In 2021 Roelof van Laar decided to start the Children’s Rights Challenge Foundation. It was legally established on February 8th 2022 in Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands.
The aim of the foundation is to realize children’s rights worldwide.
The foundation aims to achieve this by:
– standing up for children whose rights are being violated
– providing direct income support to children
– advocating universal basic income, child benefits and other measures to reduce child poverty
– providing information about children’s rights
– and all other activities that contribute to the goal
The board members of the foundation are Roelof van Laar (President), Mourhrna Reddy (Vice-President), Alexandra Klonarides (Secretary/Treasurer) and Niels van den Akker. Combined they have extensive experience in (project) management, PR and strategic litigation.
The Children’s Rights Challenge Foundation’s first project will be the establishment of a CSE Strategic Litigation Fund for organisations fighting against the sexual exploitation of children and for survivors of such exploitation. It will enable the initiation and/or continuation of public
interest litigation and strategic litigation cases that fight against impunity and establish a precedent. The fund is made possible with financial support from Free a Girl (100%).
The Foundation will also start a child benefit program in Uganda: Sente z’omwana.
We are also working on a project to make counselling more affordable for people around the globe: Talk To Me.
The Strategic Plan 2022-2025 of the foundation
The articles of association of the foundation (in Dutch)
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