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DCI granted observer status to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

The decision comes as a reward for the strong working relationship that DCI has developed with the Committee in recent years.

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From protection to empowerment: highlights from 2016

29,000 children provided with direct socio-legal assistance, 28,000 children and key actors empowered, and much more!

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UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

DCI leads civil society’s engagement in the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

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World congress on justice for children : Strengthening justice systems for children: Challenges, including disengagement from violent extremism

The Congress will be held in Paris-France from the 28th to 30th of May 2018.

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Defence for Children International is an independent non-governmental organisation that has been promoting and protecting children’s rights on a global, regional, national and local level for more than 35 years.

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