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Lumos calls on new MEPs to become Child Rights Champions


Lumos has joined #VoteforChildren, a coalition campaign working to ensure that children’s issues stay on top of the agenda for the European elections in May ...

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What does independent living mean to our Youth Advocates?


In February 2019, Lumos Youth Advocates attended the Zero Conference in Vienna, which this year focused on independent living and political participation.

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Highlights from the Lumos Youth Forum 2018


In 2018, Lumos Youth Advocates convened in London for their annual Youth Forum meeting. Every year, Lumos, the children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling, provides ...

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Our right to have our voice heard is priceless


In May 2019, elections will take place across the European Union to elect Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for the next five years. Children ...

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Lumos self-advocate Dumitriţa on the rights of persons with disabilities to inclusive education


Dumitriţa's speech for Leaving No-One Behind - best practices for transitioning from institutions to community care.

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In Our Lifetime: How Donors Can End The Institutionalisation Of Children


A report highlighting how donors can end the institutionalisation of children.

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#ChildrenCount17 Supporter Toolkit


Lumos, together with our partners, is bringing together experts, government representatives, donors and civil society organisations to come up with a solution to solve this ...

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Universal Periodic Review - Republic of Moldova Stakeholder report by Lumos


Lumos’ submission for the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Moldova for consideration by the Human Rights Council (HRC), at its 26th session, October-November ...

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Universal Periodic Review - Republic of Haiti Stakeholder report by Lumos


Lumos’ submission for the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Haiti for consideration by the Human Rights Council (HRC), at its 26th session, October-November ...

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Conference report for 'In Our Lifetime: Global Conference to End Institutionalisation of children'


Report of the conference, hosted by Lumos, which brought together bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, Foundations and Experts, to discuss how to end the institutionalisation ...

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Dollars & Sense – Supporting Children Outside of Family Care


This report highlights the critical gains the US government’s international assistance has made in protecting children and ensuring their right to family life. At the ...

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Children in Haiti: from institutions to families


This report, was distributed 26 June 2015, at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MAST), for a high-level seminar focusing on the challenge of ...

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Ensuring access to treatment for children with hydrocephalus


This report provides a summary of work undertaken by Lumos - together with governmental authorities, international partners, local medical professionals and families - to ensure ...

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Action to invest in inclusive education


Lumos has joined over 40 national and international organisations, including Light for the World, Plan International, and the International Disability Alliance, in endorsing a call ...

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EU and Haitian Government brought together by Lumos to fight child trafficking


SENIOR European Union figures will this week meet representatives from the Haitian Government in a ground-breaking event in Brussels aimed at generating EU support for ...

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J.K. Rowling shines a light on the eight million forgotten children in orphanages in global Facebook


Author and Founder of Lumos, J.K. Rowling, was interviewed live on Facebook by writer and broadcaster Lauren Laverne in London tonight to highlight the plight ...

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J.K. Rowling talks about her children’s non-profit organisation Lumos live on Facebook, Saturday 17


Founder of international children’s organisation Lumos, J. K. Rowling, will shine a light on millions of the world’s most disadvantaged children in orphanages this weekend, ...

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J.K Rowling and the Child in the Cage


JK Rowling was reading The Sunday Times one weekend in 2004 when she came across a picture of a child looking distressed, perhaps screaming. She ...

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World's NGOs including Lumos join in push to include all children in UN SDGs


More than 175 international children’s organisations and experts urge UN to count children living outside of families

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Lumos begins work with partners to bring about reform in Greece for institutionalised children


MORE than 70 policy makers, children’s welfare professionals and delegates from civil society organisations came together in Athens this week at a Lumos-hosted conference aimed ...

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Orphan Sunday: Returning Children to Family Care


On Orphan Sunday, November 8th, churches and congregations across the United States and the world will join in prayer and support for the world’s more ...

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Young Lumos self-advocates share their message of inclusion with global youth


THE VOICES of young people who have lived in institutions will ring out loud and clear tomorrow at a major international youth conference. Six Lumos-supported ...

