The Australian Section of Defence
for Children International is the local link in a global chain of children’s rights agencies recognised by the United Nations.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child focuses on people under 18 years of age. It sets out the principles which guide DCI’s actions and campaigns:
children’s rights to protection, provision, promotion and participation.
DCI-Australia is a nation-wide organisation independent of government. We are an incorporated association that relies on subscriptions and
donations. Apart from some specifically funded projects in the past, DCI-Australia’s activities are
undertaken by volunteers from within its ranks. We have no core funding and no paid staff.