20 November 2014
Welcome to the latest edition of the Children of Prisoners Europe newsletter. Not only is today Universal Children’s Day, but this year also marks the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Child rights organisations are mobilising themselves all around the world to mark the occasion and to underline the importance of working together to realise, fulfil and protect the rights of children across the globe. With the coming into force of the OP3 earlier this year, granting children the right to make complaints directly to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, 2014 marks a momentous year for children’s rights across the world.
The Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) network, with its twenty-four member organisations in fourteen European countries has achieved much over the past twelve months. With the continued devoted efforts of our members working to realise the rights of children of imprisoned parents through support services in the field, this has been a busy year for us.
Follow the links provided to learn more, and please share the information among your own network and contacts. The more we spread the word, the more recognition we can achieve on behalf of the estimated one million children of imprisoned parents in Europe.
Children of Prisoners Europe