Committed to fostering evidence-based, participatory practice and nurturing spaces of multi-disciplinary exchange, Kristen has worked in research and advocacy in the field of children’s rights and child protection, in both humanitarian and development contexts, for over a decade. Her focus has been on engaging with children, families, communities, and governments to develop programs that uphold children’s rights, prevent and respond to violence, and increase children’s access to justice. Kristen has coordinated a number of international, multi-agency advocacy initiatives, such as #CovidUnder19, as well as the child participation components of the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty and the 2018 and 2021 World Congresses on Justice with & for Children.

Kristen Hope will participate in the World Justice Forum working session Children and Youth at the Table! Intergenerational Action in Realizing Justice for All