Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade - Commonwealth of Australia17 Aug 2017
This interim report from the Parliament of Australia's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade presents its recommendations on the adoption of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, with consideration to the trafficking, forced labor and child exploitation through orphanage tourism.
Hilary A. Warner et al - Infant Mental Health Journal 16 Aug 2017
This report presents the findings from a secondary analysis of data from a comprehensive intervention in three baby homes in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. The analysis examined whether caregiver-child interaction quality, number of caregiver transitions, and group size mediated the impact of intervention on children's attachment behaviors and physical growth.
Children aging out of institutional care in India often have no legal identity and face many obstacles to survive on their own. These youth are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking, recruitment into the sex trade, getting involved in crime, or developing addictions.
Mónica Ruiz-Casares, Russell Steele, Rashid Bangura and Geoffrey Oyat - Global Social Welfare16 Aug 2017
This paper presents the findings from a population-based, multi-stage random cluster knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) survey of child caregivers in Liberia, revealing the primary reasons for parent-child separation and common misconceptions about alternative care.
Lindsay Murdoch - Sydney Morning Herald16 Aug 2017
A parliamentary committee sitting in Canberra is considering adding a world-first clause in a Modern Slavery Act aiming to cut the supply of Australian money to foreign child care institutions and redirect it to help reintegrate children into their home communities; the clause would also make it a criminal offense for Australians to visit foreign orphanages.
Palladium is seeking a Team Leader for an upcoming programme to support capacity strengthening of communities and institutions to prevent and respond to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Violence Against Children (VAC) and provide better access to justice.
"Boot camps" for youth with internet and gaming addictions have become increasingly popular in China and are criticized for their military-style discipline and harsh practices. The recent death of a Chinese teenager just two days after entering one such instution has sparked an outrage over the use of these institutions and their practices.