This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about Child Rights Connect's protecting and empowering children as human rights defenders project. While there has been a lot of focus on funders and how their grantmaking can support and protect human rights defenders, there is little focus on children as human rights defenders. There are a considerable amount of children active in this space, however, they haven't historically experienced the same level of recognition as their adult peers. The initial assessment of this program was completed this fall and was presented at the Day of General Discussion. Join HRFN's Children and Youth Rights Working Group (co-hosted by Human Rights Funders Network and Elevate Children Funders Group) to engage in discussion around strengthening children's rights at all levels through the use of UN human rights mechanisms.