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6 October 2015 | 09:46

« Childhood Without Bars » : a third successful year

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The third news bulletin of the program Childhood without Bars provides an overview of the activities and efforts sustained by our partners in 9 countries in Africa and Latin America, in favour of reinsertion for children in conflict with the law.

A synopsis of the activities within the program Childhood without Bars

The bulletin presents the principal activities led by the BICE and its partners during its third year of operations within the program Childhood without Bars. These actions include advocacy initiatives, awareness campaigns and restorative practices designed to aid and support children and adolescents in conflict with the law.

Also included in this bulletin, an interview with Eric Koffi Gnamien, Coordinator of the program CWB for the DDE-CI, member organization of the BICE network in the Ivory Coast. He discusses positive parenting, an educational approach implemented in the Ivory Coast that aims to support parents in establishing a constructive relationship with their child.

A positive outlook

It is time to assess results for the BICE and its partners as well, as this is the last year of the program as it stands today.

Over the last three years, the BICE and its network of partners within the program Childhood without Bars have aided more than 10 000 children; reinforced the capacities of more than 3 000 people working in the justice system; educated some 1 500 professionals working in the media and have, more globally, reached more than a million people throughout the world (civil society, community…).

The BICE would like to applaud the field work led by its partners of the program Childhood without Bars, that has allowed aid and support to reach thousands of children and adolescents in conflict with the law throughout the world, and that has helped achieve their reinsertion, be it social, familial, academic or socio-professional.

And after?

In 2016 a new phase of the program Childhood without Bars will begin. This new step will take us even further in the objective of supporting children in conflict with the law, as the program will continue in Latin America and Africa, but will be extended on to Europe-CEI and to Asia.

News on this soon to come!