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

10 years on: progress in ending violence against children

The International NGO Council on Violence Against Children was formed in 2007, to support strong and effective follow-up to the UN Study on Violence against Children. Now, as the Sustainable Development Goals adopt the call to end all violence against … 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

20 years of Juvenile Justice in Costa Rica

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Law on Juvenile Justice in Costa Rica, DCI-Costa Rica displays its various activities that contributed to the improvement of the juvenile justice system.

New study on Violence against children in Ghana

DCI-Ghana released a new report highlighting the prevalence and the various forms of violence against children in the Kumasi-Mampong metropolis. The study was conducted in eighteen (18) communities in the Kumasi-Mampong Metropolis in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and focuses … Continued

Girl Power: lessons learnt

From 2011-2015, DCI national sections in the Netherlands, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana were involved in the international Girl Power Programme. The report "Empowering girls: learning what works" provides a complete look back at the various activities and initiatives of … Continued

Twelve handbook

The final seminar of the project TWELVE took place on 17 March 2016, in Brussels. TWELVE is a collaborative initiative that involved DCI-Italy, DCI-Spain and DCI-Belgium, and aimed at facilitating the implementation of Article 12 of the Child's Rights Convention … Continued

Child detention: a Practical Guide

Presentation of the Practical Guide Defence for Children International – Belgium, leading organisation of the “Children’s Rights Behind Bars” project, released on 15 February 2016 the very first European Practical Guide dedicated to the monitoring of places of deprivation of … Continued