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

Annual Report 2015

Key Facts We empowered and/or provided direct socio-legal assistance to more than 100’000 children in 46 countries across the globe We strengthened the capacities of more than 2’000 professionals working with children, government officials, community leaders, and other actors involved … Continued

Child Rights and the World Drug Problem @UNGASS2016

From 19-21 April 2016, the UN General Assembly will convene a Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem. Existing international declarations and treaties on drugs have placed the protection of children at the forefront. Yet, in the draft outcome … Continued

DCI @ HRC31: Recap

From 29 February to 24 March 2016, the 31st session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) convened in Geneva, Switzerland. Defence for Children International once again played an active role to promote child rights at the Palais des Nations. Justice … 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