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Ending the institutionalisation of 240,000 children across Latin America and the Caribbean


Today, Lumos and the British Embassy in Panama brought together global and regional child protection experts to discuss strategies to tackle the institutionalisation of children ...

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Lumos 'Turning Words into Action'


A 2 minute cartoon showing children with intellectual disabilities trying to get their voices heard around deinstitutionalisation in Bulgaria.

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Making Change Happen


A 6 minute video describing Lumos' work on deinstitutionalisation, with a focus on Europe/ Bulgaria and Moldova. It touches on the processes of deinstitutionalisation; the ...

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Ensuring the transfer of resources in different settings


A 4 minute presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, as part of training on deinstitutionalisation. The presentation covers transferring resources from institutional care to community ...

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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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Why do institutions still proliferate?


A 30 minute film with presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, as part of training on deinstitutionalisation. The presentation includes case studies and covers: why ...

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Moving to My New Home II - English


A workbook for children to help them understand what will happen when the institution they are in closes down and they return to their families ...

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Moving to My New Home - Romanian


A workbook for children to help them understand what will happen when the institution they are in closes down and they return to their families ...

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Moving to My New Home - Bulgarian


A workbook for children to help them understand what will happen when the institution they are in closes down and they return to their families ...

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Moving to My New Home - Russian


A workbook for children to help them understand what will happen when the institution they are in closes down and they return to their families ...

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Moving to My New Home - English


A workbook for children to help them understand what will happen when the institution they are in closes down and they return to their families ...

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Warwick Davis: Transforming inclusive education in Moldova


A 3 minute film showing Lumos Ambassador and actor Warwick Davis, visiting a special education centre funded by Lumos in Moldova. The unit helps children ...

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Warwick Davis: A family reunited


A 3 minute film showing Lumos Ambassador and actor Warwick Davis visiting a family with children who have been reintegrated from institutional care. The children ...

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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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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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25 years after the fall of the berlin wall


25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, J.K. Rowling’s charity Lumos explodes myth that orphanages are full of orphans.

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Global child care professionals attend Lumos training in London


More than 30 senior child care professionals from 17 countries come together in London today to receive world-leading training in reform to close orphanages and ...

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Taking Responsibility For Institutionalising Children


Last week, Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, made what appeared to be a genuine apology for the Irish State’s role in the ...

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The 10 Elements of Deinstitutionalisation


Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, outlines the 10 elements of DI.

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Top Tips in Ending the Institutionalisation of Children


Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, offers her expert advice on how to approach the DI process.

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The Time is Now – Ending Institutionalisation of Children Globally


Introductory report into institutionalisation covering the problems of institutional care and the potential of orphanages and residential care to negatively impact the lives of children. ...

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Closing Krushari


Krushari was the most notorious and largest state institution in Bulgaria for children with severe and complex disabilities. Our latest film Closing Krushari, gives an ...

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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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Lumos In Greece In 2017


Lumos has recently completed a significant review of the current system of care for vulnerable children across a large area of Greece. The findings from ...

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Ion's Story


Ion was nine years old when his mother died. His father moved away and was unable to be traced and his older sister was married ...

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The misery of disabled children in institutions


Millions of institutionalised children live in shadows and darkened rooms, hidden from the outside world, with no power over their lives and little hope of ...

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The 1st of June: What it Means to a Child’s Identity and the Right to Family and Future


In many countries, the 1st of June is celebrated as international children’s day. Over my years working to end the institutionalization of children, I have ...

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25 Years since the fall of the Berlin Wall - Bulgaria


The fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago turned into a symbol of the end of totalitarian times when the institutions for children were ...

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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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IDDC and Lumos at the European Development Days


A joint event by Lumos and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) on deinstitutionalisation and inclusive education for children earlier this month at the ...

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The beginning of the end for orphanage ‘care’ in Haiti


Lumos starts work on joint programme to reform care services for vulnerable children and families in Haiti by 2030. Haiti will this week play host ...

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Has life improved for children with disabilities under Bulgaria’s reformed care services?


Reform of child care and protection systems in Bulgaria has taken an important step forward with the start of assessments of more than 1000 children ...

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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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Ensuring the right to a family for every child in Moldova


The Republic of Moldova had reduced the number of children separated from families in institutional care by more than 80% since the country began an ...

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Lumos co-hosts conference to highlight progress of reform of services for vulnerable children


New film released by Lumos on the closure of Krushari - Bulgaria’s largest institution for children with disabilities

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De-institutionalising and Transforming Children’s Services – a guide to good practice


The guidance in this manual is based on 2013 best practices in deinstitutionalising children from residential care, identified from the experience of childcare professionals across ...

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Ending institutionalisation: Moving from an institution to a community


This report shares outcomes of a group of 1,292 children and young people with disabilities who have transitioned out of large residential institutions (institutions) into ...

