Document & Report
We investigate, document and report human rights abuses committed against children. Our reporting focuses on our five key issue areas:
As part of our broader efforts to prevent children from experiencing harm, we have specific reporting on gender, ethnic, or racially motivated harm, such as female genital mutilation, racial and ethnic violence, or discriminatory treatment of children.
Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the United States
The United States is the only country in the world that has yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Several of the provisions of the CRC came at the recommendation of President Reagan’s Administration and President Bill Clinton signed the CRC in 1995. However, the Convention has not been ratified by the U.S. Senate. The failure to ratify this treaty has left U.S. children vulnerable to human rights abuses at the state and federal level. It is critical that every nation, including the U.S., sign and ratify the CRC to protect the human rights of children.