KIND works to protect children alone and on the move. We use our expertise in unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children and civil society partnerships, as well as our extensive pro bono network, to ensure the safety and well-being of children alone in countries of origin, arrival, transit, and destination.
Our Gender and Migration Initiative prevents and addresses gender-based violence against migrant children.
KIND helps ensure that children returning alone to Guatemala and Honduras are safe and can access vital services such as health care, education, counseling, and jobs skills training.
Building on our relationships in Central America, KIND is responding to the unique needs of separated deported parents and children returning to their parents after having been forcibly separated.
KIND, UNICEF, and local partners worked with children in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico to tell their and their families’ migration stories through drawings and writing as part of our Central American Voices Project.
KIND is protecting children’s rights throughout their migration journey. This includes educating people about the root causes of migration, ensuring access to protection, justice, and fair procedures for children in transit or at their destination, and addressing sexual and gender-based violence.
KIND is monitoring access and treatment of children trying to access protection in the United States and their treatment in Mexico as they wait for a chance to make their case. Learn more about our trip to the U.S.-Mexico border.
KIND helps children from Guatemala and Honduras, who are returning to their homes through deportation or voluntary departure, reintegrate into their communities. With assistance from our local non-governmental organization partners, we help children to re-enroll in school, resettle into their families and communities, overcome trauma they may have experienced during migration, and make a plan for a safer and brighter future.
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated gender-based violence (GBV) in Central America, a region where this violence is already widespread and the main driver of forced migration to the United S...Read More
Gender-based violence has long been one of the main drivers of migration from Central America to the United States. Widespread violence, including sexual abuse, human trafficking, and violence in the ...Read More
Washington, DC – As President Biden prepares to welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to the White House for the first North American Leade...Read More
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) welcomes the inclusion of the bi-partisan Central American Women and Children Protection Act (CAWCPA) in the 2022 National Defense Reauthorization Act (NDAA), passed yes...Read More
Your assistance will help children alone throughout their migration journeys.