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V2 – Human Rights Council – DCI Statements & session roundups

DCI STATEMENTS 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2021 48th Sessions 47th Sessions 46th Sessions 2020 45th Sessions 44th Sessions 43rd Sessions CDH 43e session ordinaire EN I  FR CDH 43ème synthèse (en anglais uniquement) 2019 42nd Sessions – September 2019 Girls Advocacy Alliance – Declaración sobre el debate anual: Integración de una …

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Children Deprived of Liberty

Despite growing numbers of conflicts worldwide and internal and external migration, children deprived of liberty remain an often forgotten and invisible population.  Numerous children are placed in inhuman conditions and facilities where their rights are violated, and they experience acts of violence and degrading treatments.  The most important reason for children’s deprivation of liberty is …

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Child Participation

The participation of children in all domains and actions that affect them is one of the pillars of the DCI Movement. Defence for Children International believes that children are advocates for their rights. They are not only rights-holders in need of protection but also active members of society, capable of voicing their own rights. Our …

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Gender

Engaging at all levels to promote equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women In many countries, girls and young women face tremendous obstacles in realising their basic rights.  They experience multiple forms of discrimination and violence throughout their life, starting even before birth and continuing throughout childhood and adolescence. The consequences are far …

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Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

“Children who are deprived of liberty fall into a statistical vacuum, with numbers of these children potentially ranging anywhere from the tens of thousands to the millions” – Jan Eliasson, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General The UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty is the main focus of our work on children deprived of liberty. The Study will …

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Violence against Children

The United Nations Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (SRSG VAC) reported that every year at least 1 billion children—half of the world’s children—experience some form of violence.  This violence often occurs in places where children expect to be safe, such as schools or homes and by individuals closest to children---their parents, guardians, …

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Children on the Move

The challenges that come from human mobility and migration are currently some of the biggest concerns for our society.  In this complex, changing context around 14% of the world’s migrants are youth and children. This means that more than 34.7 million children are on the move around the world each year (Source : IOM, 2020). …

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