Liberia
Founded in 2009

Contact Details:

  • Contact person: MR. KAWAH, Foday M.
  • Address: 21st Street Sinkor, Russell Avenue, Monrovia, Liberia
  • Phone 1: (+231) 886 407 054
  • Phone 2: (+231) 886 843 197
  • Email: dciliberia@gmail.com

 

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Fields of Intervention:

In 2009, DCI-Liberia was created and established in order to promote and defend the human rights of children. It develops its own programs according to Liberian children’s needs and priorities and is registered in accordance with the Liberian NGO Law. Today, several actions are undertaken in the following priority issues:

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Gender based violence and economic empowerment of girls and young
    women
  • Violence against children including sexual violence, child trafficking and
    child labour
  • Birth registration
  • Child protection during emergencies

 

Current Activities and Projects/Programmes:

In this very moment, DCI-Liberia has several ongoing projects, some of them are:

Empowering girls and young women

DCI-Liberia empowers girls and young women to lobby for the creation and implementation of legislation and rules aimed at ending gender-based violence and economic empowerment of girls and young women. They do this by training and supporting youth advocates in their advocacy towards community leaders, the government and International Human Rights Mechanisms like the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

 

Provision of legal aid

DCI-Liberia provides direct legal representation and advice to children in conflict with the law. Their lawyers promote alternative dispute resolution in cases of minor offences involving offenders. On a regular basis they are involved in trial proceedings to facilitate fair trial and judgement in courts of law.

 

Psycho-social support and reintegration

We provide direct assistance and support to children in contact and or in conflict with the law. In order to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of children into communities. We provide counselling services to juveniles in detention centers. In order to help them cope with conditions in detention as well as help them rebuild their lives and avoid juvenile delinquency.

 

Training professionals

We provide training to members of the community on the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child including strategies for promoting children’s human rights. Defence for Children Liberia also works with police officers, judges and other professionals to train them in guaranteeing the rights of children in juvenile justice systems.