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.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, the world was shocked to learn that countless children were being held in unsanitary and hazardous conditions within Romanian orphanages. This video tells of Izidor Ruckel’s experience while growing up in a Romanian orphanage, along with his eventual immigration to the U.S. where he was adopted by a family from California.
This article from The Age examines a crucial issue in the Australian child welfare system - “how to reconcile the protection of the wellbeing and development of children with the promotion of Indigenous culture and identity to avoid a repeat of the Stolen Generations.”
This article from Reuters examines the response of Norway and other Scandinavian countries to the arrival of asylum-seeking girls under the age of 16 who are married, and how these girls are cared for and protected in the asylum systems.
According to recent estimates from Statistics Canada, nearly half of the children in foster care in Canada are aboriginal, and in Saskatchewan, the percentage of aboriginal children in the child welfare system is a staggering 85 percent, says this article from Global News.