D4CR Handbook - Rules of Play

About D4CR

Designing for Children’s Rights is a global non-profit association, supporting the Open-Source D4CR Design Guide that is developed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The D4CR Guide aims to support creators in integrating children’s rights into the design, business and development of products and services. We are a horizontal organisation with autonomous Working Group circles at our heart. Read more about D4CR on our association's webpage.

The purpose of this handbook

This Handbook's primary audience is the international D4CR community, and it is also publicly available for others who might find it useful. The goal is to give everyone in the community as much clarity and context as possible, while operating in transparency and sharing our structures and practices with the outside world as well.

This book is in perpetual beta, it's constantly changing. If you see something that could be improved: that's your invitation to improve it! Make a shout-out in the #wg-culture Slack channel. Not yet part of our Slack ? Request access by emailing us at contact(at)designingforchidlrensrights.org

We operate as a horizontal Sociocratic organisation. (Similar terms: decentralised, teal, loop etc.) Here is a 1 min intro into horizontal sociocratic organisations:

If you'd like to dive a bit deeper, check out this 20 minutes video covering the fundamentals of Sociocracy.

The structure of this handbook

Structure & Roles - the structure of our org and rights & responsibilities of different members Code of Conduct - applies to all members of our community Working Groups - describes what working groups are, which working groups our community has at the moment, what are the rules of play of a working group Culture Tools - how we do things - make decisions, hold meetings etc. Software Tools - Slack, Google Drive, etc Strategy & Timeline - A draft of our strategy that is to be reviewed and then voted in the General Assembly in Summer 2021.

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