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.
This article draws on findings from the State of the World’s Fathers 2015 report to illustrate the ways in which fathers’ involvement in caregiving for children is associated with less household violence.
In a recent blog post, Megan Parker, co-founder of the Abide Family Center in Uganda, takes issue with Dr. Katherine Whetten’s study which found that children reared in institutional care did not fare worse than those living in family settings.
The State of the World’s Fathers 2015 Report was launched at an event at the UN Headquarters in New York on 16 June, 2015. The event focused on the role of men in caregiving and how an increase in men’s involvement in caretaking is crucial to achieving gender equality.
“Fathers’ active participation in family life will likely be one of the most important social developments of the 21st century,” says this article from the Conversation. The article highlights findings and recommendations from the State of the World’s Fathers 2015 report, published by MenCare and launched at the UN Headquarters in New York on 16 June 2015.
This article from the Guardian presents some of the findings and recommendations from the State of the World’s Fathers 2015 report.
Chelsea Clinton calls for paid paternity leave across the globe at unveiling of the inaugural State of the World’s Fathers Report
Chelsea Clinton, who led the opening remarks at the unveiling of the inaugural State of the World’s Fathers report at the UN earlier today, called for all countries across the globe, including the United States, to ensure paid paternity leave for mothers and fathers.
Involved Fathers Are Happier And Help Children 'Thrive', But Lack Supportive Paternity Leave, Reveals Global Study
This article from the Huffington Post UK highlights findings and recommendations from the State of the World’s Fathers 215 report, the first of its kind.
This article sheds light on the increased threat of child trafficking experienced by families who have been displaced due to the recent earthquakes in Nepal and are residing in temporary camps.
Together, we can! Strengthening the capacity of multi-disciplinary teams within the Guatemalan child protection workforce
From June 8-12, 2015, Buckner Guatemala, with support from the Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) and the Guatemalan Court System, provided a series of two-day training sessions to multi-disciplinary teams from the court system. The two sessions of the two-day training included more than 80 professionals, and provided an opportunity to highlight the important role of multi-disciplinary teams (i.e., social workers, psychologists and pedagogues) within the Guatemalan child protection system in general and the court system specifically.
This article describes the large numbers of unaccompanied children who have fled Burundi in the wake of political violence, and the efforts by aid agencies in bordering countries such as Rwanda, DRC and Tanzania to support them.