Testimonials

Evelyn Winkler
Programme Development, SOS-Kinderdorf International, Austria
“This is a high quality part-time course that represents a unique opportunity to learn with and from internationally-recognised professionals concerned with children’s agency. Children around the globe deserve to have adults who are not just concerned about their rights but who have the in-depth knowledge necessary to help them to realise these rights.”
Sherry Sacino
CEO, Youth Empowerment Alliance Inc., USA
”The MCR professors, staff and classmates have added a new dimension to my thinking about how we can positively impact the lives of children throughout the world. The synergy of the brainpower in our classroom is electrifying.”
Andrée Millet
Attorney at law, France
"The programme combines competence, professionalism, conviviality and the pleasure to learn and has provided me with technical knowledge, rigorous thinking on sensitive issues and an open mindedness that are all extremely precious in the exercise of my profession as an advocate. It’s practical and theoretical content, that have been enriched with personal exchanges amongst students and with lecturers, allow me to approach with pertinence and acuteness a broad range of issues regarding children."
Kelley Bunkers
Children’s rights consultant, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
“The MCR was an excellent opportunity to broaden my own understanding of children’s rights, especially within an international context, while simultaneously creating friendships with other like-minded professionals from all over the world. The privilege of being in an academic setting amongst professionals with expertise in their individual fields created a stimulating environment to reflect upon and learn about pertinent issues in children’s rights. I looked forward to each module and consider myself privileged to study at this stage of my career. I would recommend the MCR programme to anyone who is wanting to solidify their knowledge base, challenge themselves and meet an interesting group of people."
Deepak Paj Sapkota
Country Director, Karuna Foundation, Nepal
“It is an extremely useful programme for professionals interested in children’s and human rights. The theoretical knowledge gained is sure to enhance the practical work of the participants.”
Sandra Stössel
Social Department, Zurich, Switzerland
"The programme offers the possibility to multiply and advocate children's rights in a very holistic and global human rights context. (…) Joining the programme is a must for professionals who work with and for children."
James Jolley
Director of Child Rights Advocacy, Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI), Geneva, Switzerland
“As the director of an NGO that focuses on the rights of children, I have found the course extremely relevant and helpful for my work. It has challenged my own perceptions of children and childhood and has grounded me with a good working knowledge of the CRC. The interdisciplinary approach of the program has broadened my perspective immensely.”
Alice Durgnat Levi
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Switzerland
“The MCR provides a great richness in its diversity. Participants and lecturers from all sorts of backgrounds and disciplines are involved in working towards one unifying goal – to understand and raise our children in a spirit of respect for their human rights.”
Carine Le Borgne
PhD student, University of Edinburgh, UK
After participating in the MCR Programme, I decided to embark on a PhD research project on children's participation. Thanks to the MCR, I got access to a strong and reliable network of academics and key NGO staff members who have all been really helpful for developing my research.