Three NGOs are asking the Council of Europe to push Czech authorities to cease the practice of institutionalising extremely young children.
The debate on abolishing infant homes and replacing them with temporary foster parents has been going on in the Czech Republic for 15 years.
The petition for a Lithuania without orphanages culminated in artistic action in Vilnius.
Nearly 300 children died in Bulgarian childcare institutions between June 2010 and December 2014. The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee obtained the figures through the Access to Public Information Act and is calling for a thorough examination of the cases.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has submitted to the Seimas (Parliament) legislative initiatives encouraging and expediting childcare in families and group homes, as well as adoption. At this time, there are...