In Adelante, we are proud to have taken part in the preparation of the EU/UNICEF 'Child Rights Toolkit: Integrating child rights in development cooperation' to strengthen the capacity of development partners, European Commission staff, bilateral donors and other development actors to integrate a child rights approach throughout development programming, budgeting, policy-making and law making.
The toolkit looks beyond traditional child-focused sectors and programmes (such as education and maternal health) to demonstrate how development cooperation can effectively contribute to the fulfillment of children's rights. The Toolkit consists of eight modules on key areas, each of which contains associated tools for application (Module 1: Overview of Child Rights in Development Cooperation; Module 2: Child Rights in Programming and Sector Policies; Module 3: Child Participation; Module 4: Child rights in governance; Module 5: Child Impact Assessment; Module 6: Child Responsive Budgeting; Module 7: Child Rights in Crisis and Risk-prone situations; and Module 8: Working with Civil Society on Child Rights. The different toolkit modules are designed to be used independently of each other. However, it is recommended that Modules 1 and 2 are reviewed first as they define key concepts and set out critical programming parameters for applying the tools and interventions in subsequent modules. The guidance within the toolkit is not meant to be prescriptive or directive. Rather, identified guidance offers recommendations that can be adapted and tailored across settings, regions and priorities.