Event stream: Ending Child and Family Detention

[NEW YORK, UNITED STATES] Advocates from international and local organizations and migrant children and families will gather in front of the United Nations for a candle light vigil in support of children’s rights. While many celebrate today to mark the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, there are hundreds of thousands who cannot.

Many children around the world continue to be locked in immigration detention, a practice that, even for very short periods of time and in relatively humane conditions, has severe, negative effects on children’s physical and mental health.

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