The life at an asylum center for a child is surrounded by insecurity and concerns, which unfortunately do not correspond with the fact that children should grow up in safe and dignified surroundings. In addition, scientific research indicates that several years of stay in asylum centers can lead to both children and adults being affected by anxiety or even depression due to stress factors such as uncertainty and the long-term stays.
In December 2018 the People’s Movement therefore launched a citizen’s proposal for the Future of Asylum Children which fights for better living and legal conditions for rejected asylum children and their families in Denmark. Among other things, we work to ensure that there is a certain time limit on how long children and young people can be asylum seekers; that they have the right to live outside of asylum centers with access to school; and that Denmark ensures compliance with the Children’s Conventions in all aspects that are unique to asylum-seeking children and young people.
CareCompagniet together with a large number of other organizations, has already signed the Citizen’s Proposal for the Future of Asylum Children and 50,000 signatures must be collected before the 8thof June, 2019 in order for the proposal to be considered and processed by the politicians.
We therefore encourage you and 10 people in your network to sign the People’s Movement for the Future of Asylum Children citizen’s proposal to ensure a better upbringing for rejected asylum children in Denmark. It only takes two minutes and together we can make a difference for many children who need our help.
Press on the link here to sign and give your vote: Citizen proposal