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Defence for Children International is a movement working for the promotion and protection of children’s human rights.
Using the UN 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 the international level, DCI national sections are engaged with a wide range of child rights issues – from child labour, to violence against children, and the challenges faced by migrant and asylum-seeking children and their families.
Click below to learn more about DCI’s work in the following areas:
- Justice for Children
- Child Labour
- Children on the Move
- Violence Against Children
- Children in Conflicts
- Child Trafficking