Abduction and Trafficking of Children in Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia 9 June 2020 My distinguished Colleagues of DCI-Liberia, honorable Representatives of the Ministry of the Justice, Members of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen. All Protocol is respectfully observed and sustained. I send you warm greetings from the family … Continued

How COVID-19 affects Children deprived of liberty

by Sasha Richards, DCI Sécretariat Geneva, Switzerland - While children are not  the primary victims of COVID-19, they are one of the primary victims of numerous indirect consequences brought on by the global pandemic. As isolation and confinement measures increase across the … 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