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Catholic Relief Services Named Semi-finalist in Competition for $100 Million Grant


A proposal developed with Lumos and Maestral International Will Help Children Living in Orphanages Around the World.

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J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne Captivate Audience with Conversation


J.K. Rowling, author, screenwriter and founder of international children’s organization, Lumos, and Academy Award®-winning actor, Eddie Redmayne opened a much–anticipated special advance screening of Warner ...

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Global chance to win flights and tickets to advance screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find


J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne to attend event benefiting non-profit children’s organization Lumos.

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Last remaining Tickets Released for special Advance Screening of the Film Fantastic Beast


The highly anticipated November 12th family event at Carnegie Hall will include a conversation between J.K. Rowling and actor Eddie Redmayne, along with an appearance ...

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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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Lumos CEO To Deliver September 15th Briefing on the Worsening State of Haiti’s Orphanages


New research shows a strengthening link between for-profit orphanages and child trafficking.

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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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Last chance to get tickets to special Lumos gala performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


J.K. Rowling’s charity, Lumos, and the producers of the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened recently at London West End’s Palace ...

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Lumos gala tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Lumos and the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have today released further tickets to the gala performance of the play, in an ...

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J.K. Rowling to attend special screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


NEW YORK, NY -- Lumos Foundation USA, author J.K. Rowling’s international non-profit children's organization--announced today that J.K. Rowling will join Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne ...

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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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Lumos Accelerates Push to Count All Children


The international child’s rights organization also joins missions of Jordan, Poland, UNICEF and UNFPA in call to end violence against children with disabilities

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J.K. Rowling to attend special gala performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Lumos and the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play are hosting a special gala performance of the new stage play to benefit ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Is the global child protection community prioritising family care?


Lumos, the international children’s charity founded by J.K. Rowling, has welcomed the publication of an authoritative international survey of scientific evidence proving that life in ...

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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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Inclusive Education: From Aspiration to Reality


Children in Moldova have celebrated the success of educational reforms which mean thousands of pupils with disabilities and special needs are now taught in mainstream ...

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J.K. Rowling: international aid can help end the institutionalisation of children ‘in our lifetime’


Author launches #LetsTalkLumos campaign for eight million children in institutions or orphanages, of whom over 80 per cent have living parents.

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Lumos chief executive ‘one of world’s most influential social workers’


Decades of work by Lumos CEO Georgette Mulheir to help some of the world’s most vulnerable children have been recognised by her inclusion on an ...

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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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Lumos Named a Finalist in MacArthur 100&Change Competition


Lumos, along with partners, Catholic Relief Services and Maestral International, has been chosen as one of four finalists in 100&Change, a global competition for a ...

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J.K. Rowling, Eddie Redmayne and Zoe Kravitz show support for Lumos fundraising campaign


J.K. Rowling, Eddie Redmayne, Zoe Kravitz and Evanna Lynch, plus a host of other stars, have taken to social media to support a fundraising campaign ...

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Lumos launches CrowdRise fundraiser


Lumos Foundation USA announced a CrowdRise fundraiser via Facebook and live on Twitter on the evening of August 14 featuring Lumos' CEO, Georgette Mulheir and ...

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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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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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What literacy can do for children in institutions


We may just about grasp the challenges faced by a very poor Romanian family with five children, including a daughter in a wheelchair, when they ...

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NGOs Ramp up Push for Better UN Data


Desperately poor and bereft at the death of his wife, Daniel’s father made the only choice he could for his six-year-old son. But Daniel, afraid ...

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‘Proud beyond words’: Lumos, 2015 overall winner of the Charity Awards


Lumos Foundation had never entered an awards competition before this year. So its staff were astounded to win the overall award at the Charity Awards, ...

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European Commission and Lumos highlight the link between trafficking and children in institutions


In light of the EU Anti-trafficking Day, the issue of orphanage trafficking is being examined at a high-level discussion hosted by the Cabinet of Neven ...

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Orphan Sunday: a time to remember orphans around the world


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 orphans, ...

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Children Should Not Have to Sacrifice Their Right to a Family to Receive an Education


"I lived for five years in an institution. The time I spent there seemed like an eternity. I felt like I was in a dark ...

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100 and Change Could Change Everything


A proposal from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) – developed in conjunction with Lumos and Maestral International - to move children out of orphanages and into ...

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J.K. Rowling in conversation with Eddie Redmayne at Carnegie Hall


"What's happening across the developed world is, disaster hits and families are immediately pulled apart. We'll take those children from you - now imagine that, ...

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Warwick Davis visits Lumos Programmes in Moldova


"There are still far too many children in orphanages around the world and, we need to change that." Join Warwick Davis on his journey through ...

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Children Need Families Not Orphanages


In 2015 Lumos produced a new animation, narrated by J.K. Rowling. Listen to Lumos Founder and President J.K. Rowling talk about the impact of life ...

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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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MacArthur Foundation 100 and Change Final Event


Lumos, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services and Maestral International, presented the case for 'Changing The Way We Care' at the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change finalists ...

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Changing The Way We Care


Lumos, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services and Maestral International, presented the case for 'Changing The Way We Care' at the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change finalists ...

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MacArthur 100&Change Winner Announced


Lumos is delighted to congratulate the winners of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition - International Rescue Committee and the Sesame Workshop. Their proposal to educate ...

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