Millions of children grow up in institutions needlessly – what can we do to change this?

“Visitors would spray themselves (with sanitiser) after touching me… it made me feel so low” says a child who grew up in an institution.

Institutional care is both expensive and ineffective, with high risks of violence and abuse. We also know that 80% of children placed in institutions globally have at least one living parent. Despite this, money continues to flow from Sweden to institutions around the world. What are the driving forces behind this and what is best for the children? How do we change this?

Within the framework of our dream project “Ur askan i elden”, financed by the Swedish Postcode Lottery, we invite you to a conversation in Almedalen where we tell you about our work to give children the chance to grow up with their relatives.

Britta Holmberg, Program Manager and Deputy Secretary General of the World Childhood Foundation.
Daniel Grahn, Secretary General of Erikshjälpen
Anders Malmstigen, International Program Manager Erikshjälpen
Charlotte Rydh, Secretary General of Giva Sweden

🗓️ June 30, 2023
📍Barnrättstorget (Visby)
🕙10:00 – 10:45

For more information please contact:
Charles Mingo Bennström, Press & PR Manager World Childhood Foundation
+46(0)734 22 04 42,

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