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.
Although Sri Lanka's common law does not allow underage marriages, the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) allows community leaders to determine the marriage age. Muslim women activists are now coming forward to open up a discussion about reform, including the young girl featured in this article.
Introduced this April, the Child Welfare Inclusion Act of 2017 could allow adoption and foster care agencies to claim religious or moral objections to fostering LGBTQ youth or providing services for LGBTQ couples looking to adopt.
This article features the stories of undocumented children in South Africa and the adversities they face due to their legal status. Robyn Wolfson Vorster makes the case for reform, arguing the country's current policies surrounding undocumented children are neither productive nor economically advantageous.
Ray Yeh, Desmond Ng, & Sumithra Prasanna - CNA Insider10 Jun 2017
This article features the 6-part web-series "Manufacturing Orphanages," which follows of Jyothi Svahn as she returns to India several years after her adoption in search of her birth family and reveals the "demand-driven" nature of the international adoption system and how it fuels the trafficking of poor children living in residential care.
The first week of June 2017 marked the conclusion of the three month 'Tubarerere Mu Muryango' (Let’s raise children in families) campaign in Rwanda. A joint effort led by Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company, the campaign used theater, artwork and poetry to reach out to parents, caregivers and local authorities to promote support for Rwanda's recent efforts toward safe reintegration of children in orphanages/institutions into family based care in the country.