Fields of Intervention:
DCI-Spain was created in Spain in order to promote and defend children’s rights. Therefore, several actions are undertaken in the following priority issues:
- Juvenile Justice
- Child and Adolescent’ labour
- Violence against Children
- Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health
- No-discrimination and social inclusion
- Child Participation
- Education, information and training on children’s rights
Current Activities and Projects/Programmes:
In recent years, DCI-Spain has carried out inter alia the following projects:
- DCI-Spain expressed its “resounding No” to the Preliminary Draft Law on abortion, February 2014.
This draft was defined by the organisation as a step backwards within the human rights framework, as well as having an awful impact on women’s integrity and dignity.
- DCI-Spain hosted and attended two important events 26-27 June 2014 in Zaragoza:
- A Working Group on the Optional Protocol 3 (OP3) of the CRC and on the Access to Child-friendly Justice Systems ( indicating that this justice must be accessible and respectful with children rights)
- Expert Meeting on the Project “Closing a Protection Gap 2.0”, alongside with some Seminars on European Standards for the Protection of Unaccompanied Minors (led by DCI-Netherlands, with the cooperation of DCI-Spain and Italy, the European Commission, the project Closing the gap 2.0, and OZANAM) that focused on the promotion and implementation of standards for the guardians of separated children in the European legislation and practice.
- DCI-Spain got involved in the mobilisations of the Spanish Alliance against Poverty for the campaign “Against the wealth that impoverishes” in the International Day against Poverty on 17 October 2014.
Under the motto “the eradication of poverty is only possible with the support and joint efforts of everyone”, they addressed the fact that the 27 % of the population in Spain is currently living in a situation of poverty and exclusion. Bearing in mind that the system generates wealth for 1% of the population, this campaign called for the necessary and fair redistribution of resources and asked for basic universal public services with a minimum of quality.
- DCI-Spain participated in the European Project that promotes the Article 12 of the CRC about the systems on Juvenile Justice 17-18 November 2014.
Coordinated by DCI-Italy and seeing the participation of DCI-Netherlands, Spain and organisations from Greece, Estonia, and Bulgaria, financed by the European Commission, this project aims to give an adequate treatment to children in justice, considering their opinions and participation as something crucial for the evaluation of their best interests. Its goal is to promote changes on penal processes in order to achieve a unified European Juvenile Justice System in which the rights and necessities of the adolescents and children are fully respected.
- DCI-Spain, as part of the Sub regional Platform of Central America about child and adolescent labour, alongside with DCI-Costa Rica and CESIP, supported the “End Child Slavery Week Campaign” on 20-26 November 2014 .
This campaign, being part of the “Global March against Child Labour”, was promoted by the Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and its primordial aim was the abolition of child slavery within the post-2015 SDGs.
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