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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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Statement at the 37th African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) 

16 March 2021  Statement by Defence for Children International (DCI) on the 37th Session of the African Committee of  Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)  Honorable Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, It is an honor and privilege to be here for this interactive dialogue with you. Recognizing the fact that adults’ actions …

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Report: Widening Space by Young Human Rights Defenders

This brief report includes the key contributions at the side-event “Widening Space by Young Human Rights Defenders” to the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law on 21 November 2016. The event created a space for young human rights defenders to share their local realities and the ways in which they contribute …

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Philippines: Reject proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility

The Child Justice Advocacy Group calls on the government of the Philippines to reject proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility We the undersigned civil society organisations, call on the Senate and Government of the Philippines to refrain from adopting reforms to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to nine. This …

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Progress and delay in ending violence against children: NGO Council publishes final report

Press release Geneva – 14 December 2016. Millions of children are still beaten, tortured, and sentenced to death around the world despite increased attention to violence against under-18s, according to a group of leading children’s rights organisations. A new study on violence against children has found that countries have increasingly banned corporal punishment and abandoned …

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10 years on: progress in ending violence against children

The International NGO Council on Violence Against Children was formed in 2007, to support strong and effective follow-up to the UN Study on Violence against Children. Now, as the Sustainable Development Goals adopt the call to end all violence against children and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children take up the mantle of …

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Joint statement: Role of youth in public-decision-making

Civil rights and freedoms of children and youth   Joint written statement by Child Rights Connect, Child Rights International Network (CRIN), Defence for Children International (DCI), International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE), Plan International, Save the Children, Terre des Hommes International Federation (TDHIF), and World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), delivered at the 1st UN Forum on …

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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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