Migrant children need support, not repression!

ADC Memorial has released an animation dedicated to migrant children and dated to the World Children’s Day. The children’s right to family life is often violated: they are separated from their parents, they end up in closed institutions – orphanages, police reception centers, hospitals. Immigration detention of children should be stopped, migrant children should grow up in a family environment, enjoy opportunities for development and education. If children have lost parental care abroad, social services should deal with them, not police.

The ADC Memorial’s #CrossborderChildhood campaign is dedicated to the problem of humane repatriation of foreign children. Legislation and repatriation practices must comply with modern human rights standards – the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the recommendations of the UN CRC and CMW.

The rights of children in closed institutions are in the focus of the project “Promotion of modern international standards of children’s rights: deinstitutionalization and humanization of closed institutions in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine” by ADC Memorial and its partners (supported through the EaP Civil Society Forum Re-granting Scheme (FSTP) to Members and funded by the European Union as part of its support to civil society in the region). Within its Re-granting Scheme, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) supports projects of its members that contribute to achieving the mission and objectives of the Forum. Grants are available for CSOs from the Eastern Partnership and EU countries. Key areas of support are democracy and human rights, economic integration, environment and energy, contacts between people, social and labour policies.



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