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We are at the cutting edge of legal and social policy around the world

Dedicated to the protection and promotion of children’s rights

Coram International works around the world and in the UK with governments, UN bodies, IGOs and NGOs to protect and promote children’s and young people’s human rights

Unlocking Children’s Rights

Coram International was co-funded by the EU’s Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Fund for a two-year project to develop training on child-friendly communication skills and child-rights informed practices for those working with children in justice, detention and residential care settings. These training materials are available for use, free of charge.

What we do

Technical assistance

Coram International combines the excellent specialist expertise of our practitioner experts with robust research to deliver technical work of the highest standard. Our consultative and collaborative approach ensures that our technical work is evidence-based and context-tailored.


Coram International specialises in the design and implementation of applied mixed methods research and evaluation, drawing on a range of quantitative, qualitative and participatory methods. We have a track record of producing high quality and accessible research publications for a broad range of policy, practitioner and academic audiences.


Coram International specialises in the rights of children and young people. Our expertise covers a high number of topics including child protection, justice and governance, gender equality, reproductive rights, counter-terrorism and extremism.


Prof Carolyn Hamilton honoured as Dame

Coram is delighted that Professor Carolyn Hamilton, Director of Research and International Programmes at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, has been granted the award of Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) for Services to Children’s Rights and Education in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. [read press release]

The London Legal Walk 2017

Coram Children’s Legal Centre has over 30 years’ experience helping people address their family, child and education law issues through specialist legal advice, assistance and representation. Please support their efforts and sponsor our team that participated in the London Legal Walk on Monday, 22. May 2017. Donations are accepted until August. Please find more detailed information here.


Gender, Youth Economic Empowerment and Internal Economic Migration in Vietnam and Philippines

Kirsten Anderson, Kara Apland, Maurice Dunaiski, and Elizabeth Yarrow

Coram International was working with Plan France on a study, which assesses the experiences of young women (and men) who migrate internally in Vietnam and the Philippines, to uncover the key push and pull factors that are driving youth internal migration, to identify problems and risks faced by young migrants, and to analyse the potential for law, policy and programming to mitigate the challenges faced by migrating youth in both countries. The study addresses these overall objectives by drawing on secondary analyses of existing evidence (desk review) and by conducting qualitative primary data collection in Vietnam and the Philippines. In-country primary data collection methods include focus group discussions with young migrants in ‘source’ and ‘destination’ communities of internal migration as well as individual in-depth interviews with key stakeholders (i.e. policy-makers, experts, NGO staff, intermediaries, and community leaders).

Formative Evaluation of UNICEF’s strategy and approach to child protection systems in Myanmar

Professor Carolyn Hamilton, Elizabeth Yarrow, and Kara Apland

For this study, Coram International developed and implemented a mixed methods research methodology in order to assess the merit and worth of the decision-making processes since the mid-term review, in relation to the development of a child protection system in Myanmar and particularly the use of social work case management as a key point of entry to protect human rights. The study included data collection in Rakhine State, which touched upon many of the issues relating to migration and children.

Unicef rated this study as one of the 15 best evaluation reports of 2016.