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

Twelve: national reports

In accordance with the main international and EU standards on children’s rights and with the Child Friendly Justice Guidelines (CFJG) of the Council of Europe, children should have access to an adequate treatment in justice. Listening to children, hearing their … Continued