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 21-22 June 2017 Africa Expert Consultation for Violence Against Children in Care Settings.
van Doore offers four recommendations to prevent child trafficking into orphanages:
- Effective gatekeeping;
- Effective regulation of residential care institutions (RCIs)
- Adoption of a deinstitutionalization mandate
- 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.