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.
Globalsl.org shares two hour-long presentations by an individual who works directly with the issue of orphanage tourism in Nepal, and another individual who has coordinated a global, child-protection-focused, inter-agency initiative directly tied to orphanage tourism.
This article highlights the reality that Philippines’ typhoon orphans face. aiyan, the strongest storm on record to ever hit land, struck Villanueva's coastal community with such ferocity on Nov. 8 last year
This article highlights the situation that The National Commission for Children (NCC), in Rwanda, is facing as it looks for new ways to address the challenge of integrating orphans who have reached adulthood into foster families. The law does not allow orphans aged 18 and above to stay in orphanages, which government has been phasing out in the last two years.
This article highlights the findings and recommendations from the report on sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester. According to the article, the report found that of the 3,242 individuals reported missing to Greater Manchester Police, 530 were in care. The report stated that one in five of those reported missing in Greater Manchester were at risk of serious harm, including Child Sexual Exploitation
Tourism Concern: Action for Ethical Tourism 25 Oct 2014
Better Volunteering, Better Care steering committee member Hope and Homes for Children, and project team member Daniela Papi participated in a panel on volunteering with children at this Tourism Concern event in the UK in October.
This article offers commentary by alternative care expert Zeina Allouche outlining the responsibilities of care centres and the government of Lebanon under international law in regards to the abuses that occur in institutional settings.