The Center for the Human Rights of Children is proud to partner with various community organizations, NGOs, and advocacy groups to fulfill its mission. Some of this work includes:
- Chicago Healthy Home Inspection Collaborative Proactively Addressing Substandard Housing with Metropolitan Tenants Organization, Sinai Urban Health Institute, Elevate Energy, Chicago Department of Public Health, National Center for Health Homes: This community meeting discusses and promotes a healthier home inspection for all Chicagoans, and in particular, children.
- Research and Community Based Action event with the Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health featuring Robert Gonzales: This inaugural event began a conversation about the roles academic institutions play in supporting research to immigrant communities within the United States.
- Know Your Rights Training with Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: This event taught students, faculty, and community members about immigrant rights and strategies to protect members of our campus, families, and communities in a changing political climate at this training cosponsored by the Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Center for the Human Rights of Children, and the Latin American Student Organization. In it, staff members from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights will discuss: current enforcement priorities and ways to defend one’s rights regardless of immigration status; preparing an action plan with critical documents; identifying and reporting hate crimes; and how to get involved in the struggle for immigrant rights
- OPSC Alternative Report on the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children with the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights: An NGO response to the Periodic Report of the United States of America to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Concerning the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.
- UNICEF USA - "Not My Life" Film Screening: UNICEF of Loyola Chicago and CHRC came together for a screening of the film "Not My Life" and a discussion panel regarding human rights abuses and human trafficking.
- MALA "What Tomorrow Brings" film screening: The Center for the Human Rights of Children and MALA hosted a screening of "What Tomorrow Brings", a powerful film that goes inside the very first girls’ school in one small Afghan village. This event was open to the public and encouraged students, faculty, and community members to attend and honor the UN's International Day of the Girl, which aims to ensure a world free of discrimination for young women and girls.
- Building the capacity of New York State child welfare agencies to identify child trafficking (with Affiliate Faculty member, Dr. Deborah Baskin)
- Orphan Youth Project: Transitions Initiative (with IOFA and Affiliate Faculty members, Dr. Anita Thomas and Dr. Julia Pryce)
- Access to legal services for child trafficking survivors (with Consultant Linda Rio Reichmann and the Chicago Bar Foundation)
- Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking (with IOFA)
- Youth violence prevention (with Faculty Fellow, Dr. James Garbarino)
The CHRC is always interested in collaborating with partners, both within and outside of the university, to address contemporary children's rights issues. If you are involved in such an organization and are interested in working with the Center, please contact our Graduate Assistant for more information.