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Bodnariu Family and the permanent destruction of families

4 February 2016 Since weeks there have been demonstrations against the Norwegian child protection services ‪#‎stopbarnevernet, in support of the Budnariu family. And it continues. Massive protest of Romanians are being organised all over the world. See the above picture taken in Brussels. Sadly it rarely gets connected to the broader child rights policy issue…. Read more »

9th EU Forum on the Rights of the Child

11 June 2015 For those who were not able to attend the 9th EU Forum on the Rights of the Child, or were not allowed to participate,  ACT hereby provides the links to the videos. FIRST DAY 3 June 2015 http://webcast.dbvideo.tv/9th-European-Forum-on-the-rights-of-the-child (live) ended NOT YET AVAILABLE SECOND DAY 4 June 2015  Plenary Session http://webcast.dbvideo.tv/9th-european-forum-rights-child-plenary-session-1-introduction Session… Read more »

ACT & Sakhee: Letter to the Indian Government

2 July 2014 The Ministry for Women and Child Development, India, posted the new draft Juvenile Justice ACT online for a public consultation. ACT & Sakhee’s sent their contribution. Food for thought. The full letter can be read here: ACT Sakhee Comments JJACT 2 July 2014

MEPs must investigate this child-snatching scandal

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk Sunday 06 April 2014 CHRISTOPHER BOOKER Social workers who take away children is one of the most disturbing human rights scandals of our time Last June, under the heading “Dutch social workers catch the English disease”, I reported the extraordinary case of the 11-year-old Antonovs twins: a Russian-Latvian brother and sister forcibly snatched by… Read more »

Foster care: It’s time to think out of the box

Date: 2012-10-29 Source: http://www.tehelka.com Being blind followers of the West, even in matters of child care, may lead us down a dark alley, writes Suranya Aiyar In sharp contrast to Western conventions for reportage of children, the pictures and names of Abhigyan and Aishwarya were freely used in our media in articles about their escapade… Read more »

Profit-driven adoptions turn children into a commodity

Date:  2012-05-29 Source: http://m.theglobeandmail.com GEOFFREY YORK JOHANNESBURG From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail Last updated Tuesday, May. 29, 2012 9:24PM EDT A dramatic rise in foreign adoptions from Africa is ringing alarm bells among child advocates who worry that the soaring numbers are fuelled by financial incentives and a lack of basic safeguards. The number of… Read more »

Aboriginal stolen children 'were used in leprosy tests'

This article was published on 17.04.2008 in The Independent. The Australian government has launched an investigation into claims that aboriginal children seized from their parents during the 1920s and 1930s were secretly used as guinea pigs for leprosy treatments.

Overseas adoption move welcomed

This article was published on 30.03.2008 in The Age. DEBORRA-LEE Furness was overjoyed yesterday to learn that an advisory body will be formed to make overseas adoptions easier.