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An analysis of the financing of the deinstitutionalisation process in Bulgaria


The 2015 report looks at the strategy and finances required to work towards deinstitutionalisation in Bulgaria. The financing of the reform is in itself complex, ...

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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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Universal periodic review – Bulgaria 2015


In 2009, Lumos began working with the Bulgarian State Agency for Child Protection as it planned its reforms of residential child care, which involved 137 ...

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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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Empowering families in Haiti #WeAreLumos


A 3 minute film on Lumos' work on institutional care in Haiti. It covers the poor quality of institutional care; the reasons why children are ...

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Why children are in orphanages in Haiti


A short film in which Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, explains that many children in Haiti are in institutional care because of poverty.

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Children Need Families Not Orphanages


A 3.5 minute animation narrated by JK Rowling. Covers: attachment and the importance of being within a family; reasons for entry into alternative care - ...

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Changing Attitudes


A 1 minute film in which the director of an institution in the Czech Republic describes how Lumos has helped him to understand the value ...

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Reuniting Families


A 1 minute film where a mother from Moldova described how Lumos helped in the reintegration of her son from institutional care. The film also ...

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Moving to My New Home - Czech


A workbook for children to help them understand what will happen when the institution they are in closes down and they return to their families ...

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Warwick Davis visits Lumos Programmes in Moldova #CareDay


A 3 minute film showing Lumos Ambassador and actor Warwick Davis, visiting children who have left institutional care and entered small group homes as a ...

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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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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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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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Lumos Response to EC Communication on future ACP – EU relations


Lumos (2017), Lumos' response to EC communication on future ACP-EU relations. 12 page document responding to the publication of the "Joint Communication to the European ...

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Lumos position on the European Pillar on Social Rights


Lumos (2017), Lumos' position on the European Pillar on Social Rights. An 8 page document highlighting Lumos' response to a consultation on the European Pillar ...

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


Lumos (2017), Lumos' recommendations to the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU: Protecting the most vulnerable children, inside and outside of Europe. An ...

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Lumos expands reach into Colombia


Lumos today announced its expansion into Colombia, following the growth of its programmes in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. This progress, following the ...

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Warwick Davis: Your support is changing lives #WeAreLumos


A 1 minute video in which Lumos Ambassador and actor, Warwick Davis, thanks people for contributing to the 'We are Lumos' campaign and asks for ...

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What's wrong with institutions?


Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, explains the various ways in which institutions are harmful to children's health and development. This is part of a series of ...

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What can go wrong with deinstitutionalisation?


A 10 minute presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, as part of training on deinstitutionalisation of children. This presentation covers common mistakes and problems in ...

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Le Financement des Orphelinats aux Frais des Droits des Enfants


Lumos (2017)Funding Haitian orphanages at the cost of children's rights." 48 page research report on institutional care in Haiti. Covers the funding of orphanages, including ...

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The 10 Elements of Deinstitutionalisation


A 17 minute presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, as part of training on deinstitutionalisation. The presentation covers common challenges to deinstitutionalisation and Lumos' model ...

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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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Warwick Davis discovers the reality of life in an institution #wearelumos


A 2.5 minute film showing Lumos Ambassador and actor Warwick Davis' reaction to having visited institutional care in Moldova. He explores the harm cased by ...

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Funding Haitian Orphanages at the Cost of Children's Rights


Lumos (2017)Funding Haitian orphanages at the cost of children's rights." A 48 page research report on institutional care in Haiti. Covers the funding of orphanages, ...

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What is Deinstitutionalisation?


Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, explains the definition of deinstitutionalisation (DI) and outlines the steps that the process should involve.

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Funding Haitian Orphanages at the Cost of Children's Rights


This report presents an overview of the pattern of foreign donor support to children in Haitian orphanages, the estimated flows in financial and other support ...

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Transforming Care for the Most Vulnerable in Jordan


Over the past three years, Lumos has been providing advice and training to Jordan, specifically to the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with ...

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Sonya’s Story


Short film (2 minutes) telling the story of Sonya and her son from Bulgaria: When Sonya’s baby was born in 2015, she was told by ...

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Closing Krushari


Short film (4 minutes) highlighting Lumos' work in closing down the Krushari institution: This was the most notorious and largest state institution in Bulgaria for ...

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Behind the Walls


Short film (4 minutes) about the on-going widespread use of institutional care, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall and the subsequent discovery ...

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Orphanages in Haiti


Short film (4 minutes) describing institutional care in Haiti. Discusses the reasons for entry into institutional care (poverty, lack of access to education or health ...

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Lumos self-advocates attend the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum 2015


Short film (5 minutes) showing Lumos supported self-advocates ( young care leavers (including those with disabilities)) at the UNESCO Youth Forum 2015. Young people share ...

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