The United Nations Correspondents Association held a press conference with Lumos to launch their new report A Goal Within Reach: Ending the Institutionalization of Children to Ensure that No One is Left Behind.
Sharon Riggle, Chief of Office, USG/UN Secretary General’s special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
Dana Sleiman, Senior Public Information Office, UNHCR
Aniruddha Kulkarni, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF
Ruth Wacuka, Kenya Society of Care Leavers, (video statement)
Debra Jones, Global Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Lumos (moderator)
Children belong in families, not orphanages. Lumos has a bold vision: a world in which all children have the
opportunity to grow up and thrive in a safe and caring family.
More than 80 years of research has shown us that raising a child in an institution harms their health and
development. The work Lumos does demonstrates the proven benefits of family care and tackles the root causes of
family separation including poverty, trafficking, and discrimination.
Lumos speaks on behalf of the millions of children trapped in orphanages and other institutions worldwide to
transform their care, so every child can thrive in families and communities.
Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos was founded by J.K. Rowling in 2005.
Find out more www.wearelumos.org
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