General view at the opening day of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in Geneva. The Council kicks off with widespread abuses in North Korea and Mali the top items on the agenda, along with the crisis in Syria. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

United Nations Human Rights Council ,Geneva.









30th September 2016 marks 5 years since, the UN Committee on the Rights of The Child devoted its Day of General Discussion (DGD) to the topic of children of incarcerated parents.
To commemorate that day, we are observing this week as Children of Prisoners Week.

We don’t have activities lined up, but we request organizations and individuals especially those who attended that day in Geneva, to share about any progress , developments, and success stories. Send them to us, the email is or
We will write out a special Newsletter, to feature the success stories. As you may know, at that time of the DGD , some participants raised the need for an international network that would bring all actors together. So the formation of The International Coalition for Children with Imprisoned Parents INCCIP is one of the success stories

If you have any videos you would like us to watch in regard to the DGD or of you speaking about DGD , please feel free to share them!
We also welcome any photos that you took on that day, please send them we wish to put them on the website and Facebook page.