Migration

Migration poses many challenges for children and their families: the factors, such as poverty and violence which cause migrants to leave their country of origin, and the isolation and fear faced upon arrival in the host country. Many children arrive in new countries alone, unaccompanied and undocumented, making them vulnerable to violence, exploitation and other …

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Juvenile Justice

What is juvenile justice? The term “juvenile justice” refers to legislation, norms and standards, procedures, mechanisms and provision, institutions and bodies specifically applicable to juvenile offenders. However, juvenile justice can be thought of more broadly to include efforts to address the root causes which bring children in conflict with the law, develop methods for prevention, …

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DCI National Sections

DCI National Sections: Local Experience, Global Impact Defence for Children International (DCI) is a worldwide movement for children’s rights with 40 national sections and associated members across the globe. DCI believes in the importance of local action in producing positive change in the lives of children: DCI national sections are grassroots organisations which identify and …

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DCI and Child Rights

Defence for Children International is a movement working for the promotion and protection of children’s human rights. Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child as its guiding principle, DCI takes a rights-based approach to its work, understanding children as rights-holders and active partners and participants. While juvenile justice is the movement’s priority at …

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