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.
Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality3 Jun 2015
In this speech delivered at the 9th European Forum on the Rights of the Child in Brussels, Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality highlights the current dangers faced by many of Europe’s children today, including poverty and institutionalization.
In this article, the author, Gilles Virgili, calls for the inclusion of unaccompanied migrant children in the UN Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted by governments across the world in September.
In her article for Huffington Post’s “The Blog,” Laurie Ahern, President of Disability Rights International, writes about the increased risk of child trafficking experienced by children, particularly those with disabilities, in Ukraine’s orphanages.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has published a report concluding that the removal of aboriginal Canadian children from their families, to be placed in residential schools, amounts to cultural genocide.
This article from the Irish Times explains that the Council of Europe has ruled that the lack of a clear ban on corporal punishment in Ireland is a violation of children’s rights and the European Social Charter.
Francis Ameyibor, GNA UN Special Correspondent - Modern Ghana21 May 2015
Ghana’s Cabinet has recently approved the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption and amendments to the Children's Act in respect of adoptions, says the article.
On Wednesday 20 May, 2015 three caretakers from an orphanage (Yathimkhana) run by a religious trust at Nettoor in India were apprehended and taken into custody by railway police at the Ernakulam Town Railway station for suspected attempted trafficking of 29 boys ages eight to 17, who said they were residents of the orphanage.
Gordon Brown, former UK Prime Minister - The World Post15 May 2015
In this article for the World Post (a collaboration of the Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute), UK’s former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, explains the danger of child trafficking that has followed the earthquake in Nepal and calls for the establishment of a humanitarian fund for education in emergencies.
Norway’s child welfare agency (Barnevernet) has come under recent scrutiny for its practices regarding children of immigrant parents. According to the article, children of immigrant parents make up 40% of foster care placements.