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Lumos supports call for UN global development indicators to count vulnerable children


LUMOS and 53 of the world’s leading children’s organisations have called on the UN to ensure that children living outside of families are monitored and ...

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Children need families, not orphanages


J.K. Rowling narrates new film to highlight the plight of 8 million children in orphanages around the world. A powerful and thought-provoking new animated film ...

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Lumos welcomes inclusion of families in UN blueprint for global development


Draft of Sustainable Development Goals boosts cause of transforming the lives of eight million children in institutions. Lumos, J.K. Rowling’s international children’s organisation, today heralded ...

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Research brings hope to eight million children unnecessarily placed in the world’s orphanages


A new research partnership between J.K. Rowling’s international children’s organisation Lumos and a world-renowned Irish university will increase global momentum to transform the lives of ...

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The importance of the bond between mother and child


5 August 2015 in the Community Center building Lumos and Gen. Toshevo Municipality will organize an event aiming to highlight the importance of the bond ...

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Lumos Wins Top Charity Award


Lumos is honoured and delighted to have won the overall Charity of the Year award at the prestigious UK Charity Awards 2015, held in London ...

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Moldovan children to be guaranteed a life without fear of violence or neglect


Moldova’s Child Protection Strategy for 2014-2020 will ensure that its children grow up in a safe and protected environment, both in their homes and within ...

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J.K. Rowling lights up the Empire State Building to launch Lumos USA


J.K. Rowling today (April 9) lit up the iconic Empire State Building in New York to mark the launch of Lumos USA as part of ...

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JK Rowling: Isn’t it time we left orphanages to fairytales?


In December 2014, Lumos Founder and President J.K. Rowling wrote about why she founded Lumos, and how the investments of major donors and international aid ...

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Lumos CEO testifies at Australian Inquiry to Combat Modern Slavery


Today the trafficking of children through the orphanage tourism business has been under scrutiny as Lumos CEO, Georgette Mulheir, provided testimony at the Australian Parliamentary ...

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Lumos CEO presents at One Young World 2017


Bringing Light to Children in the Darkest of Places Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, spoke at the One Young World Summit 2017. At least 8 million ...

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Addressing Resistance to Change


Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, explains the resistance that is often faced when working to remove children from institutions and why we need to work with ...

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Vendy & Verca at UNESCO Youth Forum 2015


Foster sisters Vendy and Verca attended the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in October 2015. Watch here as they discuss inclusion and how they feel about ...

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Orphanages in Haiti


"To keep at home full-time it costs about 6-10 times less than keeping them in an institution". Georgette Mulheir explains why institutional 'care' is a ...

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A home for a new life – Living alongside families and friends


A group of Lumos’ self-advocates from Moldova, who had themselves experienced institutionalisation, answered these questions by creating this short film, ‘A home for a new ...

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Knock Knock, Anyone Home?: a performance from Lumos self-advocates


Watch Czech self-advocates perform their own devised piece Knock Knock, Anyone Home? to a captive audience and find out what motivates them in this short ...

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Behind the Walls


25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Lumos explodes the myth that orphanages are full of orphans. Our new film, Behind the Walls ...

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Georgette Mulheir's Ted Talk - 2012


Orphanages are costly and can cause irreparable mental and physical damage t children. So why are they still so ubiquitous? Watch Georgette's Ted Talk from ...

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Advancing Children’s Rights Through Advocacy in Ireland


A 4 page document describing the work of The Atlantic Philanthropies in funding activities to promote child rights in the Republic of Ireland and Northern ...

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Planning the transfer of resources


A 25 minute presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Luos CEO, as part of training on deinstitutionalisation. The presentation covers: transferring resources across from institutional care to ...

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Lumos DI training event 2016


A 2 minute film introducing a global Lumos training event on deinstitutionalisation. It ends with a call for global collaboration in advocating for the end ...

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In our Lifetime - the story of Moldova's children


A 5 minute film created by members of a Lumos child participation group in Moldova. The film shows children's experiences in institutional care and their ...

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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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The Chance of a Future for Children Born with Hydrocephalus


In some European countries, children born with certain disabilities are denied access to basic life-saving treatment. This may be because parents are given no information ...

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