Joint statement: Role of youth in public-decision-making

Civil rights and freedoms of children and youth   Joint written statement by Child Rights Connect, Child Rights International Network (CRIN), Defence for Children International (DCI), International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE), Plan International, Save the Children, Terre des Hommes International … 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

DCI launches new European project “My Lawyer, My Rights”

Access to legal counsel and representation throughout criminal judicial proceedings is essential to enable children to effectively enjoy and exercise their rights. Despite containing few provisions on children's rights, the European Union's Directive 2013/48/EU, which enshrines the rights of all … Continued