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.
The city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has greatly increased the rate of birth registrations, according to this report highlight. This update from Relief Web links to a report from UNICEF on how birth registration services in Kinshasa were improved.
UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti recently convened an "Expert Consultation on Family and Parenting Support," bringing together experts from fifteen countries to establish a global research framework designed at improving policies aimed at supporting families and parenting across contexts.
This article from the Pacific Standard discusses a new bill passed by the state legislature of Colorado in the United States. According to the article, the bill is designed to combat the “foster care to prostitution pipeline.”
Tristram Hunt, shadow education secretary in the UK, will be announcing a series of new measures to support children and families, including offering new “kinship rights” to children in the care of their siblings, grandparents, or other relatives.
In this opinion piece from the Huffington Post, Frank Ligtvoet writes about the cost of international adoption and how those resources might be better directed to keeping families together. The piece is particularly focused on the practice of intercountry adoption amongst the U.S. Christian community.
Syed Tashfin Chowdhury from Aljazeera reported on stealing and selling newborns from public hospitals in Bangladesh as numbers of stolen babies are on the rise. New parents describe 'nightmares' after their newborns were kidnapped.