News Archive

Here’s what’s happening around the world in the area of child welfare and protection.

September 19, 2017

CRS, LUMOS AND MAESTRAL INTERNATIONAL FINALISTS IN MACARTHUR 100&CHANGE COMPETITION

September 19, 2017 – Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and partners Lumos and Maestral International are one of four finalists in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. The proposal, Changing the Way We CareSM reunites children in orphanages with their families, while providing critical family support so families can stay together. Research shows that 80 to 90 percent of children in orphanages around […]

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February 15, 2017

Catholic Relief Services Named Semi-finalist in Competition for $100 Million Grant

Proposal Developed with Lumos and Maestral International Will Help Children Living in Orphanages Around the World   BALTIMORE, MD, Feb. 15, 2017 — A proposal from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) – developed in conjunction with Lumos and Maestral International – to move children out of orphanages and into families has been named one of eight […]

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January 12, 2017

Tanzania Launches National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children

The Five-year National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children was developed by consolidating eight different action plans addressing violence against women and children to create a single comprehensive, National Plan of Action to eradicate violence against women and children in Tanzania. Nine Ministers had the opportunity to deliver their statement/commitment to the […]

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December 22, 2016

Comoros’ commitment to National Child Protection Policy

From January to May 2016, Maestral carried out a formative evaluation of the child protection system in the Union of the Comoros with the support of UNICEF. Comoros has taken several actions to improve and strengthen the child protection system since the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991. However, […]

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September 7, 2016

Introducing the Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration

Family for Every Child has just launched the Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration which are intended to help governments, donors, NGOs, faith-based organisations and practitioners to pursue reintegration as the primary response in cases of separated children. The Guidelines provide practical guidance for effective reintegration that can help organisations to design high quality programmes; measure impact; train […]

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August 17, 2016

Psychosocial Support Forum 2015 Report

Love, Care and Protection: From Infancy to Adolesence Once every two years, REPSSI hosts a Psychosocial Support forum to promote awareness of the importance of psychosocial support (PSS) and share knowledge on approaches to providing it. The third forum hosted by REPSSI and partners, whose theme was Love, Care and Protection from Infancy to Adolescence was a high […]

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January 28, 2016

Global Prevalence of Past-year Violence Against Children

Evidence confirms associations between childhood violence and major causes of mortality in adulthood. A synthesis of data on past-year prevalence of violence against children will help advance the United Nations’ call to end all violence against children. Thirty-eight reports provided quality data for 96 countries on past-year prevalences of violence against children. Base case estimates showed […]

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November 4, 2015

The Challenges Faced by Youth Aging Out of Care in Ethiopia

This article discusses the challenges faced by Ethiopian young adults who had aged out of institutional care facilities. These young adults reported facing many challenges upon leaving care, including difficulty finding employment, a lack of many basic life skills, difficulty finding a support network, and significant stigma in the community due to their background in care. The […]

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October 20, 2015

UN Stats Day – All Children MUST be Counted

On World Stats day 2015, we’re asking the UN to make sure we #leavenoonebehind in the Global Goals. 52 co-signatories have now signed our open letter to the UN Statistical Commission, asking them to make sure that we make sure all children are counted in the SDG indicators. Read the letter and learn more.

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October 6, 2015

All Children Count, But Not All Children are Counted

We have joined together with other NGOs and called on the United Nations to ensure that children living outside of families are monitored and counted as part of its global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators. Read our open letter and learn why we must #leavenoonebehind in the Global Goals – including vulnerable children outside of […]

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