Initiating a Child Friendly Culture

Policy Advocacy on Child Rights

Government has a responsibility to take all available measures to make sure children’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled as enshrined with the UNCRC and the Constitution of Nepal 2072. As Nepal ratified the UN Convention on the Right of the Child, it agreed to review the acts and laws relating to children and involve assessing its social services, legal health and educational systems as well as required funding for these services. For the best interest of the child, the state needs to amend existing laws or creating new ones and implement the laws so that children can realize their rights to the fullest. Thus, CN advocates for forming and amending policies, Acts, Regulations, Directives relating to children and the organization continues its contribution for enactment of those acts and policies at all tiers of the government- Federal, Provincial and Local government. In doing so, CN develops the fact sheet by compiling the acts and the laws for child rights mainstreaming in policy level and local level. As a continuous effort, CN does partnership with local governance and collaboration with networks/coalitions. CN disseminates the fact sheet for civic education on child rights at local level and national level. Thus, CN advocates on constitutional arrangement, enactment of laws, formulation of plans, and institutional arrangements through Bal Bimarsha (TV Talk Show), publications, art-based website and social media to ensure the rights of the child in Nepal