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This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Family for Every Child is looking for an experienced researcher to produce a report on the context for children in Sri Lanka, including recommendations for strong CSOs working on care for children.
This article from the Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond Special Issue on Aftercare explores the outcomes for young people who have transitioned out of alternative care and into independent living in Sri Lanka and the need for policy changes to better meet their needs.
This 10th issue of the Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond (ICEB) journal, released in September 2018, is a Special Focus issue on ‘Aftercare.’
Prepared for the Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit, held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14-15 February 2018, this report tracks progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children in Pathfinding countries.
This outline of alternative care, both conceptually and in the Sri Lankan context, provides insight into both the current system and what efforts are yielding results.
Findings from a Dutch television program have inspired the Government of Netherlands to call for an investigation into the irregularities in adoptions from Sri Lanka. Investigative journalists claim that at least 11,000 babies from Sri Lanka adopted by foreign couples were either bought or stolen from their parents.
The Government of Sri Lanka has announced an inquiry into adoption fraud following claims that thousands of babies were taken from their mothers and sold to foreign nationals in the 1980s.
Although Sri Lanka's common law does not allow underage marriages, the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) allows community leaders to determine the marriage age. Muslim women activists are now coming forward to open up a discussion about reform, including the young girl featured in this article.
The First International Conference on "Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World – Caring to Notice!" will take place 23-25 February 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.