Community-Based Initiatives for Securing Rights of Myanmar’s Children: A Border Region Clinic and a Monastic School
This chapter aims to discuss the importance of civil society initiatives to protect and promote children’s rights in Myanmar. First, an overview of the contributions made by Northern and Southern CSOs is provided to highlight the differences and challenges unique to civil society in Myanmar. Then, a comparative case study based on two representative civil society groups in the education and health sectors is presented in relation to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to shed light on their roles, scope, and capacity for securing the rights of these marginalized children. Having looked into the common areas of coverage, this chapter argues that their major initiatives can be recognized within the five components—protection, assurance, provision, creation, and promotion.
KeywordsChildren’s rights Civil society initiatives The Convention on the Rights of the Child Education Health sector
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