Today, nearly 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced.
Every day and in every region, these children face a variety of rights violations, from exploitation and violence to being separated from their families, detained because of their migration status and deprived of essential protections and services. These abuses constitute a grave human rights crisis.
Within this context, the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts aims to ensure that the rights of children who are on the move or impacted by migration are respected and fulfilled. This initiative is being driven by a civil society-led steering committee, which is co-convened by Save the Children and Terre des Hommes and which comprises experts, multilateral institutions, and non-governmental and philanthropic organisations.