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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO introduces Lumos


A short explanation of why children are in institutional care and how many children are living in orphanages and other institutions by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos ...

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Georgette Mulheir explains why the modern slavery act is important to children in orphanages


A 1 minute presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, on why the modern slavery act is important to children in orphanages.

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Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO explains how orphanages can fuel the trafficking business


A 1 minute presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, on how children are being trafficked into orphanages to raise funds from foreign volunteers and donors, ...

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Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO explains the impact of voluntourism


A 1.5 minute presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, on the problems associated with volunteering in orphanages.

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Natalia's story


A 1 minute video of a woman called Natalia from Moldova describing how she had to place her son into institutional care because of poverty.

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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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Czech Republic - Working with Children and Young People


A 2.5 minute film of a series of short animations made by young people after they had visited an institution for children with disabilities in ...

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Voices Against Institutions


A 4 minute film using children's drawings and words to describe the harm caused by institutional care.

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Our Interests and Our Freedom to Enjoy Them


A 3.5 minute animation made by two children from the Czech Republic - one in an institution and one in family. The film was made ...

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Stanley's Story #MothersDay


A 1 minute film describing the story of Stanley, a child in institutional care in Haiti who was placed in care following the earthquake/ due ...

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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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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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