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Invitation, 30/09/2021


EVENT: Documentary to raise awareness on conditions of minors in prisons


The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) invites you to join the presentation of the documentary “Libertad” directed by Raúl de la Fuente, raising awareness on the dramatic situation of minors serving their sentences in the Pademba prison in Sierra Leone. The event will take place online on Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 12:30 (CEST). Click here to register


Organised by COMECE, together with Don Bosco International and Missiones Salesianas, the event will also be an occasion to meet with and listen to young people who suffered severe violations of their rights, while serving their sentence in adult prisons. In many countries of Africa, America and Asia, Salesian communities accompany these minors and take care of them in order to facilitate their reintegration into society.


Following the documentary, participants will reflect on broader implications of this phenomenon for EU and international policy makers.


Over 1.2 million minors in the world are inhumanely treated and deprived of their freedom in prisons and other detention centers. The Catholic Church seeks to explore and promote alternatives to prison, in order to ensure that children and young people who have committed crimes receive the necessary legal assistance, social support and education to be reintegrated into society.


.:: Wed, 6 October 2021 at 12:30 (CEST) – Registration ::.

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