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.
Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities 17 Sep 2017
The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI) has launched the Ending Violence Against Children Hub (EVAC Hub) dedicated to better understanding the role of religion and faith actors in protecting children against violence. Policymakers, practitioners and researchers are encouraged to join.
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.