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.
30 children from West Bengal, India were recently “rescued” by police during a child labour raid in the Old City. The children are now being lodged at a rescue home “with little hope of returning to their native place” as they await a First Information Report (FIR) to be issued, according to the article.
This opinion piece, written from the perspective of an adoptee, questions recent US intercountry adoption legislation and why no international adoptees were consulted during the drafting of the legislation.
The ultimate message of a recent national adoption meeting in India was that all stakeholders should do their utmost to ensure the best interests of children are given priority and first consideration in all matters related to adoption, according to the article.
Michelle Bittner - Non-Profit Quarterly 20 Feb 2015
A national for-profit foster agency in the US has come under recent scrutiny due to investigations revealing alleged “missteps” that are linked to the abuse, maltreatment, and deaths of children served by the agency.
The government of Ghana has approved four memoranda on children for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, including approval of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, approval of Child and Family Welfare Policy and approval for the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.
In this blog piece from the Huffington Post, Michael Piraino makes his case for the need for nurturing family-based care as a way to enhance the wellbeing of children in the child welfare system in the United States, citing some recent research.
This article from Al Jazeera America shares the story of Rose Wakulu, a young Nigerian woman placed in a state-run camp for internally displaced people with her daughter and nephews after her village was attacked by Boko Haram fighters.
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.