Girl teaches child rights to village children
42 MILLION CHILDREN have been EDUCATED & EMPOWERED since the year 2000

70,000 schools in 116 countries have got
behind The World's Children's Prize

About us

The World’s Children’s Prize program is the world’s largest annual rights and democracy education initiative for children, educating and empowering children as changemakers. Millions of children experience other children’s lives, and the lives of Child Rights Heroes through their stories. Once they are empowered as changemakers they make their voices heard and stand up for human fellowship, the equal value of all people, the rights of the child, democracy and sustainable development, now and in the future.

The majority of the children in the WCP program live in fragile, conflict-ridden states. Children exploited as soldiers, slaves or in the child sex trade discover for the first time that they have rights and are able to make their voices heard.

Girl holding crystal
From the world of WCP
  • Rachel with children

    Rachel Lloyd, champion for trafficked girls has been elected Child Rights Hero by millions of young people. Gabriel Mejía Montoya from Colombia and Valeriu Nicolae from Romania got the World’s Children’s Honorary Awards.

  • Children collecting litter

    No Litter Generation inspires children around the world pick litter together and raise their voices for a cleaner, healthier environment. The point is not to clean up, but to learn and share knowledge about the environment and the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

  • Burmese girl walking

    Do you want to become a Changemaker and make the world a better place? Participate in the World’s Children’s Prize Program. Next program cycle starts November 1 and goes on until May 2019. The results of the Global Vote must be reported latest April 16, 2019.

Child Rights Heroes 2018
  • gabriel with children
  • rachelupfront
  • Valeriu with children