On 18 November 2019, a workshop led by International Social Service Switzerland and Child Rights Connect was held in Geneva to mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights on the Child (CRC), the 10th anniversary of the UN Guidelines on the Alternative Care of Children, and the 5th anniversary of Optional Protocol on the CRC on a communications procedure.
This video from World Without Orphans tells the story of Anu, who was abandoned as an infant and grew up in a large institution in India, later opening her own home for orphaned and abandoned girls in India to help girls like her, only to realize that this was not the best way to care for the children.
This webinar - presented by the Kenya Society of Care Leavers (KESCA), the Uganda Care Leavers (UCL), The Better Care Network and Changing the Way We Care - offered policy makers, practitioners, advocates and careleavers a unique opportunity to listen and learn from two leaders of careleaver associations who highlighted two recent documents that illustrate the careleaver experience within and outside of care.
This video segment from the PBS Newshour shines a light on efforts underway in Cambodia to reintegrate children from orphanages back into their families or into family-based care.
This video from BBC News shares the stories of Akira, 23, and her younger sister Charntay who were separated for 15 years. Akira was separated from her family by the care system for 15 years. Her younger sister Charntay was adopted abroad, whilst Akira remained in London.
This documentary from CBS News takes viewers inside the real-life challenges facing migrant families split apart by the Trump administration's "Zero Tolerance" policy.
In this video for BBC News, Southern Africa reporter Pumza Fihlani went to visit Antalaha Prison in Sava, one of Madagascar's biggest vanilla-producing regions, to expose the "worrying" conditions of the prison where children accused of stealing vanilla beans are being held (some for up to nearly three years without trial).
On Sept. 19, the Casey Foundation hosted a webinar sharing data and lessons from the first phase of Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP)™, an effort to boost employment and educational opportunities for young people ages 15 to 25 who’ve experienced homelessness or been involved with public systems.
In this webinar, 4Children shared an overview of the development and content of the case management package.
This video from CGTN's Talk Africa explores Kenya's recent decision to ban the adoption of children by foreign nationals.