Better Care Network highlights recent news pieces related to the issue of children's care around the world. These pieces include newspaper articles, interviews, audio or video clips, campaign launches, and more.
Ikuko Higuchi and Ayano Kume - The Yomiuri Shimbun17 Sep 2017
17.5% of children who need care in Japan live in foster placements, while most of them are living in institutions; an expert panel of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, however, has announced a new goal which prioritizes foster care.
Yon Sineat and Erin Handley - The Phnom Penh Post14 Sep 2017
This week the Cambodian government released an explanatory note to educate the public on domestic adoption; however, some express concern whether bolstering domestic adoptions is currently feasible or safe for children.
Momentum is building in Australia to end orphanage volunteering overseas as the voices of advocates presenting the research on institutionalization become more prevalent in the media and big businesses from the tourism industry begin to follow suit.
Orphanage volunteers often travel abroad with good intentions, but their "help" is contributing to the growing business of orphanage voluntourism, which profits by offering opportunities to meet the demand of Westerners hoping to help children abroad. In turn, children are being separated from their families, receiving improper care, and even exploited in the process.