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.
This article draws on findings from the State of the World’s Fathers 2015 report to illustrate the ways in which fathers’ involvement in caregiving for children is associated with less household violence.
In a recent blog post, Megan Parker, co-founder of the Abide Family Center in Uganda, takes issue with Dr. Katherine Whetten’s study which found that children reared in institutional care did not fare worse than those living in family settings.
“Fathers’ active participation in family life will likely be one of the most important social developments of the 21st century,” says this article from the Conversation. The article highlights findings and recommendations from the State of the World’s Fathers 2015 report, published by MenCare and launched at the UN Headquarters in New York on 16 June 2015.
Chelsea Clinton, who led the opening remarks at the unveiling of the inaugural State of the World’s Fathers report at the UN earlier today, called for all countries across the globe, including the United States, to ensure paid paternity leave for mothers and fathers.
The State of the World’s Fathers 2015 Report was launched at an event at the UN Headquarters in New York on 16 June, 2015. The event focused on the role of men in caregiving and how an increase in men’s involvement in caretaking is crucial to achieving gender equality.
From June 8-12, 2015, Buckner Guatemala, with support from the Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) and the Guatemalan Court System, provided a series of two-day training sessions to multi-disciplinary teams from the court system. The two sessions of the two-day training included more than 80 professionals, and provided an opportunity to highlight the important role of multi-disciplinary teams (i.e., social workers, psychologists and pedagogues) within the Guatemalan child protection system in general and the court system specifically.
This article describes the experiences of Inuit children from Greenland who were removed from their families and taken to Denmark in the 1950s in an effort by the Danish government to re-educate them as “Little Danes” and to “modernize” Greenland.