Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute

The Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute, hosted by the CPC Learning Network, is a multi-part series of conversations and resources for learning, information sharing and actionable next steps.  In this series of critical conversations, they have invited experts to share their insights about racism, colonialism, patriarchy and power as they affect children and families around the world.

The Institute has two overarching goals: Demonstrate and engage:  Raise awareness and recognition of how racism, patriarchy and power are not just theoretical concepts but very real drivers of inequality, ineffectiveness, and harm in the international child rights and protection sector; and Sow the seeds and demonstrate action for effective change: Critique the problems inherent in international child protection and child rights but also highlight practical ways to dismantle and reconstruct the existing system.

The Institute is a space in which discussions and resources can tackle hard topics while remaining safe for evolution and growth among those who participate.

The first conversation in the series titled ‘Confronting Colonialism, Racism and Patriarchy in International Relations, Development and the Humanitarian Aid Industries’ speakers Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan and Dr. Dipali Mukhopadhyay critically examine colonialism, racism and patriarchy in international relations, development and the humanitarian aid industry.