The idea of establishing the Italian section of Defence for Children International dates back 2005 when a group of people, with various qualifications and of different ages, working in the field of international cooperation and human rights decided to create an independent, voluntary organization in the framework of a global movement based on the CRC’s principles and vision.
The intention was to set up an open organization which would be able to promote childrens' rights without fear of openly analyzing and denouncing violations, whilst also proposing innovative ways for understanding the problems and identifying solutions.
Defence for Children International Italy (DCI Italy) is officially registered and started its activities in March 2007.
It became a DCI section in 2008 during the 10th International General Assembly of DCI held in Brussels.
Its offices are located in Genoa and Rome (registered office).
It counts on a team of 4 people and a number of volunteers and consultants.
Its General Assembly is composed by 12 people with different expertise in the field of human rights, international cooperation, social activism and militancy.
DCI Italy, in connection with its International network and the DCI Secretariat, focuses its actions on activities concerning juvenile justice, children in conflict with the law and migration.
Defence for Children Italy is willing to develop its governance body and its actions through the participation of everyone who identifies with the organization's mission and its statute.