• CHRC Research Fellowships

    November 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). In recognition of this significant milestone, later this year the CHRC will be announcing new research fellowships. These fellowships will provide an opportunity for selected students and faculty to conduct interdisciplinary research supporting themes around children's rights. Please stay tuned - more information will be posted on the CHRC website at
  • CHRC Advisory Board 2015-2017

    The Center for the Human Rights of Children is proud to announce the members of its inaugural Advisory Board Committee. Advisory Board members, who are faculty members of the Loyola University Chicago Community, serve a critical role in guiding our efforts to advance and promote the rights of children both locally and abroad.
  • CHRC 2015-2016 Faculty Fellowship Recipients

    The CHRC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 faculty fellowships! Congratulations to Melina Healey, JD; Caleb Kim, PhD, MSW; and Hille Haker, PhD. Click to learn more about these three projects.
  • New Policy Brief: the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014

    The Center's Children's Rights Fellow, Jeanne Murray, has completed a policy brief of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014.
  • Human Trafficking in the United States: Special Issues Concerning Children Fall 2015 Course

    The Center for the Human Rights of Children is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary seminar on human trafficking and children for the academic year 2015-2016.
  • Announcing the 2015-2016 Faculty Research Fellowships

    The Center for the Human Rights of Children is pleased to announce a new round of Faculty Fellowship Applications for 2015-2016. Loyola faculty members are invited to apply for fellowships that support the mission of the CHRC: to represent, coordinate, and stimulate efforts to understand, protect and apply the human rights of children.
  • CHRC Supports the Magis Scholarship Initiative

    The Student Government of Loyola University Chicago has partnered with the Latin American Student Organization to create the Magis Scholarship Fund in an effort to further support undocumented Loyola undergraduate students. The Magis Scholarship Fund is an initiative aligned with the mission of the CHRC, and we applaud the students who helped to organize it.
  • Report Finds Child Migrants' Human Rights Violated

    A new report on Childhood, Migration, and Human Rights concludes that there has been a systematic violation of the human rights of migrant children and families in the Northern Central America-Mexico-United States corridor.
  • Healthy Homes Summit Report

    In June of 2014, the CHRC, as part of the Healthy Homes/Healthy Communities Initiative project, co-hosted a city and countywide summit to advance healthy homes and healthy communities. Now, the report of the summit is available online.
  • Pope Signs Anti-Slavery Initiative

    Religious leaders from various faiths have signed on to a new Vatican initiative to end modern-day slavery by 2020.
  • Association for a More Just Society (AJS) Talk by Director of Operations Jill VanBeek

    During our Child Migrant conference, author and panelist Sonia Nazario mentioned the efforts of The Association for a More Just Society (AJS) to improve the living conditions in Honduras. Jill VanBeek, Director of Operations for AJS, will provide an overview of the organization on Loyola's Water Tower Campus on Wednesday, December 10 from 9:30-10:30am.
  • The Child Migrant: Children Crossing Borders, November 13

    Please join us for "The Child Migrant: Children Crossing Borders" event on November 13. Listen to a combination of scholars, service providers and other experts on immigration while they have round-table discussions. The event is complimented by theatre scenes throughout the day and a more formal theatre event during the evening.
  • Gallup Surveys Indicate 35.8 Million Adults and Children in Slavery Worldwide

    Nearly 36 million people are enslaved around the world, according to Walk Free's 2014 Global Slavery Index. Gallup surveys help identify a total of 5.4 million people enslaved in seven high-risk countries alone.
  • CHRC Seeking Associate Director

    The CHRC is hiring! We are seeking a qualified candidate for a newly authorized position as an Associate Director, beginning the spring semester of 2015.
  • CHRC Responds to Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

    The US is currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis at the border, with over 50,000 children currently apprehended, and more coming. Families, mostly unaccompanied children, are migrating from Central American and Mexico to the Mexican/US border due to extreme violence, gang related activity, and deprivation. The White House and Congress are currently reviewing options for responding to the crisis. Unfortunately, many of the “solutions” being proposed seek to undermine legislation set forth in 2000 and 2008 to protect vulnerable children, expedite deportation of children and families, and severely impact the rights of children. Due to the looming Congressional recess and speed of proposals issued, a response required a quick turnaround. Read more to learn about the CHRC’s response to this issue.
  • 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

    The CHRC was represented last Friday at the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report release event. CHRC Director, Katherine Kaufka Walts was invited to attend the event releasing at the Ben Franklin Room in Washington DC. Ms. Kaufka Walts was among Secretary of State, John Kerry, Ambassador Lou CdeBaca, and Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.
  • Profile

    Children's Rights Issues Briefing: October 1, 2013

    The briefing will address the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Prostitution, and Pornography (OPSC). Speakers include representatives from Loyola University's Center for the Human Rights of Children, ECPAT-USA, and The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. The purpose of this program is to provide laypeople with the tools for using international law to advocate for children in the United States. The presentation will provide an overview of international children's rights instruments addressing exploitation of children, show how these instruments impact the United States, and provide examples of how international law can be used to improve outcomes for children in the United States. Advocates, legal service providers, social service providers, policy makers, scholars, and students working with vulnerable children are encouraged to attend. 4-6pm at Loyola's Water Tower/downtown campus. This program is open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please click HERE or see
  • Service Opportunity in Rogers Park Preschools

    Are you passionate about education? Do you enjoy working with and supporting young children? Do you believe ALL children have the right to a high quality early education? If so, please consider applying to Loyola's Jumpstart program!