Bambinisenzasbarre awarded “Special Merit”

6th December 2009 Eurochips Partner Bambinisenzasbarre has been awarded the mention of “Special Merit” within the “Premio Amico della Famiglia 2008” (2008 Friend of the Family Prize) The Italian association Bambinisenzasbarre (BASBA) received the mention “Special Merit” within the “Premio Amico della Famiglia 2008” from the Italian Family Under-Secretary Carlo Giovanardi. The price was launched…

Schools workshops on having an imprisoned family member

4th December 2009 FFP and the company Splint have developed a workshop for youth on being a young person with an imprisoned family member. Through Forum Theatre methods involving audience participation we explore what it can be like for a young person to have a parent or another close person in prison. We also focus…

Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

3rd December 2009 The Norwegian Forum for the Convention of the Rights of the Child has submitted a shadow report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. FFP has contributed to this work. Among other issues, attention is drawn to the situation of children with imprisoned parents and children whose parents risk…

Children and Imprisoned Parents conference

21st November 2009 Relais Enfants-Parents Cameroun (REPCAM) organized a two-day conference in June in Yaoundé entitled “Children and Imprisoned Parents.” Some 120 participants attended the event, including a representative from the Justice Ministry, the director of Yaoundé Prison and prison officers. One aspect of the conference revolved around the training of prison officers and awareness-raising…

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