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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 154-161

Children's needs or children's rights? The Convention on the Rights of the Child as a framework for implementing psychosocial programmes

independent consultant working in the areas of children's rights and resilience. Until recently she was Coordinator of Programmes at the International Catholic Child Bureau in Geneva. During this time, she was Co-Convenor of the Sub-Group on Children Affected by Armed Conflict and Displacement of the NGO Group for the Convention and the Rights of the Child

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The events that characterise complex emergencies: situations of armed conflict, forced migration and natural disasters, can pose a serious risk of violation of children's rights. Psychosocial interventions in such contexts are generally implemented from a ‘needs’ perspective, and children's human rights are not integrated into the conceptual framework. This article describes the legal and moral obligations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and outlines the process of human rights based programming and evaluation. It is suggested that psychosocial interventions would better meet children's needs and rights if planning, implementation and evaluation were informed by the guiding principles of the CRC.

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