Cross-cutting issues

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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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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