miércoles, 11 de abril de 2018

First International Seminar on NNAPES in Brazil

Photo: Projeto Meninos e Meninas da Rua
On November 30th and December 1st the First Seminar for children and adolescents concerning adult detainees in São Paulo (Brazil), organized by the Articulação popular do Movimentos de Defesa dos direitos das Crianças e Adolescentes com familiares encarcerados (CAFEs) from Brazil.

In Brazil there are 720,000 people deprived of liberty and 59% of them have children. It is estimated that there are about 1 million children and adolescents with adults deprived of their liberty.The seminar discussed the impacts that incarceration has on the lives of children and their families.

Among the issues that emerged from the discussion was the urgency to find alternative measures to the deprivation of liberty as well as a review of the judicial, correctional and children rights protection system.

The authorities present at the event, including the National Secretary for Children Rights, committed to include the subject in programs involving children and adolescents supported by the federal government. In addition, the parliamentary head of the rights of children and adolescents from the state of San Pablo promised to address the issue in the Legislative Assembly, and to call other representatives to commit as well.

In the upcoming months, CAFEs will prepare a document with recommendations to present to the authorities and they will also try to organize other regional and statewide versions of this seminar.

To see the article that appeared on the state television in São Paulo on the event please click here.

Source: http://cedecainter.org.br