Monitoring Children’s Rights

Brussels, 15-17 October 2015 (BRU-E04315-Blended) | Closed
Instructor: Fiona Ang

This blended learning course is a basic introduction to the concept and practice of children’s rights monitoring. It is intended for child rights practitioners, children’s advocates and child-related professionals seeking to gain a practical understanding of the concept and practice of monitoring children’s rights as a means of strengthening programming and furthering advocacy activities that aim to promote and protect children’s rights.

Monitoring Children's Rights blended learning course

Participants will learn about methodologies for carrying out monitoring (respecting child participation), the basics of choosing or constructing a children’s rights indicator, and the application of results for improving the promotion and protection of the rights of the child. Purely technical aspects of mathematical manipulation of indicators and statistical regression, however, will not be addressed.

Throughout the workshop part of the course, every participant will be working on her/his own, individual monitoring plan, tailored to his/her professional or educational context.

Course structure

This course uses a blended learning methodology and consists of several learning phases:
1. Self-directed e-course on the children’s rights framework, September 2015 (to be completed prior to the workshop).
2. Intensive three-day workshop in Brussels, 15-17 October 2015.
3. Follow up and support through HREA’s Community of Practice for child rights practitioners.

Course outline

1-30 September 2015: the children’s rights framework (self-directed e-learning)
15-17 October 2015: monitoring children’s rights (workshop)
Day 1: Children’s rights monitoring objectives (why?) and scope (what?): legal framework, children’s rights attributes
Day 2: Children’s rights monitoring methodology (how?): indicators, child participation, child protection
Day 3: Children’s rights monitoring reporting and advocacy (now what?): monitoring report, advocacy based on monitoring results

About the trainer: Fiona Ang

Fiona AngFiona Ang is Director of the Flemish Organisation for Human Rights Education (VORMEN). Before joining VORMEN in 2008 she worked as a Researcher at the University of Louvain as part of a interdisciplinary research team on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ms. Ang also worked as a Child Rights Officer and International Programmes Officer at UNICEF Belgium and as intern at the United Nations and Amnesty International in Geneva, Brussels and Jakarta. Her areas of expertise are children’s rights, human rights education and pedagogy. She regularly conducts training workshops for teachers, NGO staff, policy makers and law enforcement officials.

Who should apply

The course is intended for human rights/child rights staff of NGOs, intergovernmental and government agencies, children’s advocates and child-related professionals. Participants should have a good written command of English — the working language of the course — and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.


Registration and tuition fee: € 545. Early registration discounted tuition: € 495 by 1 August 2015. Payments can be made online with major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa), PayPal, bank transfer (additional fee applies) and money transfer (Western Union, MoneyGram). Bulk rates are available. Payments are due upon registration. This is a non-residential training program. Participants are responsible for organising their own accommodation in Brussels. Tuition includes the 3-day training workshop, lunches and coffee breaks, a training pack with hard copies of the training materials, access to the virtual learning space, and a course certificate upon successful completion of the program.

How to register

Registration is closed.