Our project partner 

DCI-Liberia was established in 2009 as a children’s rights organization in order to defend and promote children’s rights and to urge the government of Liberia to adhere to the regional and international commitments and promises they made that involve the rights of the child. 
DCI-Liberia’s goal is to promote an environment in which children’s rights, participation and the protection of children are paramount and in which all children have access to the justice system. 


Justice for child victims of violence

In cooperation with local organization DCI-Liberia KidsRights will strengthen the justice system in Liberia for child victims of violence. Duty bearers within the justice system will receive training to fortify their roles for providing justice for children who have become victims of violence.  Furthermore, children who want to report violent crimes will receive guidance within the justice system. 

Period: January 2017 - December 2017
Goal: Strengthen the justice system by training duty bearers to fortify their role for providing justice for child victims of violence, to raise awareness and to assist children in reporting cases of violence.

 

Keita advocates for justice for child victims of violence


"Global change is uncertain until children become the leading changemakers"

Abraham M. Keita from Liberia won, at the age of 17, the International Children’s Peace Prize
in 2015 for his fight for the justice for children who have become victims of violence. KidsRights supports Keita's fight with a project fund of €100,000 invested in four projects contributing to the reduction of violence against children in Liberia.

Violence against Children

Children should live a life free from all forms of violence. This is a fundamental right of children and is considered one of the cornerstones of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Worldwide, roughly 6 in 10 children between the ages of 2 and 14 are subjected to physical punishment by their caregivers on a regular basis. One quarter of girls aged 15 to 19 report being victim to some form of physical violence. About 120 million girls - around 1 in 10 of all girls who are victims of violence - have experienced forced sexual acts at some point in their lives. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Read the KidsRights Report 2015: The Silent Majority


 

 
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