Approach

IICRD tree diagram to show purpose, principles and pathways of the organization
IICRD tree diagram to show purpose, principles and pathways of the organization

IICRD tree diagram to show purpose, principles and pathways of the organization

IICRD supports children's Dignity, Belonging and Justice by approaching Child Protection and Wellbeing from a “contextualized” understanding that emphasizes evidence informed, developmental approaches to managing human adversity. This involves:
  • Understanding current theory of children’s development, especially development in adversity
  • Engaging children and their communities in identifying risk factors and mobilizing protective mechanisms and
  • Placing children and child protection in the broader context of international development as both are significantly impacted and able to impact global change.

A marked difference from a “universalistic” orientation to protection that applies international norms and standards to laws, policies and community programs, with child and community engagement frequently coming last and in some instances not at all.

 

 

Our Principles

To give rights local meaning and catalyze positive change we use the following five principles to guide our work.

Our Pathways

We follow these five pathways to fulfill our purpose of achieving dignity, belonging, and justice for children and our world:

Imagine a world where we build on the core strengths of children, their families, and communities, to create dignity, belonging, and justice for all.

 

Contact Info

International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

mailing address: 309 - 1694 Cedar Hill Cross Rd, Victoria, BC, V8P 2P7
office address for meetings (please confirm in advance): 5th floor - 1112 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3K9
+1 (250) 891-2424
  info@iicrd.org
  www.iicrd.org

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