Abuse of Children with Disabilities in State Facilities in the Americas

Participants: Eric Rosenthal (Executive Director, Disability Rights International), Sofía Galvan Puente (Mexico and Central America Programs Director, Disability Rights International), Raquel Jelinek (Inclusión Interamericana), Maria Veronica Reina (Partnership on Disability Development) Countries: Regional Topics: Rights of Children, Disabilities Update: On October…

Haiti’s Vulnerable Children: After the Earthquake

  In the days after the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued warnings about the dangers that Haitian children would face as aid pours in and the nation tries to rebuild. Ironically, though…

Child Abduction by Parents in Japan

  On January 30, 2010, ambassadors from the United States and seven Western nations met with Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada to urge Japan to address its child custody issues; the current Japanese system enables parents who abduct their children…