Publications

HRC event: Violence against Children, 10 years on

During the 33rd Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Defence for Children International, co-convener of the Working Group on Violence against Children and associated member of the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, co-organised a side event to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the World Report on Violence Against Children (2006). …

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New study on Violence against children in Ghana

DCI-Ghana released a new report highlighting the prevalence and the various forms of violence against children in the Kumasi-Mampong metropolis. The study was conducted in eighteen (18) communities in the Kumasi-Mampong Metropolis in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and focuses on four thematic areas of violence against children: the forms of violence; prevalence rate of …

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Girl Power: lessons learnt

From 2011-2015, DCI national sections in the Netherlands, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana were involved in the international Girl Power Programme. The report "Empowering girls: learning what works" provides a complete look back at the various activities and initiatives of the project and their impact. From 2016-2020, the mentioned DCI national sections, together with DCI-IS, …

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Twelve handbook

The final seminar of the project TWELVE took place on 17 March 2016, in Brussels. TWELVE is a collaborative initiative that involved DCI-Italy, DCI-Spain and DCI-Belgium, and aimed at facilitating the implementation of Article 12 of the Child's Rights Convention in the juvenile justice systems of Europe. Professionals and government officials working with children in …

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Twelve: national reports

In accordance with the main international and EU standards on children’s rights and with the Child Friendly Justice Guidelines (CFJG) of the Council of Europe, children should have access to an adequate treatment in justice. Listening to children, hearing their views and recommendations, understanding their aspirations and concerns and taking them into account for decision …

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ORJPJ Report 2015

The Regional Juvenile Justice Observatory presents its 2015 monitoring report to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations The report warns about the negative influence that drug and security policies have on juvenile justice systems in the region. It also presents an analysis of juvenile justice systems with a gender perspective, reporting …

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Children’s rights behind bars

The common report of the European project, “Children’s rights behind bars. Human rights of children deprived of liberty: improving monitoring mechanisms” is designed to draw together the data from the national research that was conducted by partner States to demonstrate the different monitoring and complaint models. The data illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of the …

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