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8/22/2018

New York Agencies Should Stop Working with Trump Administration on Unaccompanied Minors

I believe that the time has come for each of us to take whatever action is available to stop the abuse of asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors and families being implemented by the current federal administration.

12/7/2017

At State Department, Lawrence Inherits Turbulent Time for Intercountry Adoption

Earlier this year, Ambassador Susan Jacobs retired from her post as special advisor for the State Department Office of Children’s Services (OCS), leaving the position she’d held for seven years vacant.

6/17/2016

Door of Hope Unites Latino Children with Migrant Parents at U.S. Border

Imagine you are a five-year-old child and you are unable to hug your mom or dad. A wall divides you from their warm embrace. Never again are you to feel their touch or have the daily experience of their love.

Illustration by CR Sasikumar

6/6/2016

India’s Care and Protection of Children Act Tries Teenagers as Adults

In India, 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds suspected of heinous crimes can now be tried as adults, due to the amendment of the country’s juvenile delinquency law, the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, which took effect on January 15.

5/18/2016

A Snapshot: My Time With Syria’s Youngest Refugees

As the daughter of two generations of refugees, I am well aware that there is always a personal story.

My recent journeys to Jordan and Greece to meet some of the people who have been forced from their homes in the largest wave of migration to sweep Europe since the Second World War reignited my intense interest in hearing their narratives.

5/22/2015

Stanford University Supports Mothers’ Education in South Africa

By Stefano Montanari

As she gets ready for her daily visits as a community health worker, Nomfusi Nquru makes sure that she has not forgotten her new tablet. A trained mentor mother with the Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust, Nquru is among the 12 workers who are testing tablets pre-loaded with educational videos provided by Stanford University to help expand access to health knowledge in the Khayelitsha Township, the poorest and fastest growing slum near Cape Town, South Africa, home to some 500,000 people.

4/8/2015

Legalization Without Citizenship for Stateless Children in Sabah, Malaysia

By Allen Ng

Sabah is the poorest state in Malaysia. Of the 3.2 million people who make up its population, more than 30,000 are children who are not recognized as citizens of Malaysia – or any other country.