Child Rights Information and Documentation Centre [CRIDOC]
1. Creating access to information on child rights or related issues through Research, Documentation, and ICT models. [See Appendix I for more details on ICT]
2. Providing guidance, motivation and information to children and all those involved in research and child rights issues, in terms of facilitating for the necessary interventions, available resources, education and professional support.
3. Building awareness on child rights issues through media, public relations, seminars, conferences and other traditional and non-traditional modes of communication. Be active participants in advocacy movements at national level on issues like "speedy implementation of government laws affecting children."
A social order where:
1. Children are an integral part of the Family / Community/ National life and their basic rights are accorded accordingly.
2. Children are seen as a future resource to the Community / Nation.
3. Children start believing in themselves and see themselves as a valuable resource or investment for the development of the Community / Nation.
We at Child Rights Information and Documentation Centre (CRIDOC) see ourselves playing a significant role in facilitating this change.
-To be a single point of information resource on matters related to child rights
-To initiate research into aspects of child rights
-To empower children by providing them with access to air their voices, in line with Unicef's goal of building a World Fit for Children through child participation.
-To use information technology for greater interaction among the media, and to be an activity area for children where they can learn, participate in recreational activities and form friendships with others
-To forge alliances with similar institutions over the world, and develop a sharing programme that would benefit children.
-To help create a positive image about children who have been exploited – such as victims of sexual abuse - in society.
-To develop a network of like-minded organisations and individuals in Malawi who can then drive changes in society and the government.
-To educate media about child rights and the need to priorities their news coverage on issues affecting children.