Southern Asia

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Rebecca Bundhun - The National21 Mar 2017

Activists push for India’s government to move forward with long-awaited anti-trafficking legislation.

IndiaToday20 Mar 2017

Article from IndiaToday reports West Bengal plans to determine the number of street children living within the state.

Financial Tribune6 Mar 2017

The child adoption rate in Iran has risen 35%.

Voice of Asia21 Feb 2017

Voice of Asia reports that Indian police arrested heads of an adoption centre said to have trafficked at least 17 children to couples in foreign countries.

Sue-Lynn Moses - InsidePhilanthropy.com9 Feb 2017

Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG) recommends philanthropists avoid donating to orphanages and instead invest in programs that help to build stronger families. - ANI16 Jan 2017

India’s Central Government announced as of January 16, 2017, Adoption Regulation 2017 will be operational.  New regulation is said to “streamline” the adoption process.

Karen Smith Rotabi and Nicole F. Bromfield1 Jan 2017

Extracting on chronologic data, this book discusses the politics and practice of intercountry adoption starting with the state international adoption to in the 1950s continuing to present-day adoption practice and protections.

BBC News29 Dec 2016

Dozens of children are seeking a judicial review in the UK High Court early next year.

Roli Srivastava -- The Independent28 Dec 2016

Indian government finds that increased wait for adoption related to rise in human trafficking.

Daiji World5 Dec 2016

In the wake of a child smuggling racket being unearthed in the state, the West Bengal government on Monday announced setting up a panel for prevention of child trafficking.