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.
"Nearly 10 months after the Auditor General of Canada delivered a scathing rebuke of the Northwest Territories' child welfare system, the territorial government has released a new plan to improve it," says this article from CBC News.
"Days after the managing trustee of an orphanage was arrested for sexually exploiting four minor inmates, activists have demanded Child Welfare Committee, District Child Protection Unit and police personnel to conduct frequent inspections at the homes in the district," says this article from the New Indian Express.
First hearing in Holt lawsuit by Korean adoptee deported from US highlights fight for transparency, adoptee rights
The Seoul Central District Court has recently held a hearing in relation to "a landmark lawsuit filed by deported Korean American adoptee Adam Crapser against the Korean government and Holt Children’s Services," according to this article from the Korea Herald.
In this radio segment from NRP, the host follows up with a Guatemalan family who spent three months in detention in the US and have since returned to Guatemala, discussing the impacts that family separation has had on them one year later.
This article from ABC News highlights the growing calls in Australia for backpackers and young people traveling abroad "to rethink volunteering in developing countries as a booming trend of 'voluntourism' exposes a darker side of the industry."
Dozens of families who were separated by the US government's zero-tolerance policy upon entry into the United States "are now preparing to sue the federal government, including several who say their young children were sexually, physically or emotionally abused in federally funded foster care," says this article from the Los Angeles Times.
A US federal appeals panel has ruled that "immigrant children detained by the U.S. government should get edible food, clean water, soap and toothpaste under a longstanding agreement over detention conditions," according to this article from the Associated Press.
"A court in Belgium is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction and trafficking of children from the Democratic Republic of Congo," according to this article from BBC News.
In this opinion piece for Youth Today, Richard Wexler, executive director of the US National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, remarks on a few recent studies and findings that have indicated what many in the US child protection field already know: that social protection and anti-poverty programs improve child welfare outcomes and reduce child "neglect."
Number of children orphaned or left unaccompanied by Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo rising fast
"The number of children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who have been orphaned or left unaccompanied due to the Ebola epidemic has more than doubled since April, requiring a rapid ramp-up of specialized care in the Ebola-hit provinces of Ituri and North Kivu," according to this press release from UNICEF.