Migrant Children’s Experiences in Detention

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 14:34

Invitation to hear three young journalists talk about their experiences of interviewing young migrant children

You are invited to hear three young journalists from Media Monitoring Africa's (MMA) Children’s News Agency talk about their experience of interviewing young migrants who have been detained in South Africa for immigration reasons. The interviews with the detained children took place only several days ago and record the recent experiences of foreign children in immigration detention. The event is organised as part of The Global Campaign to End the Immigration Detention of Children.

This campaign is asking governments to stop detaining children and their families. Children do not belong in detention - and there are alternatives to detaining children. The campaign was founded by the International Detention Coalition but is in fact a broader alliance. 75 national regional and international organisations are already supporting the campaign. Among them are Lawyers for Human Rights and the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa. The Global Campaign Coordinator of the End Child Detention Campaign will also be present and available to speak to media at this event.

Date: 18 September 2012
Time: 15h00 - 16h00
Venue: Parktown High School for Girls, 55 Tyrone Ave, Parkview, Johannesburg

For more information contact:

Ayabulela Poro
Media Monitoring Africa
Mobile:  073 756 8461
Tel: 011 788 1278
E-mail: ayabulelap@mma.org.za

For more about the Media Monitoring Africa, refer to www.mma.org.za.

For more about the Lawyers for Human Rights, refer to www.lhr.org.za.

For more about the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa, refer to www.cormsa.org.za.

To view other NGO press releases, refer to www.ngopulse.org/group/home-page/pressreleases.

Date published: 
17/09/2012
Organisation: 
Media Monitoring Africa, Lawyers for Human Rights, Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa