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.
In this piece for the Huffington Post, Dr. Shannon Senefeld, Senior Vice President for Overseas Operations at Catholic Relief Services, makes a case explaining why donors (particularly those from the U.S.) should not donate their money to orphanages.
Gerald Kaputo & Joseph Munsanje - Zambia Daily Mail Limited28 Nov 2017
This column briefly explains child abandonment and the use of childcare homes for abandoned children in the Zambian context. The author notes that formal foster care is not a popular mode of alternative care in Zambia and that awareness-raising would help to increase its use in the country.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on behalf of the government of Canada, has offered a formal apology for the use of residential schools for indigenous children in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to this article from the BBC.
Michael Garcia Bochenek - Human Rights Watch19 Nov 2017
This dispatch from Human Rights Watch describes the abuses and mistreatment of aboriginal children held in detention centers in northern Australia, highlighting the findings of a royal commission released on Friday.