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This image was taken at Becora Prison in Dili, Timor-Leste on a visit led by a coalition of church members, government agencies, national and international NGOs and civil society that collaboratively work for child rights in Timor-Leste. The incarcerated boys, who in this image stood before a panel of Child Rights advocates, had either committed murder or rape according to the Prison Director. Often their human rights including access to formal education and opportunities are denied. The Coalition's purpose to the prison visit, is to ensure the government agencies are held accountable and respect children's human rights base on the fundamental Principe of the Rights of the Child, as mentioned in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Timor-Leste's National Policy.

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This image was taken at Becora Prison in Dili, Timor-Leste on a visit led by a coalition of church members, government agencies, national and international NGOs and civil society that collaboratively work for child rights in Timor-Leste. The incarcerated boys, who in this image stood before a panel of Child Rights advocates, had either committed murder or rape according to the Prison Director. Often their human rights including access to formal education and opportunities are denied. The Coalition's purpose to the prison visit, is to ensure the government agencies are held accountable and respect children's human rights base on the fundamental Principe of the Rights of the Child, as mentioned in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Timor-Leste's National Policy.

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