Member profile

Organization

Institute on Justice for Child Witnesses

Constituency

Civil Society

Country/Region

Global

Organisation Description

The Institute on Justice for Child Witnesses is a small, dynamic non-profit organisation that fights for the rights and dignity of children in the criminal justice system. For over two decades, it has been working to change the judicial landscape of the criminal justice system to take the unique needs of child witnesses into account.

The Institute trains and sensitizes stakeholders in the legal system on how to work appropriately and sensitively with child witnesses. Its research activities seek to identify and address underlying patterns of abuse, violence and victimisation that lead to these cases. It engages youth and community groups, intervening where necessary to educate, inform and help break pervasive cycles of violence, abuse and exploitation. It supports governments, civil society and aid agencies with project implementation that is aimed at developing and strengthening legislation, policies and implementation processes associated with judicial reform for child witnesses.

Issues

Sexual violence

Physical violence

Emotional violence

Neglect

Sector

Women and gender equality

Early Childhood Development

Social Services/Child Protection

Education

Justice/Law Enforcement

Human Rights

Research

Network