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Members States putting human rights at risk by delaying UN membership payments

Delays in UN membership contributions by Member States are putting human rights, including children’s rights, at risk, according to the global network Child Rights Connect. The network has warned that the funding shortfall is undermining the UN system and multilateralism. A direct result of this shortfall will be the cancellation of the third sessions of …

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DCI demands real and effective justice for the victims of San Miguel del Monte (Argentina)

  Nº #01/2019 Defence for Children International (DCI) strongly condemns the acts of police violence that caused the deaths of four young people and seriously injured a girl in San Miguel del Monte, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Three boys and a 22-year-old boy have died in a confusing police chase during the early hours …

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Open NGO Letter to all Permanent Missions to the UN in Geneva and New York

To: All Permanent Missions to the United Nations in Geneva and New York Cc: UN Secretary General UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies Coordination Committee of UN Special Procedures     Open NGO letter regarding the critical funding gap affecting UN human rights mechanisms and the Office of …

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DCI urges the Government of Sierra Leone to invest on innovations by women and girls

On the 8th of March, International Women’s Day, Defence for Children International Sierra Leone (DCI-SL) is urging the Government of Sierra Leone to take immediate actions to invest on innovations by women and girls to advance gender equality, promote women and girls’ empowerment and contribute to the sustainable development of Sierra Leone –#BalanceforBetter. The theme …

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Oral Statement on Interactive Dialogue on VAC

UN Human Rights Council 40th Session – 5 March 2019 Oral Statement on Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children   Thank you, Mr. President. This statement is delivered by Terre des Hommes International Federation, in collaboration with Defence for Children International Secretariat Plan International and ECPAT, who are …

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Success Stories: DCI-Sierra Leone, Village Development Committee Chairman

Story Of A Village Development Committee Chairman: An Ambassador Of Child Protection Yillah Sesay*, Chairman of the Village Development Committee (VDC) of Bombali Bana, Safrokor Limba Chiefdom in Bombali district has won the heart of his people. In his home town, Yillah needs no introduction. He is well known as a mediator, mobilizer, pioneer, leader …

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