Declaration: For the Human Rights of Children

 “Children are not the problem, children experience the problem” – Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and member of the first Advisory Committee of Defence for Children International Geneva, 3rd March 2017 The International General Assembly of Defence for … Continued

DCI-Italy launches new project for children deprived of parental care

Defence for Children International-Italy  launched on 1 December 2016 a new project titled "ELFO - Training for guardians and foster families for children and youth deprived of parental care ". The project, lasting 24 months and co-financed by the European Union,involves DCI’s national … Continued

DCI-Liberia launches new project on justice for children

Defence for Children International-Liberia launched yesterday a new project focusing on the protection of the rights of children within the justice system. Together with KidsRights and local partner organisations Search-Liberia and YOCEL, DCI-Liberia aims to strengthen the justice system by … Continued

Report: Widening Space by Young Human Rights Defenders

This brief report includes the key contributions at the side-event “Widening Space by Young Human Rights Defenders” to the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law on 21 November 2016. The event created a space for young … Continued

Letter to French President on unaccompanied minors

*French only Communiqué de Presse A l’occasion de la journée internationale des droits de l’enfant 18 organisations* remettent une lettre au président de la République s’inquiétant de la situation des mineurs isolés   En cette journée anniversaire de la Convention … Continued

HRC event: Violence against Children, 10 years on

During the 33rd Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Defence for Children International, co-convener of the Working Group on Violence against Children and associated member of the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, co-organised a side … Continued

SafeGuard: Safer with a Guardian

This report is the final outcome document of the SafeGuard initiative, which was led by Defence for Children International – Italy and conducted from September 2014 to September 2016. The SafeGuard initiative aims at enhancing the protection of children on … Continued