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No rights

WITHOUT IDENTITY

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KNOWING YOUR FAMILY ORIGINS IS A RIGHT

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ADVOCATING
FOR ACCESS
TO ORIGINS

PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY
HAS A LIFELONG IMPACT

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CURRENT SITUATION

Every year millions of children are deprived of their identity. Millions are not registered at birth and even when they are, fundamental information is missing about their origins, such as who is the child's mother or father.





Likewise, millions of children have had their identity falsified or illicitly modified due to issues such as corruption, trafficking, harmful traditional practices and emergency situations. 

Without an identity, children invariably face problems accessing basic rights such as education, health, development, social services, and they are also at greater risk of being sold and trafficked. These problems have a lifelong impact on the child and future generations. This is particularly true when considering the child's family relations, a constitutive element of identity. 

Child Identity Protection works with States, international organisations and other stakeholders to uphold the child's right to know their origins.  

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VICTIMS
of trafficking globally every year; almost 20% are children (ILO)
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GIRLS
marry every year before the age of 18 (UNICEF)
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CHILDREN
in the world under the age of 5 have no birth certificate (UNICEF, 2019)
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CHILDREN
are in paid or unpaid domestic work in the home of a third party or employer (ILO)
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CHILDREN
have been born to date through anonymous donation of sperm and oocytes (Council of Europe)

OUR MISSION

Child Identity Protection is the only international not for profit organisation solely advocating for the protection of children's identity rights in family relations.





Child Identity Protection works with States and other stakeholders to provide preventive measures and appropriate responses. whenever a child is (illegally) deprived of elements of his or her identity.
Child Identity Protection was registered as an independent association according to the Swiss Civil Code in 2020 to broadly protect children's identity rights, including name, nationality and family relations.

OBJECTIVES

Child Identity Protection collaborates with States, UN agencies, international organisations and other stakeholders to ensure that international standards as well as regional standards are fully respected.

 



Specifically Child Identity Protection seeks to build on the work of the United Nations Legal Identity Agenda who focuses on civil registration and vital statistics by considering the family relations aspect of identity. 

Child Identity Protection advocates for laws, policies and practices to uphold identity rights through:

SPECIFIC PROJECTS

Based on its vision, mission and objectives, Child Identity Protection undertakes a number of initiatives. From the outset, there will be a focus on:

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HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING

Country briefs are prepared for the CRC Committee and other relevant treaty bodies addressing key identity issues.
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SIGNATURE PUBLICATION

Comparative mapping of children’s right to identity with a focus on the element linked to family relations. 
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO GOVERNMENTS, UN AGENCIES, INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS & OTHERS

Evaluation missions, research, training, law and policy reform etc.
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