Justice systems are failing young people around the world and governments are breaking international laws that require young offenders to be rehabilitated. Many young people who come into conflict with the law are locked up for too long, in cramped, unhygienic – and even inhumane – conditions. For these young people, there is little chance of rehabilitation and a route out of poverty through work when they are eventually released.
By providing access to training, education and recreation we improve their well-being and prepare them for life outside prison. On release, we help reintegrate these young people, ensuring they are productive and well-respected within their communities.
Legal clubs for prisoners make sure they get a fair trial, and we empower young people to challenge and prevent injustice through training, education and reconciliation activities.
We also help young people and their communities campaign for justice and equality. Giving them a voice and the confidence to speak out means they can influence decisions that affect their lives and become active citizens in their country.