In June 2021, Rwandan care leaver Aimé became one of just 30 speakers invited to share their experiences of care with the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. But it’s been a long journey from his lonely cot in Wikwiheba Mwana orphanage.
For care reform to truly flourish at scale, it requires greater coherence, collaboration and to be centre-stage in global initiatives to promote human rights, address poverty and build community resilience. Read our recommendations for the 2021 United Nations Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care
A number of children with disabilities, reunited with their families through our work, are now calling on the UN to recognise orphanages as one of the biggest barriers to progress on creating safe, healthy and inclusive communities.
The UN resolution on the rights of the child 2019. This week, history was made as the 193 member states of the United Nations recognised the harm that institutions cause children and called for institutions to be progressively eliminated.