Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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KidsRights General

Who is KidsRights and what do you do?

 KidsRights stands for the welfare and the rights of children around the world. KidsRights thinks of children as change makers and believes in their power to make changes possible.  Each year, KidsRights awards the International Children’s Peace Prize to a child that fights courageously and exceptionally for  the implementation of children’s rights. With the prize, KidsRights offers a stage to children to talk about themselves and their fight. As patron Desmond Tutu expressed it, they "give a voice to the voiceless." Do you want to know more about KidsRights click here

In which countries is KidsRights active?

KidsRights is globally active. Children and young people all around the world can be changemakers! Click here to see where the current projects are.

Can I work for KidsRights (as a volunteer)?

The projects we are supporting are entirely executed by local organizations. Therefore, we do not send any volunteers abroad. However, we can use your support in the Netherlands, for example by teaching a class at a primary school as a guest teacher. If you are interested in this, please contact us via isabelle@kidsrights.org. For other (volunteer) vacancies, please keep an eye on this page. You can always support KidsRights by sharing our social media messages with your followers, and tell as many people as possible about us. Together we move the world!

Support

What can KidsRights do for me?

Do you want to take action of children’s rights? Then you are at the right place at KidsRights! Are you between 12 and 24 years old? Then you can become part of the KidsRights Changemakers Movement and become a changemaker too. Once you are a part of the movement, KidsRights can help you with your personal idea or project. We will help you with setting up and executing your plan by giving you feedback, tips and tricks, and global attention on the platform. Eventually it is even possible to receive money to better execute your project. Do you want to know about the Changemakers Program, click here to read more. Do you want to get inspired first? Check out our toolkits and background information for a step in the right direction here

Can KidsRights share a message about my project?

No, unfortunately we can only share messages of the changemakers that are participation in the KidsRights Changemaker Program. But good job on your project, keep on going! Read the question – What can KidsRights do for me? – to find out how you can become a part of the KidsRights Changemaker Program.

When do I receive a response on my submitted project proposal?

Nice to hear you want to submit a project proposal. Click here to take a look at the KidsRights agenda for the next call for proposals and the deadline. Here you will also find the amount of time it will take before KidsRights will provide you with feedback on your proposal. 

Can KidsRights send aid supplies or money to me or my project?

No, unfortunately KidsRights can’t send any aid supplies. Monetary support is only possible in the second and third phase of the Changemaker Program (Fund Catcher and Dreaming Big), in which you can request a fund. For more information about the different phases of the Changemaker Program click here

How can KidsRights support my project?

There are three different phases in the Changemaker Program in which you can receive support of KidsRights for your project. Everybody starts in the first phase. In that first phase – Action Developer, you will receive support in the form of feedback, and tips & tricks for your project plan and the execution of it. In the second phase – Fund Catcher, you can also request a small fund (maximum of €500,-) for your project. In the third and final phase – Dreaming Big, you will receive professional support and a fund from KidsRights, in order to set up or expand your own youth organization. For a detailed description of the different phases click here to read more. 

Changemakers Movement

What is a changemaker?

KidsRights defines a changemaker as a child (or young person) that actively contributes to the realization of children’s rights, within his or her direct community and beyond. A changemaker effectuates positive change for children and children’s rights by engaging in society in a meaningful and active way.

How do I become a changemaker?

Everybody can be a changemaker! A good place to start is by looking at this video. In this video you can see step by step how to become a changemaker.

How can I become a part of KidsRights or the Movement?

You can become part of the KidsRights Changemaker Movement by signing up here. Once you made your account you are a part of the movement. Do you want to submit your own project as for the Changemaker Program? You can do this via your account!

I want to support a changemaker, how can I do that?

You can share the project of a changemaker on social media, so more people can read about this great project of the changemaker. Do you like the project of a changemaker and do you also want to start a project? Sure! Have a look at this video on how to become a changemaker. Or fill out this form and let us know that you are interested in receiving support of KidsRights in developing a project plan.

Children's Rights

What are children’s rights?

Every child has rights and all children have the same rights. These rights are listed in the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Every country in the world, except the United States of America, ratified this convention. In this convention are all the rights of children listed, like the right to go to school, the right not to be discriminated and the right to give your opinion. Here you can read all the rights.

Project

I have an idea for a project / activity, can KidsRights help me in developing a project plan?

Great that you want to do a project and become a changemaker! Take a look at the different pages on this platform and get inspired by our changemakers. By filling out this form you can inform us that you are interested in receiving support of KidsRights. We will then inform you when there is a call for application of support. The first step is that KidsRights will support you in developing a good project plan and completing your project. When you completed these steps successfully there is a possibility that KidsRights can support your financially for a second project.

I have an idea for a project / activity, can KidsRights give me financial support?

