Library and database

 has a hard-copy archive of books, articles, reports and unpublished materials, dating back to 1979, relating to most countries in the world and covering many aspects of childhood, in particular:

    1. Child abuse
    • Children’s participation and citizenship
    • Children’s spirituality
    • Commercial sexual exploitation of children
    • Research with children
    • Street and working children
    • The human rights of children
    • The new sociology of childhood
    • Violence against children

The archive is being constantly updated on these issues and to increase information on:

      • Children with disabilities

‘Spirit of peace’ (Convention on the Rights of the Child article 29)


This collection is currently being organized as a library in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia). Personal visitors can make arrangements to visit the collection for private study by telephoning +60 (0)379604779.

In the future this library will also be a resource available to participants in Knowing Children capacity-building activities