Child rights and child protection:

Child rights and child protection

In order to respond to the growing needs in the field for training in the area of child rights and protection, IDE has developed training courses adapted to specific context, as well as to a varied audience coming from different regions of the world. 

More particularly, IDE has created specific programmes for professionals working in West and East Africa. IDE also participates in the training courses proposed by the CIDE of the University of Geneva. 

University training in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Children’s Rights of UNIGE

CAS protection and children’s rights

Course title : CAS in protection and children's rights

Partner(s) :Interfaculty Centre for Children’s Rights of UNIGE and the Institut des droits de l’homme et de la paix de l’UCAD, in Dakar (Senegal)

Target group: professionals working with and for children in West and Central Africa, professionals who work with and for children or who are involved in the defence of children's rights

  • Acquire interdisciplinary, scientifically based theoretical and practical knowledge of children's rights in the fields of law, sociology, pedagogy, psychology, social work, education, public health and ethics ;
  • To be familiar with tools for assessing the best interests of the child and taking into account his or her views ;
  • To develop skills to apprehend difficult situations with an approach based on the rights of the child taking into account the economic and socio-cultural context ;
  • Develop critical reflection on one's own practice, ethics and professional duties and acquire a working methodology ;
  • Acquire new skills, including networking with an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach. 

Language : French 

Location : Dakar (Senegal)

Format : in attendance and Distance Learning, 4 modules of 5 days each

Diploma obtained: Certificate of Continuing Education (CAS) in Child Protection and Children's Rights

Remarks : More info at https://www.unige.ch/formcont/cours/protection-droits-enfant

Academic training of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Children’s Rights (CIDE) of the University of Geneva (UNIGE)

Master of advanced studies et Certificate of advanced studies in children’s rights

Courses title :

  • Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights  
  • Certificate of Continuing Education in Children's Rights 

Partner(s) : International Institute for the Rights of the Child

Target group : Professionals working in the field of children's rights (lawyer, psychologist, sociologists, judges, social workers, state representatives, journalists, researchers).   

Academic training of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Children’s Rights (CIDE) of the University of Geneva (UNIGE)

Master degree

Course title: Interdisciplinary Master's Degree in Children's Rights 

Partner(s) : International Institute for the Rights of the Child

Target group:multi-disciplinary students

Language : French

Format : Face-to-face

Remarks : More info at : https://www.unige.ch/cide/fr/formations/maitrise-universitaire/mide/

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

MOOC Horn of Africa

Course title: Through the Horn of Africa: Take action for the rights of the child

Target group : professionals working with and for children or engaged in the defence of children's rights in the Horn of Africa

Objectives:

  • Participants adapt their professional practices to better respect and protect children's rights ;
  • Participants form a learning community, where they exchange information and support each other, analyse their experiences, and share good practices.

Language : English

Diploma obtained : attendance certificate

Format : online

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

MOOC of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Children’s Rights (CIDE) of the University of Geneva (UNIGE)

Course title: MOOC Children's human rights: an interdisciplinary introduction

Partner(s) : International Institute for the Rights of the Child

Target group: anyone interested