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 from the Washington Post tells the story of family separation due to the opioid epidemic in the U.S. state of West Virginia.
This article from SBS News highlights some key findings from the recently published Family Matters Report 2019 on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care in Australia.
This article from High Country News explores the history and legacy of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in the United States, a school where many Indigenous children who had been forcibly separated from their families by US policy were sent.
This article from the Guardian tells the stories of two families featured in a documentary film about the family separation policy enacted by the US at the border with Mexico.
Working together with children to end violence by 2030 - SRSG Maalla M’jid presents first report to UN General Assembly
The Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) on Violence Against Children, Dr. Maalla M’jid, presented her first annual report “to define concrete and joint actions at the global, regional, and national levels to keep our promise to children to end violence by 2030," according to this press release from the United Nations.
"A new lawsuit against current and former top Trump administration officials who oversaw and implemented policies that led to the separation of migrant families near the U.S.-Mexico border is seeking potentially millions of dollars in damages on behalf of thousands of parents and children," according to this article from CBS News.
This article from the Star reviews the domestic adoption process in Kenya.
In this video for BBC News, Southern Africa reporter Pumza Fihlani went to visit Antalaha Prison in Sava, one of Madagascar's biggest vanilla-producing regions, to expose the "worrying" conditions of the prison where children accused of stealing vanilla beans are being held (some for up to nearly three years without trial).
Canada's National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, in partnership with Aboriginal People's Television Network, held a ceremony on 30 September 2019 unveiling the names of the 2,800 Indigenous children who died in Canadian residential schools to honor "the children who never came home," according to this article from BBC News.
In this article for the Washington Post, Judith S. Lewis discusses the findings from several studies on separated children in the UK after World War II in relation to the family separation of migrant families in the US today.