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Rebecca Bundhun - The National,

Activists push for India’s government to move forward with long-awaited anti-trafficking legislation.

U. Hiran - The Hindu,

A police investigation found 28 children trafficked into an orphanage in Kerala, India, prompting the formation of an investigative task force to verify the identities and credentials of children living in institutions. 

Maya Sharma & Nehal Kidwai - NDTV,

When three missing children living in an Bengaluru orphanage were brought to register for Aadhaar cards (India's resident identification card), it was discovered they already had cards issued in their names. Authorities were able to track their parents using the card, and the children were reunited with their families. 

Hammad Asif - The Express Tribune,

The approved Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Child Protection Bill 2017 by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights, which safeguards minors from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect in compliance with constitutional provisions and international obligations, is a step forward in the right direction - but student Hammad Asif expresses lingering concerns about reporting incidents of child abuse and neglect. 

Better Care Network ,

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child during the seventy-fifth session (15 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Riazul Haq - The Express Tribune,

The National Assembly's rights panel in Pakistan passed two bills to strengthen protective measures for children: The Islamabad Capital Territory Child Protection Bill 2017, which ensures the protection and care of all children, including unattended orphans; and the Juvenile Justice System Bill 2017, which aims to make special provisions for the legal protection of children. 

Kate van Doore - Griffith University Law School, Forget Me Not,

In this video, Kate van Doore describes the process of 'paper orphaning,' a term coined to characterize how children are recruited and trafficked into orphanages to gain profits through international funding and orphanage tourism. 

Mashkoor Ahmad Lone, Dr. P Ganesan - International Journal of Advanced Research and Development,

The present research investigated a study on self - esteem and academic performance of family reared and institutionalized orphan children. 

Sumithra Prasanna & Ray Yeh - CNA Insider,

This six part video series follows Jyothi Svahn, who, believing she was 'stolen' and trafficked as an 'orphan', goes on a multi-country hunt for her birth family - and uncovers an international adoption industry built on lies, greed and heartbreak.

Sinhala's Saroj Pathirana - BBC,

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.