About CRC Asia
The Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia) is a regional network of children’s rights and human rights organizations with the main objective to mainstream the children’s rights perspectives and agenda into the regional and international advocacy processes.
CRC Asia was brought into fruition as a result of support provided by Save the Children Sweden to national and regional children’s rights civil society organizations that have expressed and pursued interest to engage in advocacy work within ASEAN.
The network was created on 25 November 2008 during the Southeast Asia Regional Meeting of Children’s Rights Organizations held at Discovery Suites, Pasig City, Philippines and was convened by Save the Children Sweden.
Working within a framework of equality, mutual respect and non-discrimination, CRC Asia seeks to enable civil society to effectively advocate for the promotion and protection of children’s rights. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) and its Optional Protocols are held as the basic standards of the entitlements and freedoms of all children, and these serve as the foundation of the work of the CRC Asia.