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Improving Justice in Child Contact

Improving Justice in Child Contact

Children's participation in child contact decision-making for families affected by domestic violence

The Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF) is taking forward the Improving Justice in Child Contact project in Bulgaria. BGRF hosted a seminar for the project in September 2019 in Sofia. Associate Professor Diana Kovacheva,Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria, was the special guest at the seminar. The Ombudsman recently sent an opinion to the Ministry […]

The Improving Justice in Child Contact project partners are working to ensure the children and women affected by domestic abuse are supported throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We know that for many women and children these services are more essential than ever and we are adapting and adjusting our support to ensure it continues to be […]

Young people set out what they wanted from adults who work with them as part of Power Up/Power Down. Power Up/Power Down was a participation project for young people with experience of domestic abuse, jointly supported by Scottish Women’s Aid and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland. The young people said that what they […]

A key part of the IJCC project is for each partner country to trial a model for engaging with children affected by domestic violence in relation to child contact decisions. UMAR  – União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta – one of the IJCC partners in Portugal, has recently completed a trial based on Power Up/Power […]

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Article 12 states that children have the right to express their views and for those views to be considered, and that when decisions are made about them they must have the opportunity to be heard. But this is so often not the case when […]

This blog is also available in English. O CESIS – Centro de Estudos para a Intervenção Social e a UMAR – União de Mulheres Alternativa e Reposta dinamizam um Fórum Multissetorial no âmbito do projeto Improving Justice in Child Contact – IJCC em Portugal. Um grupo amplo e diverso de partes interessadas relevantes aceitou o […]

Este blog também está disponível em Português. The Centre for Studies for Social Intervention (CESIS) and the Women’s Union for Alternative and Response (UMAR) set up a Multi-sector Forum within the scope of the Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC) project in Portugal. A large and diverse group of stakeholders accepted the IJCC project challenge […]

The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) worked with the Advisory Committee for the Prevention and Combating of Violence in the Family to host the first multi-stakeholder meeting in Cyprus for the Improving Justice in Child Contact project. The aim of the meeting was to discuss current challenges around and opportunities to improve children’s rights […]

Hi, I am one of the young experts for the IJCC Project, which stands for Improving Justice in Child Contact. Our group is based in Scotland and we talk about what it is we have to achieve to get children and young people’s rights at the centre of decisions around contact in families where there […]

Everyone working on the IJCC project really cares about improving children’s rights in contact cases where there has been domestic violence, and is working hard to make a difference. As part of the project we have an evaluation strand built in which will help make sure we get the data and feedback we need to […]


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