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CRIDOC, the Child Rights Information and Documentation Centre, is a non-profit organization based in Malawi. Its mission is to contribute to the promotion of children's and young people's rights and development by exchanging, documenting, and disseminating information related to child rights issues.
CRIDOC envisions a social order where children are an integral part of family, community, or national life, and where their basic rights are upheld.
CRIDOC was founded in 2003 by a Malawian media intern named George. He was inspired by the stories of exploitation of children and young people featured on the Child Labour News Service (CLNS) website in India.
CRIDOC puts emphasis on the unique needs of every child and young person, especially in the context of challenges such as poverty, HIV and AIDS, orphanage, child labor, juvenile justice, street children, and other social issues affecting children in Malawi.
CRIDOC leads in providing information to children, NGO advocates, and researchers. It promotes awareness of child rights through various communication methods like media, outreach programs, seminars, conferences, and traditional and non-traditional channels.
CRIDOC is a legally operating Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Malawi under the Trustees Incorporation Act. It's affiliated with the National Youth Council of Malawi (NYCOM) and is a member of the Council for Non-Governmental Organizations in Malawi (CONGOMA).
CRIDOC is affiliated with key human rights networks and forums at national and international levels. These include the Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN), Malawi Network against Child Trafficking (M-NACT), Civil Society Education Network (CSEC), and Lilongwe District Education Network (LIDEN).
CRIDOC has a secretariat responsible for its programs and activities, consisting of an Executive Director, Finance Assistant, and Programme Manager/Assistant. It heavily relies on volunteers and interns for research, documentation, fundraising, and other activities.
The affairs of CRIDOC are managed by the Board of Registered Trustees, who oversee policy-level matters related to the organization's financial, management, administrative, and fundamental issues.
The Board of Trustees members are drawn from various disciplines such as law, education, theology, medicine, communications, and business, most of whom are youths. They contribute to CRIDOC's strategic direction and decision-making.