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.
Statement by Mr. Makmur Sunusi, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Social Welfare of Indonesia on the occasion of the launch of the handbook ‘Moving Forward: Implementing the ‘Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children’ at UNICEF House in New York on the 11th April 2013.
Interview radio de Hans Beauvoir, Officier de la protection des enfants de l'UNICEF en Haïti25 Jan 2013
Selon l'UNICEF et l'Institut du bien-être social et de recherche environ 80% des enfants qui se trouvent dans les orphelinats en Haiti ont un parent proche. Ces enfants sont le plus souvent abandonnés par leur famille parce que celles-ci manquent de moyens pour subvenir à leurs besoins, selon l'UNICEF qui attribue ce problème à l'extrême vulnérabilité de ces enfants en Haïti.
The Huffington Post has begun “30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days,” a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying adoption experiences, including birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting, adoptive parents, and other touched by adoption.
The Huffington Post has begun “30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days,” a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying adoption experiences, including birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting, adoptive parents, and other touched by adoption. Topics of the articles include, but are not limited to, birth family, adoption process, open adoption, close adoption, foster care, and teen pregnancy.
2014 is the time line set to re-unite orphaned children with their families. Already in a period of seven months, two orphanages have been phased out. Officials from the National Commission for Children (NCC) say that in less than two months, two more of the 34 targeted orphanages will have been closed.
Throughout Cambodia well-intentioned volunteers have helped to create a surge in the number of residential care homes as impoverished parents are tempted into giving up their children in response to promises of a Western-style upbringing and education. Despite a period of prosperity in the country, the number of children in orphanages has more than doubled in the past decade, and over 70 per cent of the estimated 10,000 'orphans' have at least one living parent.
When orphans in Ukraine reach adulthood, some are deemed "incapacitated" - a label that consigns them to a life in institutions. But many of these young people may have nothing wrong with them at all. It is an official classification in Ukraine that critics say strips the bearer of basic human rights.