DCI-Burkina Faso was created in Burkina Faso in order to promote and defend children’s rights. Therefore, several actions are undertaken in the following priority issues:
- Violence against women and children
- Child labour
- Child trafficking
- Street children and HIV/AIDS
- Child prostitution and child pornography
- Justice for children
Thanks to many years of work by DCI Burkina Faso and other NGOs on the implementation and protection of children’s rights, the adopted bill is meant to update the current legislative framework, resolving institutional and procedural issues. It provides stakeholders responsible for child protection with a unique and comprehensive text, replacing the outdated law n°19-61 on juvenile justice that had not changed despite the signing and ratification of the two conventions mentioned above. This new legislative framework aims to improve the protection of children by making them benefit from rules and procedures appropriate for their age.