Designing for Children’s Rights is an international non-profit association engaged in integrating children’s rights into design and business development around the world.
D4CR operates in different cities and continents – Helsinki, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Malmö, New York, London, Adelaide, Los Angeles, Netherlands, Scotland, Italy, France, and Portugal. The association creates awareness about the importance of keeping children’s rights in mind when building products and services, refining a new standard for both design and business to direct the development towards products and services that have ethics and children’s best interests at their core.
D4CR created the Designing for Children’s Rights Guide, a set of principles linked to The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which helps designers and other practitioners make more ethical services and products for children by understanding children as end-users and stakeholders. This guide translates into words what is in the best interest of the child in business and design, and represents our responsibility to respect the children’s needs and perspectives. When we design for and with children, we design for the future.
“The best interest of the child is a dynamic concept that requires an assessment appropriate to the specific context.” (U.N. GC No.25)
I am happy to announce the launch of the first Designing for Children’s Rights chapter in Portugal and welcome regional volunteers to join us!