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FUTURE RIGHTS
 

EMPOWERING -PROTECTING

THE GENERATION
OF TODAY AND TOMORROW 

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Our vision is to lead change and protect futures through child and youth-driven solutions for a just and sustainable world

HOW IT ALL STARTED

After more than a decade in the field as a child protection practitioner across various parts of the world, I've had the privilege of working with incredible coworkers, children, young people, families, and communities.

One moment stands out when I was deeply frustrated by the limitations and gaps in the humanitarian and development system. It was the voices and experiences of the most vulnerable that pushed me to realise there was so much more to be done beyond just implementing and monitoring projects.

I recognised the need to bring new perspectives, amplify unheard voices, and challenge existing systems with fresh approaches, aiming to be part of a bigger and alternative solution.

I firmly believe that to protect the most vulnerable and marginalized, especially those living in crises, we need innovative, evidence-based approaches that involve their active leadership, participation and collaboration. Without engaging children and marginalized groups as leaders in finding solutions, our efforts are incomplete.

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WHAT IS FUTURE RIGHTS? 

Is a space where ideas are born, nurtured, and shared; where young people, experts and other individuals  from different backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives come together to collaborate, debate, and innovate. 

Future Rights has just begun moving its first steps, but wishes to grow quickly and become a hub of creativity and problem-solving, where challenges are turned into opportunities, and dilemmas are resolved with solutions.

Future Rights is a catalyst for change, where knowledge is transformed into action, and vision is translated into reality.

WHY FUTURE RIGHTS? 

One of the areas that requires urgent and innovative thinking is child protection , child rights in humanitarian and development context, and in settings where the culture of child rights still needs to be strengthen.

Children and young people are among the most vulnerable groups, their vulnerability increases in situations of armed conflict, natural disasters, forced displacement, and pandemics. They face multiple risks of violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect, which can have lasting impacts on their physical, mental, and social well-being. For way too long children and young people voices, experiences and rights have been poorly accounted for while different sectors, humanitarian and development actors have worked in silos weakening impactful change.  But the culture of child rights and the perception around childhood is fragile as well in many "western" countries, where many are the children and young people at risk of violence.

HOW FUTURE RIGHTS CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE ? 

To protect the rights and dignity of children and young people in protracted crises we strongly believe in 

  • Challenging the colonial legacies and power dynamics that shape the humanitarian system and its responses to child protection issues.

  • Encouraging and including the diversity and agency of children, youth and their communities in different contexts and cultures, promoting their participation, their knowledge and empowerment in decision-making processes. 

  • Recognising that crises are not gender-neutral, but rather have different and disproportionate impacts on different groups of people based on their gender, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and other factors.

  • Addressing the interdependence between children and the natural environment, and the impacts of environmental degradation and climate change on child protection in humanitarian crises. 

PROTECTION & HUMAN RIGHTS

DURABLE SOLUTIONS, FORCED MIGRATION, DISPLACEMENT 

CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT

CHILDREN AFFECTED BY MIGRATION

YOUTH AND CHILD PARTICIPATION

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO KNOW MORE OR TO JOIN US IN THIS JOURNEY...

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