September 17, 2021

Webinar recording: A Global Controversy: International Human Rights Implications of Replacing Orphanages with Small Group Homes

Around the world, millions of children grow up without a family in orphanages and residential care. Billions of dollars of charity funds from private US donors every year goes to support those programs. While there is extensive evidence that orphanage placement is dangerous for children, there is now a controversy at the United Nations as […]

September 13, 2021

Call to action to protect the right to family life – webinar recordings

Reflections, practices and call to action in advance of the CRC’s Committee Day of General Discussion on children’s rights and alternative care Group homes for children with disabilities? Disability rights perspectives. Symposium September 7th 2021 Sponsored and hosted by University of Leeds, UK Watch recording here Agenda: 14:35 – Welcome and Housekeeping – University of […]

September 13, 2021

Call to action to protect the right to family life & prevent institutionalization for all children

Endorse the call to action here. The signatories to this call to action acknowledge the leadership of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in their efforts to harmonize international human rights standards concerning children deprived of parental care. […]

September 8, 2021

September 9 webinar – Eric Rosenthal on international human rights implications of replacing orphanages with small group homes

Register here Free for AAIDD members $10 for non-members Around the world, millions of children grow up without a family in orphanages and residential care. Billions of dollars of charity funds from private US donors every year goes to support those programs. While there is extensive evidence that orphanage placement is dangerous for children, there […]

August 26, 2021

Webinars September 7 & 8: Advancing the right to family life for all children

Reflections, practices and call to action in advance of the CRC’s Committee Day of General Discussion on children’s rights and alternative care Group homes for children with disabilities? Disability rights perspectives. Symposium September 7th 2021 14:30 to 16:00 CET/8:30 am to 10 am EDT Sponsored and hosted by University of Leeds, UK Register here https://bit.ly/3y2ptgn […]