How do we make change happen
We make change through:
CHRDS conducts research on human rights and especially the rights of the child, youth rights and sustainable development.
ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING
We are focused on advancing global, regional and national policies in the areas of human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development.
Campaigns and Actions
CHRDS actively supports community development and works together with citizens and other stakeholders on achieving social, economic and environmental justice, both on the ground and online.
We provide education, capacity building and capacity development in our programme areas for citizens, organizations and institutions.
Centre for Human Rights and Development Studies (CHRDS) is an organisation focused on advancing global, regional and national policies in the areas of human rights, especially of the rights of the child and youth rights, and sustainable development. Registered in 2013 as a non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organisation based in Belgrade (Serbia), CHRDS’ objectives are:
- To provide evidence based analysis and research in our areas of focus in order to advocate for further fulfilment, protection and advancement of human rights, efficient and effective environmental protection and achievement of sustainable development;
- To enhance participation mechanisms in decision-making and policy implementation by educating and developing capacities of citizens, organizations and institutions in the area of human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development;
- To contribute in implementation of peer-to-peer and cross-sectoral solution-oriented programs, campaigns, knowledge sharing and networking for effective resource allocation.
CHRDS has 3 programmes, and within each programme specific focus areas. Across all CHRDS' programmes and activities, gender and youth perspectives are considered and taken into account.
|1. Children and Youth Programme||2. Human Rights Programme||3. Sustainability Programme|
|• Rights of the Child||• Strategic Litigation||• Environment|
|• Youth Rights||• Civic Space||• Energy||• Youth Empowerment||• Human Rights and Business||• Climate change||• Youth Participation||• Environmental Rights||• Sustainable Development and SDGs||• Child and Youth-led Development||• Legal Empowerment||• Ethical business and sustainable economic development|
MEMBERSHIP, PARTNERSHIP AND SUPPORTERS
Relevant publications, documents and links
Centre for Human Rights and Development Studies (CHRDS) endorsed a Proposal for a Robust Global Review Mechanism for Accountability for the Post-2015 Agenda that was developed by Amnesty International, the Center for Economic & Social Rights, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch. Robust and participatory monitoring and accountability mechanisms are essential if[…]
CHRDS is proudly organising a first panel discussion “Towards New Climate Deal: Human Rights and Civil Society” within the Environment and Human Rights series. We would like to invite all interested citizens, organisations and institutions to join us for the discussion on 24th of March, 2015 from 15:30 until 17:00 at the Human Rights House,[…]
Today, CHRDS participated in the Public Consultations on the Draft of the Environmental Liability Law. The consultations were organised by the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection as a part of the PLAC (Policy and Legal Advice Centre) project and efforts to transpose Directive 2004/35/EC on Environmental Liability.
On the 27th of February 2015, the Government of Serbia adopted the National Youth Strategy 2015-2025. The Youth Strategy lays down basic principles for the advancement of the position of young people and enabling environment for fulfilment of youth rights and youth mainstreaming. Strategy identifies 9 strategic goals, one of which is active youth participation,[…]
CHRDS is excited to be among 500 international change makers, leaders and activists that will tackle the world’s most pressing challenges at International Civil Society Week 2014 that will be held from 19-25 November 2014 at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Together with CIVICUS, #ChangeMob and Restless Development, we are proudly hosting CIVICUS Youth[…]
CHRDS participated in the One Young World Summit 2014 and its Director of Operations, Samer Khan spoke during the Human Rights Plenary Session of the One Young World Summit 2014, that was held in Dublin in October 2014. We are proud that after the global elections Khan was elected as a global coordinating ambassador for[…]
IAAI, ACUNS – Vienna Liaison Office, Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt, Wikimedia Austria, CEI i CONGO on 5-6th June 2014 organised GloCha Conference 2014: Sustainable Development, Innovation and Youth. On June 4th, the conference was preceded by the workshop Youth, Music, Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable World. Executive director of the CHRDS, Ivana Savić[…]
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations are organizing a dialogue on Civil society perspectives on the Post-2015 agenda. The event will be held on 19 June 2014, 1-2:30 pm at the Conference Room 5, UNHQ, NLB in New York. The event will explore,[…]
Today, at the Republic Square in Belgrade, Serbia from 11 until 2 pm, the Centre for Human Rights and Development Studies (CHRDS) held the first Global Day of Citizen Action in Belgrade- Movement. The event was a part of the Global Day of Citizen Action organised by the CIVICUS as a part of the #BeTheChange[…]
Today the CIVICUS 2014 State of Civil Society Report was published. Global wave of protests are driven by national and international governance failures, says new report. More than 30 of the world’s leading experts on civil society contributed to the Report, among whom is Ivana Savić, CHRDS Executive Director, who contributed with the case study[…]