Sunday, June 25, 2017

Armenia: Kids Stuck in Institutions, Armenian orphanages to be closed needlessly separated from families

Armenia is dedicated to closing down it's state run and private orphanages.  Special needs children will have more accessibility to community based programs for their special needs.  Or worse their parental rights relinquished and sold/adopted to America or other adoption syndicates.  Italy is the best, adoptive parents don't pay for "children" their government handles all the arrangements with the social services of Armenia.

Armenia: Children Isolated, Needlessly Separated from Families

Close Orphanages; Ensure Accessible Services, Education for all in communities.  

From Human Rights Watch

(Yerevan) – Thousands of children in Armenia are needlessly separated from their parents and placed in institutions due to disability or poverty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should urgently provide community-based services and quality, inclusive education so that all children, including children with disabilities, can grow up in a family.    
The 102-page report, “‘When Will I Get to Go Home?’ Abuses and Discrimination against Children in Institutions and Lack of Access to Quality Inclusive Education in Armeniadocuments how thousands of children in Armenia live in orphanages, residential special schools for children with disabilities, and other institutions. They often live there for years, separated from their families. More than 90 percent of children in residential institutions in Armenia have at least one living parent. Human Rights Watch also found that the Armenian government is not doing enough to ensure quality, inclusive education for all children. Inclusive education involves children with disabilities studying in their community schools with reasonable support for academic and other achievement.
“The government of Armenia has made some bold commitments to reduce the number of children in institutions, but needs to make sure those promises are backed by serious, sustained action,” said Jane Buchanan, associate Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch and author of the report. “All children have the right to grow up in a family, and government and donor resources should support families and children, not large institutions.”

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