Annual Report 2016: Highlights from the DCI Movement

29,300 children received socio-legal support and/or emergency assistance 28,000 children, professionals, community members and other key stakeholders directly participated in empowerment programmes and activities to reinforce their capacities From the convening of the NGO Panel for the UN Global Study … 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

DCI Advisory Committee meets, a new member introduced

The Advisory Committee (AC) of Defence for Children International held its second meeting on 12 March 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. The five members of the Committee, who were appointed in June 2015, with the addition of Ms Rosa Maria Ortiz … Continued


Regional activities - Africa Africa is a region where DCI operation remains very much needed as children and young people still face huge challenges in the enjoyment of their human rights. Many African governments are experiencing economic growth, yet, little … Continued


Regional activities – Americas It should be noted that in recent times, the Latin American continent has experienced an increase in punitive and repressive tendencies, which has had a strong impact on the human rights of adolescents in their juvenile … Continued


Regional activities – Europe The work of DCI sections in Europe focuses on migrant children and juvenile justice – two issues of particular concern for DCI worldwide. Migration poses many challenges for children and their families, such as poverty and violence, … Continued

MENA Region

Regional activities – MENA Region DCI is currently expanding its presence in the Arab World and, under the leadership of DCI-Palestine, has been supporting the establishment of a regional network for the MENA region (Middle-East and North Africa). This geographic … Continued

National Sections

Local Experience, Global Impact Local Experience, Global Impact Defence for Children International (DCI) is a worldwide movement for children’s rights with more than 36 national sections and associated members across the globe. DCI believes in the importance of local action … Continued

Our Impact

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International General Assembly (IGA)

The International General Assembly (IGA) is DCI’s highest governing body and is composed of each representative national section in the movement. The IGA steers the policies, priorities and positions of the DCI movement. It also elects the President and other … Continued