The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children – a pan-European campaign advocating for strengthening families and ending institutional care – is supporting the international human rights organisation Mental Disability Advocacy Center in their call for the nationwide closure of institutions in Hungary.
Strengthening families and tackling child poverty goes hand-in-hand with ending institutional care for children, writes Jana Hainsworth for Euractiv.
As you return to your families to celebrate Christmas, take a few minutes to consider this. Hundreds of thousands of children across Europe are growing up, away from their families, in institutional care.
The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children progress report reflects on campaign’s achievements towards making a positive difference for hundreds of thousands of children across Europe during Phase I. With larger partnership and extended geography, it describes campaign’s transition into the second phase which is expected to run until the end of 2018.