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.
Overseas volunteering in orphanages has become a trend for tourists from Australia and other Western countries; this trend has fueled the recruitment and trafficking of poor children to fill orphanages as a means to profit off the donations of tourists.
In this episode of BBC World Service Radio, Shannon Sennefield of Catholic Relief Services describes the importance of the 'Changing the Way We Care' project, a semi-finalist for the MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change grant.
A letter to Australia's Attorney General and Justice Minister is being drafted by the foreign affairs and aid subcommittee to recommend an immediate ban on Australia's involvement in orphanage tourism.
The UN designated 2017 as the International Year of Tourism for Sustainable Development. Orphanage tourism, however, has not been noted as a protection concern in the World Tourism Organization's draft convention on tourism ethics.
Jane Garvey (Interviewer) & Caroline Donne (Producer) - BBC Radio4 Sep 2017
In this BBC Radio interview, Jane Garvey speaks to Australian Senator Linda Reynolds, CEO of Australian Christian Churches International Relief Rebecca Nhep, and CEO of Lumos Georgette Mulheir about the motivation behind Australia's potential ban on orphanage tourism.
With Australia's recent efforts to end orphanage tourism, Education Minister Simon Birmingham has declared that he intends to reduce the involvement and support of Asutralian schools and universities in orphanage tourism.
This article describes a 60 Minutes interview with Tara Winkler, co-founder of Cambodian Children's Trust, about the exploitation of children in orphanages, the harm caused by orphanage tourism, and Australia's potential ban on orphanage tourism.