Trafficking into alternative care

In this video, Kate van Doore, founder of Forget Me Not and lecturer at Griffith University Law School, 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. The video was created for the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Initiative 2017 Africa Expert Consultation for Violence Against Children in Care Settings. 

van Doore offers four recommendations to prevent child trafficking into orphanages: 

  1. Effective gatekeeping; 
  2. Effective regulation of residential care institutions (RCIs)
  3. Adoption of a deinstitutionalization mandate
  4. Legislative recognition of paper orphaning as a form of child trafficking. 

To read van Doore's article Paper Orphans: Exploring Child Trafficking for the Purpose of Orphanages, click here

Trafficking into alternative care