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Evelyn Lirri, Thomson Reuters Foundation,

Lawmakers passed a bill this week that requires foreigners seeking to adopt Ugandan children to live in the country continuously for at least one year before applying, thus ending the quicker route of claiming legal guardianship.

Issa Yussuf, Daily News,

The Director of the Department of Social Welfare in Zanzibar, Wahida Maabad Mohamed, recently presented findings of the ‘Rapid Assessment of the Children Living in Children’s Homes in Zanzibar’ which was undertaken from January to mid-February 2016. The aim of the survey was to collect data on children's homes in Pemba and Unguja.

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development,

The National Integrated Early Childhood Development (NIECD) policy of Uganda seeks to address multi-dimensional needs of young children through building more effective and coherent efforts among sectors to achieve positive early childhood development out comes for all children.

Department of Social Welfare - Ministry of Empowerment, Social Welfare, Youth, Women and Children; Save the Children UK; SOS Children’s Villages,

Zanzibar’s Department of Social Welfare - a department within the Ministry of Empowerment, Social Welfare, Youth, Women and Children - along with Save the Children UK and SOS Children’s Villages undertook a rapid assessment of residential care institutions in Zanzibar in an effort to provide preliminary information to assist the Department of Social Welfare in licensing of all children’s homes in Zanzibar.

Overseas Development Institute,

This report and summary explores the current childcare policy failures across a range of case-study countries, including Viet Nam, Gaza, Mexico, India and Ethiopia, and highlights examples of progress in countries which are successfully responding to these challenges.

Save the Children,

This participatory research confirms that kinship care is widely practiced in many Kenyan communities as noted through the participatory engagement with communities in Busia County. 

Global Communities and Hope and Homes for Children,

This report highlights stories of some children, youth and families who have been assisted under the Ishema Mu Muryango program. While each of their stories is unique, all highlight some common themes about institutionalization and child abandonment in Rwanda. 

Cuong Viet Nguyen - Social Science & Medicine,

This study examines whether parental migration can affect health and cognitive ability of left-behind children aged at 5-8 years old in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam.


The story of a young boy who gave up being a child soldier to participate in UNICEF's reintegration program.


The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) are pleased to announce an International Conference on Children and Armed Conflict.