Sign the petition against child detention!
At this moment, innocent children are locked up with their families in a closed centre, simply because of their or their parents' migratory status. Soon, other migrant children will also be taken out of their classes, their group of friends and their neighbourhoods, to be put behind bars.
Detention of children violates their fundamental rights and can cause irreparable damage to their well-being and development. It is unacceptable that in Belgium, in 2019, children are exposed to the trauma's that are caused by detention. Furthermore, alternatives exist.
Whatever their migratory status, migrant families and their children must be accomodated, supported and assisted, with respect for their rights and dignity. Children's well-being must always be a priority.
In order to protect children from detention, we need your help.
Together, we ask our government to immediately stop detaining children, and to enshrine in law a prohibition on child immigration detention.
Sign our petition, talk about it, and share it on social media. Because YOU DON’T LOCK UP A CHILD. PERIOD.