Internship Position – Communications & Development

About Defence for Children International (DCI): Defence for Children International (DCI) is a leading child rights-focused and membership-based grassroots movement placing all members on equal footing. Created during the International Year of the Child (1979), DCI coordinated the NGO input … Continued

Sierra Leone lifts school ban on pregnant girls for post-coronavirus

As a protective measure during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa (2013-2016), Sierra Leone in 2015 officially banned pregnant girls from attending school. During the epidemic, thousands of orphans whose parents died of Ebola turned to prostitution and street trading to survive, according to DCI-Sierra Leone. Some 14,000 adolescent … Continued

Children in armed conflict : Growing up in Yemeni Civil War

Sana’a, Yemen - The Yemeni Civil War has caused insurmountable hardships and suffering on Yemeni children.  Some are assassinated in the streets, some others are tasked with the labour of collecting water, and others are learning amidst the rubble of destroyed schools. While some children are killed, those who survived are plagued by … Continued

A statement from inside Moria

Tweet Article from DCI - Greece DCI’s National Section in Greece (DCI-Greece) continues its activities protecting unaccompanied migrant children. The situation has been deteriorating during 2020, while recently Greek authorities have halted the registration of new asylum cases. Indeed, unaccompanied children who arrived after March 1st remain unidentified and live in inappropriate living conditions while there hardly any measure related … Continued

Defence for Children International response to COVID-19

Read how Defence for Children International is adapting its activities in response to the pandemic and and how National Sections are addressing the COVID-19 in the reports, articles, webinars listed below. This page will be regularly updated.   DCI GLOBAL REPORT … Continued