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What is CRED-PRO?

Child Rights Education for Professionals (CRED-PRO) is an international training program to improve the well-being, development and health of children throughout the world by infusing a child rights approach in all aspects of the professional services and policy applied to children and youth.


Its fundamental orientation to children’s rights is embodied in the values, principles and standards of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Consistent with the spirit and nature of the Convention, CRED-PRO’s primary goal is achieve understanding, respect and application of children’s rights as a way of professional life for all those working for and with children. Voluntary, respectful partnerships are central to CRED-PRO’s mission and values, pursued through working cooperatively with professions, higher education, civil society and government to make mutually valued advances in direct practices, community and systems programs, and advocacy influencing children’s quality of life.  


Active in FOUR Regions, ELEVEN countries, and growing, CRED-PRO provides training and capacity building to professionals who, by virtue of their expertise, leadership and acknowledged value, influence the lives of children, their families, and communities to support the respect for children, their needs, their rights and their best interests.

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


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International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

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