Read our latest interview with Miguel Ángel López Guerra from CONACMI in Guatemala and catch up on others you missed, below.
CONACMI works in Guatemala, with a focus on the prevention of violence against children and young people; particularly sexual abuse.
The Faces of Family: Meet Hayat Sende’s Sultana Erbas
Hayat Sende strives to reduce the exclusion of children from mainstream society, which is the most common problem for children who leave institutional care in Turkey. Founded by young professionals who were brought up in care themselves, Hayat Sende identifies and promotes new innovative solutions for children under the legal care of the government. Meet their Networks and Platforms Unit Coordinator Sultana Erbas.
The Faces of Family: Meet LSC’s Ron Gutierrez
Legal Services for Children (LSC) are a US based non-profit advocating for the rights of children, including migrants. They provide free representation to children and youth who require legal assistance on matters including immigration, guardianship and education, in order to stabilise their lives and realise their full potential. Meet their Clinical Director, Ron Gutierrez.
Staving of Child Traffickers by Supporting Families: Rahmat’s Story
Rahmat* had a bad start in life. After loosing both his parents, care fell to extended family members who were struggling to provide for him. Vulnerable to child traffickers looking to exploit this desperate situation, a man approached Rahmat’s Aunt offering to buy him. Find out what happened next.
Intervention in Times of Instability: Preventing Family Separation
When JUCONI first met Elizabeth and her family, they were working on the street and struggling to make ends meet. Read how they were able to help, and why family strengthening is so important.
Overcoming all odds: Amir & Alina’s story
Imagine suddenly becoming the main carer for your nephew and niece, both under two. Now, imagine taking on that task when you’re barely a teenager yourself. This is the situation Alina* found herself in. Read her story.
Our Position: Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy
Family for Every Child opposes the recent inhumane treatment of children and families by the United States Government at the US-Mexico border. We consider the forced separation of these children from their families to be both unethical and in conflict with international human rights instruments including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. We share the sentiments of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in describing this separation of children from their families as ‘unconscionable’ and an ‘abuse on children’.
Life in Nepal can be tough. Kiran’s father died when he was just four years old, and his family had to leave their small village to seek work in Kathmandu.
Baby Olivier finds a family
When Patrick and his wife Sonia got the call from our member in Rwanda, they knew that they had to get to the hospital fast. A baby had been found near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.