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Annual Report 2018

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New Report: Children and Armed Conflict 2022 Defence for Children International

This report recounts the experiences of children in armed conflict, offering insights to their aspirations for their futures, the child rights violations committed during armed conflicts, and ensuring accountability for children in armed conflict through increased youth participation. The report encourages states, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), UN agencies and all stakeholders to continue to advocate …

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Human Rights Council 49th Session Round-Up Available Now

The 49th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council took place from February 28th through April 1st, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. DCI’s International Secretariat attended and spoke at multiple meetings, debates, and side events supporting children’s rights around the world. The round-up document of the council session is now available. Human Rights Council …

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47th session of the UN Human Rights Council: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

This is a joint statement by Child Rights Connect, Plan International, Defence for Children International and Save the Children. We thank the Special Rapporteur for his report focusing on access to justice and for highlighting that children should always be considered as being in a situation of vulnerability when accessing justice.  Research shows that age is …

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47th session of the UN Human Rights Council: Joint statement ID with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Defence for Children International commends the efforts of the Special Rapporteur to give particular attention to rape. According to UNICEF, 1 in 10 girls under age 20 have been subjected to forced sexual acts, globally. Many States still permit the ‘legal rape’ of thousands of teenage girls every year, for example in the context of …

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47th session of the UN Human Rights Council: High-level panel discussion on the multisectoral prevention of FGM

We welcome this high-level panel discussion, as we believe that elimination of female genital mutilation (FGM) contributes to achieving gender equality. We also strongly welcome Human Rights Council resolution 44/16, which priorities the issue of FGM, in order to increase mobilisation and cooperation on this global problem. FGM is a form of violence against girls and …

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47th session of the UN Human Rights Council: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

Defence for Children International (DCI) welcomes the opportunity to speak on behalf of the NGO Panel on Children Deprived of Liberty. The NGO Panel thanks the Special Rapporteur for his report and we commend the Special Rapporteur for highlighting that “pushbacks deny migrants their fundamental rights by depriving them of access to protection defined in international …

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Special session to address the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories including East Jerusalem

Statement by Defence for Children International   Supported by Humanium, Child Rights International Network Madam President/Mr. Vice-President, Since 10th May 2021, at least 230 Palestinians in Gaza and West Bank have been killed, including more than 67 children in Gaza and 3 children in the West Bank, while more than 8,130 Palestinians were injured, including …

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The 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council

HRC 47th session  47th session Round-up  | EN | FR | ES  Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the central role of the State in responding to pandemics and other health emergencies, and thesocioeconomic consequences thereof  | EN  Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants | EN High-level …

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New Statement – 43rd Regular Session of Human Rights Council (Resumed)

  43rd Regular Session of Human Rights Council / DCI Statements :    Oral Statement on behalf of Defence for Children International - Palestine (Item 7) EN Girls Advocacy Alliance: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on sale and sexual exploitation of children EN  Interactive Dialogue   -  Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman …

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