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.
Helen Nianias - Chatham House: The Royal Institute of International Affairs1 Jan 2018
This report from Chatham House explains how foreign volunteers and donations fuel the orphanage industry in Uganda and the work of Hope and Homes for Children to deinstitutionalize children and stop them "being seen as valuable assets."
Kate Morrissey - San Diego Union-Tribune29 Dec 2017
Immigrant rights advocacy groups and non-profits in the US came together to file a complaint in December 2017 with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in response to the increase in parents separated from their children upon entry into the US along the southwest border.
An Australian NGO, the Create Foundation, along with foster care agencies and other community support services, have formed a campaign called 'The Home Stretch,' calling on the Australian government to raise the age up to which a young person can stay in foster care to 21, from the current maximum age of 18.
This article from the Miami Herald describes the vulnerability of children in Haiti, particularly along the Haitian-Dominican border, to trafficking, abandonment, and family separation and efforts made to combat child trafficking in the country.
Efforts to raise awareness and protect children against abuse as a part of the Movement for Ghanaians Against Child Abuse (GACA) campaign are underway in the Ayikai Doblo community in the Ga West municipality.
This article from CBC News tells the story of Robert Kalkman, a victim of Canada's "Sixties Scoop" who was taken away from his Indigenous mother as a baby by child welfare services and adopted by a non-native family.
In this piece for the Huffington Post, founder of World Future Council Jakob von Uexkull, writes about Zanzibar's Children's Act of 2011 and how it has been implemented and enforced to improve child protection practices in Zanzibar.
Caitlin Dickerson and Ron Nixon - The New York Times21 Dec 2017
According to this article from the New York Times, the Trump administration in the US has approved a new policy to separate parents from their children when being detained for illegal entry into the country.