Child Rights

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Assess Risks

Children are the most vulnerable in our society. Through their operations and supply chains, extractive industries can impact the rights of the child including, but not limited to, the right to health and safety, food security, and education. Avanzar has partnered with UNICEF to identify these impacts based on a child vulnerability matrix.

Sample projects include:

  • Pilot project with UNICEF to create a human rights assessment protocol to assess compliance with Business and Human Rights Principles. The protocol was tested at a mine site in South America and incorporated final results into the HRRA protocol. See more details here.

  • Participation in the Child Rights and Security Working Group led by UNICEF and Barrick to develop the Child Rights and Security Checklist.

  • Assess mine sites on their level of implementation with the Child Rights and Security Checklist. 


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