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.
Eva Ruth Moravec & Ginger Thompson - ProPublica27 Nov 2018
This article from ProPublica shares the story of Wilder Hilario Maldonado Cabrera, a six year-old boy from Honduras who had to appear in US immigration court alone and unrepresented following his separation from his father upon entering the US along the border with Mexico in June 2018.
Lemn Sissay, a poet and playwright who grew up in care in the UK, hosts a documentary in which he "takes seven children who are in the charge of Coventry Council under his wing, firing them up to write about their experiences."
"In a historic move, the UN General Assembly have selected ‘Children without parental care’ as the theme for the ‘Rights of the Child’ resolution for 2019," says this press release from SOS Children's Villages.
This article from the New York Times tells the story of one Guatemalan mother, among others, who migrated to the United States, was separated from her daughter, and now faces the threat of losing custody of her daughter because the girl is a US citizen.
On 15 November, care leavers and young people in Europe shared their recommendations with more than 60 representatives of governments, NGOs, youth welfare services and universities at the final project roundtable in Brussels.
"Kinship care is a widespread and customary practice in South Africa, as it is elsewhere in southern Africa," says this article by Kath Hall. The laws that support families in the country, however, do not always take these practices into account.
"Griffith Law School lecturer Kate van Doore has used her keynote speech at the Trust Conference to encourage others to put an end to ‘orphanage tourism," according to this article from Griffith University.