Child Nepal (CN) is an apolitical, non-religious Non-Government Organization (NGO) working on child rights in general and child protection and child development in particular. It was established in 2003 by a group of social activists with an aim to initiate a child friendly culture. CN management, program team and advisors consist of human rights activists, education activists and development professionals.
It has been launching innovative and inspiring programs with meaningful child participation, protection, promotion and overall development. CN advocates for equal access and enjoyment of child rights at the national level and carries out development programs at the community level that make a comprehensive impact on the lives of children and their families. In the changed political context, CN is conducting advocacy programs in central and provincial government while conducting development projects in coordination with local government.
CN envisions a Nepalese society where every child enjoys its rights as enshrined by UNCRC. They strive to promote child friendly governance at all levels and to contribute in strengthening governance systems to realize rights of the child in every sphere with all key stake holders.
To that end, CN has adopted the following objectives:
- Ensure child friendly environments in families, schools, communities and at government levels.
- Strengthen civil society monitoring and constructive engagement to fulfill state accountability on the rights of the child.
- Demonstrate effective mechanisms to realize rights of the child in protection, development and participation.
- Open successful dialogue on mainstreaming effective strategies as demonstrated by Child Nepal.