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On the Frontlines of the Family Separation Crisis


This report was written in partnership between Cities for Action (C4A) and the Lumos Foundation. C4A is a coalition of over 175 U.S. mayors and ...

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Together We Stared at the Moon


An estimated eight million children still live in institutions across the world. Deinstitutionalisation involves strengthening and developing services to prevent children being separated from families. ...

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Together we Stared at the Moon - Spanish


The documentary highlights the journey embarked upon by practitioners undertaking DI in their country. It presents a contrast between a successful pilot region of Bulgaria ...

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Together we Stared at the Moon


The documentary highlights the journey embarked upon by practitioners undertaking DI in their country. It presents a contrast between a successful pilot region of Bulgaria ...

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A Pinch of Salt for Self-Esteem


A group of Bulgarian self-advocates created a cookery book to coincide with World Youth Skills Day 2018, for young deinstitutionalised people who had never been ...

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Martina's Story


Lumos supported self-advocate Martina discusses her upbringing, moving from an institution into a loving family. Her message to the public is that people shouldn't get ...

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Closing the Data Gap: summary report


Many governments and national statistics offices lack the capacity and resources to include children outside families in data collection. In most countries, there is either ...

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Lumos’ recommendations to the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU


A 9 page document addressed to the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU. Calling on action around deinstitutionalisation, particularly around the use of ...

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Out of the Shadows


A 2 page infographic developed to highlight the growing problem of institutional care and show Lumos' response to it over the last 10 years and ...

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Nobody is allowed to harm you


A publication produced in partnership with the Child Rights Centre, Nobody is Allowed to Harm You, is a book for children and young people that ...

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