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.
In this New York Times opinion piece, Kristof discusses one family’s story about the abuses they experienced while living in Honduras. His article highlights the dangers families are facing in Central America. He discusses how President Obama’s deportation policies are forcing families to stay in countries where their lives are at risk, and he argues that U.S. policies need to change in order to provide a safe haven for children and families at risk.
This opinion piece from the Post and Courier, a South-Carolina, USA-based periodical, highlights the need to better regulate “re-homing” practices in South Carolina. “Re-homing” is the process by which adoptive parents seek to relinquish their adopted children and find new guardians who will take those children in.
In this article from Brain Pickings, the author, Maria Popova, reviews the book ‘Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection,’ by Deborah Blum, which details the work of researcher Harry Harlow to identify and underscore the importance of parental/caregiver affection on children’s development.
Ghana’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has sent a formal request to the Hague to become a signatory of the Convention, according to this article from Graphic Online. Ghana has begun the process of formalizing its child welfare procedures, including foster care and adoption, in an effort to comply with international standards.
Theodore Koumelis - Travel Daily News, Asia Pacific6 Jul 2016
According to the article, the ChildSafe Movement has now “revamped” its company certification, which recognizes tourism companies for their dedication to child protection and commitment to ChildSafe’s 7 Standards by granting them a “ChildSafe Certification.”
The 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, issued by the U.S. State Department to grade countries on their anti-slavery efforts, has identified the forced begging of children by their teachers as Senegal’s primary trafficking problem, according to the article.