"Ensuring the future prospects for migrant children, in Switzerland or elsewhere!"

The Alliance for the Rights of Migrant Children (ADEM) is a network of organizations and professionals ensuring the defense of the rights and interests of migrant children in Switzerland.

Through stronger collaboration between actors in the sector, the exchange and dissemination of information relating to migrant children and the strengthening of care practices, ADEM seeks to improve the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the child in Switzerland, and better future prospects for migrant children.

If you are a young migrant arrived in Switzerland without your parents, a section has been especially devoted to you. It contains information about your stay in Switzerland, your rights and responsibilities.

For ease of reading, the male gender is used on this website, which naturally includes the feminine gender.

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Unaccompanied minors express themselves: the 3rd edition of their newspaper is available!

The Swiss Foundation of the International Social Service (ISS) has partnered with Païdos Association, the University of Geneva and the FASe foundation to create the 3rd issue of the journal "My voice for you", written entirely by unaccompanied minors (UMs) and dedicated to them.

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Synthesis of ADEM symposium on the minimum welcoming standards for unaccompanied children

On November 4 in Bern took place a National Symposium of the Alliance for Migrants Rights of Children (ADEM in French) on the theme of the minimum welcoming standards required in Switzerland. This meeting began with the finding of a more cyclical than structural problem in the light of the number of asylum applications filed by unaccompanied minors in 2015.

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Unaccompanied minors express themselves: Publication of the first issue of "My voice for you"

A few weeks ago, the Swiss Foundation of the International Social Service (ISS) organized a one week workshop camp for unaccompanied minors (MNA) in the Vaud Alps. This event aimed to create, with these young people, the first issue of a newspaper that is dedicated to them.

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Separated children in Switzerland

Exhibition "Unaccompanied Minors in Switzerland ? And then ..."

Each year, 300 to 600 unaccompanied minors arrive in Switzerland . Who are these children and young people who migrate alone ? What is their voice? What are their rights ? At the heart of the current revision of the law on asylum , what is our responsibility as the host country in light of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) ? The " Unaccompanied Minors exhibition in Switzerland ? And then ... " illustrates the worrying situation of these children and adolescents who are outside their country of origin without their parents or their legal representative.

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Information and exchange in the field of migrant children

ADEM National Symposium 2013

On June 26, 2013, the Alliance for the rights of migrant children (ADEM), coordinated by the Swiss Foundation of the International Social Service (SSI) and the International Institute of the child’s rights (IDE), held a national symposium on the theme of separated children in Switzerland. The symposium was attended by 70 professionals and actors in the field, coming from 12 different cantons.

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