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

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

ORJPJ Report 2015

The Regional Juvenile Justice Observatory presents its 2015 monitoring report to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations The report warns about the negative influence that drug and security policies have on juvenile justice systems in the … Continued

Child rights in Arab countries

Defence for Children International’s Middle East and North Africa Desk published its first report on the situation of children’s rights in 10 Arab countries.   According to the UN Secretary-General’s latest annual report on children and armed conflict, “2014 saw … Continued

Annual Report 2014

2014 proved to be quite a momentous year for Defence for Children International (DCI), as it marked the 35th anniversary of the worldwide movement for children’s rights. DCI continued to advocate for the protection and promotion of children’s rights, at … Continued

Children’s rights behind bars

The common report of the European project, “Children’s rights behind bars. Human rights of children deprived of liberty: improving monitoring mechanisms” is designed to draw together the data from the national research that was conducted by partner States to demonstrate … Continued

Operation Protective Edge: A War Waged on Children

Defense for Children International-Palestine released, on 16 April 2015, a report, Operation Protective Edge: A War Waged on Children, detailing the high price paid by children during Israel’s assault on Gaza last summer. Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days between … Continued