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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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Over 60 Organizations Come Together at Children Count Summit


More than 90 international representatives from over 60 private and public sectors convened in New York City last week for the Children Count summit. The ...

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Child exploitation in Haiti’s orphanages


On June 21-22, 2017, Haiti – ranked eighth in the world for human trafficking – held its first annual conference to combat trafficking. The Haitian ...

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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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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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Lumos’ Inclusive Education Unit in Ialoveni, Moldova


Twenty-two children with severe and complex disabilities from the Ialoveni region of Moldova will now learn alongside their peers in a mainstream school. Fifteen of ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bringing hope to children in Greek institutions


Lumos welcomes meeting of Greek Government representatives with EU officials to discuss reform of child care services

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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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Protecting children from neglect and abuse: Serbian young people with disabilities show the way


An innovative booklet created by children and young people with intellectual disabilities to help their peers understand neglect and abuse has been launched in a ...

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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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Global Forum attracts world experts on child development


Senior Lumos figures with wide-ranging expertise in child welfare and development are taking part in a prestigious international academic event in the Czech Republic this ...

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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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Survey of professional short-term foster carers in Czech Republic shows foster care can help


A survey of nearly half of all short-term foster carers in the Czech Republic has shown that, with the right support, they can offer a ...

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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 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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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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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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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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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 celebrates the opening of a new Family Support Room at Dobrich Hospital


Lumos is proud to be involved in the opening of a new room at Dobrich Hospital in Bulgaria today, which will facilitate support services for ...

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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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Alternative Family Care in Practice


Lumos’s team in the Czech Republic, in conjunction with Dr Gabriela Pecková, MP, are holding an important seminar in the country’s parliament in Prague on ...

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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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Ground-breaking Agreement Will Strengthen Moldova’s Future


Moldova’s children in adversity have received a major boost with the signing of an agreement between the Moldovan Government and the Global Alliance for Children, ...

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Voices of Disability Echo Around the World


Talented young people with intellectual disabilities and a passionate belief in their right to have a voice in decisions affecting their lives will tell their ...

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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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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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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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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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Bonnie Wright and Evanna Lynch visit Lumos programmes in Haiti


In 2016 Lumos Ambassadors Bonnie Wright and Evanna Lynch visited Haiti where 300,000 children are currently living in orphanages.

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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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