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Udayan Care16 Mar 2018

The 3rd BICON, organized by Udayan Care with support from Amity University and in partnership with UNICEF, is for everyone involved in the care of OHC children and youth in South Asia. It will bring together national and international experts, individuals and organisations working on child protection and alternative care and civil society representatives from SA countries. 

Maria Thomas - Quartz17 Nov 2017

Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation has launched an online interactive game simulating the experience of child trafficking in India to raise awareness around the issue, according to the article. 

Laiqh A. Khan - The Hindu11 Nov 2017

This article from the Hindu describes the current debate between a faction of child rights advocates and the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) regarding the care and placement of a group of 16 trafficked children who were illegally sold into adoption in the Mysuru district in Karnataka, India.

The Assam Tribune6 Nov 2017

At a recent review meeting of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in the Kamrup Metropolitan district of India, the Kamrup Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu ordered all childcare institutes (CCI)s in the district to legally register themselves under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 and Rules, or face legal action, according to the article.

K. G. Gopakumar, Kamalakshi G. Bhat, Shantharam Baliga, Nitin Joseph, Neha Mohan, Avinash K. Shetty - Quality of Life Research26 Oct 2017

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of care at foster homes on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children living with HIV (CLHIV), attending a referral ART Centre, and to compare their HRQOL with children living in their own homes.

Udayan Care1 Oct 2017

This document provides a full report of the workshop on “Depression in Children and Young Persons living in Alternative Care: Challenges and Possibilities.” 

Gita Aravamudan - FirstPost 3 Sep 2017

Indian adoptees living all over the world search for their biological families and discover they were trafficked into orphanages and adopted by families overseas, often unbeknownst to their biological parents. 

Marouf Ali - Kashmir Observer12 Aug 2017

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court called on government to create an action plan to address the deficiencies in the state's orphanage homes. 

UNICEF 6 Aug 2017

UNICEF India is seeking a consultation to support the Child Protection priority area of programming in the new CPD around strengthening family based care and alternative care especially non-institutional alternatives.

Peter Jesserer Smith - National Catholic Register4 Aug 2017

Most children living in India's residential care institutions have a family; over the past six months, actors have come together to reform the child care system in Odisha state away from orphanages and toward family-based care. 

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