Centre for Human Rights and Development Studies (CHRDS)

How do we make change happen

We make change through:
Research

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.

Education

We provide education, capacity building and capacity development in our programme areas for citizens, organizations and institutions.

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About us

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.
In its work, the CHRDS is governed by principles of co-management and inter generational solidarity. In addition, CHRDS has been very active in the post-2015, climate change and Habitat III processes.

PROGRAMS

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

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