Children growing up in Czech orphanages are far less likely to go on to study at university than those raised in families, and the biggest contributing factor is a lack of institutional support, not academic ability.
A new campaign calls on the UN to conduct a Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty. Italian NGO Antigone has joined the campaign, which has organized an event in New York during the United Nations General Assembly week on child rights.
Despite the wave of protests that took place ten years ago, patients in Czech psychiatric hospitals are still locked up in cages and tied to beds. The Mental Disability Advocacy Center and the League of Human Rights issued a study about the situation.