Great that you want to do a project and become a changemaker! KidsRights wants to support as many changemakers as possible. Before you can apply for financial support there are a few steps to take. By filling out this form you can inform us that you are interested in receiving support of KidsRights. We will then inform you when there is a call for application of support. The first step is that KidsRights will support you in developing a good project plan and completing your project. When you completed these steps successfully there is a possibility that KidsRights can support you financially for a second project.

International Children's Peace Prize

Why would I nominate a changemaker for the International Children’s Peace Prize?

The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child, anywhere in the world, for his or her dedication to children’s rights. The International Children’s Peace Prize is a sign of recognition for the young winner. He or she receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which shows how a child sets the world in motion. The winner also receives a study grant and a world-wide platform to promote his or her ideals and causes to the benefit of children’s rights. A project fund of €100,000 is invested by KidsRights in projects that are closely connected to the winners’ area of work.

I want to be nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize, where can I do this?

Every year KidsRights does a call to nomination for the International Children’s Peace Prize. At that moment it is possible for an organization or a person to nominate you. 

Can I nominate myself for the International Children’s Peace Prize?

No, you cannot nominate yourself for the International Children’s Peace Prize. You may want to find someone around you to nominate you for the prize.

How can I nominate a changemaker?

You can nominate a child by filling in the nomination form. You can also email us at nominations@childrenspeaceprize.org and we will make sure to send you a copy and keep you updated on the nomination process as well as the International Children’s Peace Prize.

Can I nominate a changemaker who was nominated previously?

Yes, you may nominate a changemaker who was previously nominated. Even though a changemaker was not selected winner for the Children’s Peace Prize in one year, he or she may still be selected in a succeeding year.

I work with a group of interesting changemakers. Can I nominate the whole group together?

Yes, provided that every individual in the group made a provable effort and co-initiated the activities that resulted in an exceptional difference for the rights of the child and the position of vulnerable children, anywhere in the world (organizations as a whole will not be considered).

Can I nominate a changemaker from an economically developed country?

Yes, the International Children’s Peace Prize is for children above 12 years and under 18 years of age from all over the world.

Can I nominate someone who is 18 years old?

No, the nominated changemaker should not be older than 17 years by the time of the nomination deadline. 

The call for nominations is closed for this year. How do I nominate someone for next year?

Send an email to nominations@childrenspeaceprize.org and we will make sure to keep you updated on the nomination process, as well as the International Children’s Peace Prize. As soon as the nomination process for the next year starts, we will inform you.

What is the role of the nominating organisation/individual?

The organisation or individual nominating a changemaker (the nominating party) has the responsibility to inform the changemaker and get his/her approval for the nomination. The nominating party agrees to provide the necessary information to KidsRights to complete the nomination. In case the child is shortlisted for the International Children’s Peace Prize, the nominating party also has the responsibility to guide and assist the child in dealing with (media) attention for his/her story. In case the child is shortlisted as the winner, the nominating party provides assistance for the local check by KidsRights and the development of the life story of the winner. Furthermore, the nominating party assists the child in his/her preparation for the award ceremony and is, besides the winner, the first point of contact for KidsRights. The nominating party may also be invited to attend the ceremony and assist the child during this period. The nominating party is not expected to bear any costs for the nomination or nominee, nor does it have any legal responsibilities/entitlements. KidsRights invests a project sum of €100,000 in projects in the winner’s home country that are closely connected to his or her area of work. If the nominating party meets the project criteria, the organisation may be invited to participate in the call the proposals. 

What is the process followed to select a winner for the International Children’s Peace Prize?

Each year the International Children’s Peace Prize winner is selected from nominations from all over the world. An Expert Committee assesses the candidates and comprises a selected list of nominees. The shortlisted nominees are reviewed and investigated by KidsRights. A local visit to a nominee may also be part of the review process. After all the reviews are done, the Expert Committee then selects the winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize.

Which organisation is behind the International Children’s Peace Prize?

The KidsRights Foundation is the organisation behind the International Children’s Peace Prize. KidsRights promotes the wellbeing of very vulnerable children across the world and advocates the realization of their rights. KidsRights sees children as changemakers in this process. The International Children’s Peace Prize is one of the key platforms that KidsRights facilitates.

I want to know more about KidsRights and the International Children’s Peace Prize.

Great that you want to know more about KidsRights and the International Children’s Peace Prize. Here you can read all about our organization. Here you can read all about the International Children’s Peace Prize.

What is the link between the Nobel Peace Prize and the International Children’s Peace Prize?

The Children’s Peace Prize was launched by KidsRights during the 2005 Nobel Peace Laureates’ Summit chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev. Since then, the prize has been presented every year by a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Welcome to the KidsRights Changemakers Movement!

Do you want to make a difference in children’s rights? Everyone can be a changemaker. Watch the video to find out more. Would you like to sign up as a changemaker? Or would you like to check out the platform first?

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