Call to Action: Building a rights-based child protection system in Ukraine

Beds in an orphanage in Ukraine

Publication details

Author(s): Hope and Homes for Children, Lumos
Date: December 2020
Themes: Ukraine, EU, Care Reform, Joint Paper

Since the adoption of the National Strategy on Reform of the Institutional Care System (2017-2026), the Government of Ukraine has embarked on a process of reform, and committed to transform its national child care system. However, despite some positive developments, the reform has not been comprehensive and has encountered significant challenges that serve to preserve the current system of institutions.

Today, a coalition of child rights organisations calls on the Ukrainian government and the European Union to act before it is too late to protect the rights and future of some of the most forgotten and left behind children.