About us


An effective improvement of the human rights situation for children and youth requires an appropriate interaction of different actors. Through the exchange of information, experiences, methods, materials and practical examples, we want to contribute to this with this website and toolbox.

Children and young people make up over 40 percent of the world's population. The young generation has enormous potential for the development of their societies: economically, politically and socially. However, if development opportunities, health care, education, jobs are lacking and their human rights are violated, the potential cannot be used and is lost. Children and young people, especially young people with disabilities, are particularly defenceless against rights violations.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) develops the guidelines and concepts of German development policy and finances concrete projects to improve the implementation of children's and young people's rights. It also promotes cooperation between state and non-state actors. The exchange of information and experience, methods and practical examples, and the linking of diverse expert knowledge thus strengthen the operational level.

This website is part of this effort. It provides up-to-date information on the legal framework and the status of the implementation of children's and young people's rights in the various fields of action. With examples from practice, studies, videos, events, training opportunities and current news, it is aimed at experts in the field as well as the interested professional public.

This website is published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Its content is also based on the publications of other renowned governmental and non-governmental organisations, in particular:

Individual contents of the website reflect the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of GIZ or BMZ.

Criticism, suggestions, materials and event information, etc. are always welcome.
Please send a short email to: info(at)kinder-und-jugendrechte.de