This report is the product of a partnership between nine Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that work for children ́s rights. These are: Barnaheill – Save the Children Iceland, Home and School – the National Parents Association, Throskahjalp – National Association of Intellectual Disabilities, The Icelandic Human Rights Centre, The Icelandic Red Cross, Youth Work Iceland (Samfés), The Icelandic Youth Association (UMFÍ), UNICEF Iceland and The Icelandic Disability Alliance (Öryrkjabandalagiđ). A wide range of organisations, within related fields, were consulted and their feedback provided deeper insight into children ́s rights in Iceland.
This report is a joint effort of the Icelandic Human Rights Centre, Save the Children Iceland and Icelandic Committee for UNICEF (here after UNICEF Iceland). The Icelandic Human Rights Centre was in charge of the writing and most of the information collection. The other two organizations funded the project and provided input pertinent to their areas of expertise. The group edited the report together and the content represents the views and opinions of all three organizations. In this report these three organizations will be referred to as the reporting group.