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.
While data indicates that the use of corporal punishment by schools has declined significantly in recent years, the practice is still in use for tens of thousands of public school students in the United States. Many activists and parent groups are demanding that the practice be outlawed in schools.
This article recounts the story of two children who spent the first five years of their lives in Rwanda’s largest and oldest orphanage, the Noel Orphanage. With support from the Ishema Mu Muryango (“Pride for the Family”) program in Rwanda, the children have been reunited with their older sister. Ishema Mu Muryango receives support from USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund and aims to reintegrate children from institutions into their families or communities.
This article - written by Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University, editor of globalsl.org and member of the Better Volunteering Better Care Initiative, Eric Hartman - outlines a few major issues that individuals should consider before committing to an international volunteer program.
This article from the BBC tells the story of one family, and many others like it, in a small town in Burkina Faso where it has become customary for men to migrate to Italy for work, leaving wives and children behind.
Même si la crise des enfants migrants non accompagnés d’Amérique centrale qui tentent de rejoindre les Etats-Unis ne fait plus la une des journaux, elle continue. De concert avec les gouvernements, l’UNICEF s’efforce de remédier aux causes de cette migration et de garantir la protection et les droits des enfants qui décident d'entreprendre ce périlleux périple.