Kate van Doore - Griffith University Law School, Forget Me Not5 Jul 2017
In this video, Kate van Doore describes the process of 'paper orphaning,' a term coined to characterize how children are recruited and trafficked into orphanages to gain profits through international funding and orphanage tourism.
Many children living in Nepalese orphanages are not truly "orphans," but were rather trafficked into orphanages after their families were falsely promised their children would be brought to boarding schools to receive an education. Next Generation Nepal aims to reunite trafficked children with their families.
In this talk, Emily Delap from Family for Every Child puts the use of orphanages in Nepal into a global context and explores the international evidence on the harm caused by allowing children to grow up away from families, and on the problems of orphanage voluntourism.
Next Generation Nepal Country Director Martin Punaks talks about orphanage trafficking in Nepal, why orphanage volunteers may inadvertently be part of the problem and how you can be part of the solution through ethical volunteering and other ways of "giving back."
Next Generation Nepal is hiring for the position of in-country Country Director in Nepal. This is NGN’s most senior representative and administrator in Nepal. The post of Country Director is a diverse, exciting and challenging role for a highly skilled and dedicated candidate who can lead NGN in its current phase, as well as into a new phase of its development.
In this special feature from ABCNews on orphanage volunteerism in Nepal, ABC News claims that Kathmandu is a major hub for voluntourists who are attracted to Nepal’s many orphanages and children’s homes. However, as the story points out, only 85% of children who live in Nepal’s orphanages are actually orphans. These children are housed in horrible conditions and are often abused.