based BRIE model that is proven and ready for scale.

Using paralegals to fight forced early marriage in Sierra Leone

Posted by Daniel Sesay in Community Paralegals

Early and forced marriage continues to be a widespread and serious problem in post-war Sierra Leone, especially in rural areas. It has become a common practice that abuses the rights of children and girls. Early marriage, also known as child marriage, is the marriage of someone before the age of 18 years. Such marriages are…