2017 in review: Key Facts
- We held our 12th annual International General Assembly (IGA) in Geneva, Switzerland
- Elected a new International Executive Council (IEC) and the new President of the Movement, Abdul Manaff Kemokai (DCI-Sierra Leone)
- Introduced and adopted the new global strategy for the Movement, the Strategic Framework 2017-2021 defining our four thematic priorities (justice for children, violence against children, children on the move, and children in armed conflict) and our three cross cutting issues (children deprived of liberty, child participation, and gender).
- We contributed to numerous reports, key documents, and position statements relating to UN Human Rights mechanisms in Geneva, Switzerland.
- We continued to push for and support the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty through advocacy, communications, and social media as co-conveners of the NGO Panel as it moved towards the implementation phase.
- Across our 4 key thematic priorities, Defence for Children International (DCI) aided:
- 20 942 children, professionals working with children, community leaders, and child rights key stakeholders through justice-related activities
- 21 154 children, professionals working with children, community leaders, and child rights and child welfare stakeholders benefited through activities to combat violence against children
- 12 421 children, professionals working with children, community leaders, and child rights and child welfare stakeholders through activities to ensure the rights of children on the move
- 13 649 children, professionals working with children, community leaders, and child rights and child welfare stakeholders through activities related to children in armed conflict
- The World Service Foundation (WSF) reported :
- 60 potential donors identified
- 10 projects (different thematic) from DCI National Sections and regional desk supported
- 2 Official partnerships with DCI Belgium to disseminate the results of the project in the Movement and encourage exchange of good practices