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Incomplete data fails millions of the world’s most vulnerable children Written by Merel Krediet, Advocacy and Campaigns Officer 07/03/2017

THE UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promise to ‘leave no-one behind’ but gaps in global data mean some of the most vulnerable of the world’s population – children living outside...

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I’ve worked for the Lumos Communications Team in London for nearly three years. During this time, I’ve worked on numerous campaigns, but when a London Marathon place came up and I was given the...
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As we plan to celebrate this festive season with our families, please spare a thought for the estimated 8 million children who are in institutions worldwide. For many, Christmas is just another...

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Only together can adults and children make sure children’s lives are fulfilled and supported Closing speech of self-advocate Mihaela Ivanova at #AlternativeCare2016 05/10/2016
At #AlternativeCare2016, Lumos self-advocate Mihaela Ivanova gave her concluding remarks to assembled delegates on the final day fo the conference. These are her words....
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"Hello and welcome to this very special gala performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! I’m not going to detain you long and there will be no spoilers. I really couldn’t be prouder of what...

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Learning the truth about Haitian Orphanages Written by Jamie McMutrie, Co-Founder of Haitian Families First 25/08/2016

Written by Jamie McMutrie, Co-Founder of Haitian Families First

I first travelled to Haiti in 2003, age 22, as a volunteer and found...

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Remembering a great champion of the rights of disabled people in the UK, Lord Rix By Sir Roger Singleton Managing Director of Lumos 25/08/2016

By Sir Roger Singelton, Managing Director of Lumos 

I was saddened to hear recently of the death of my old friend –...

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Ensuring the Right to a Family for Every Child Young people's address to the participants at an international conference in Moldova 02/06/2016


In May 2016, self-advocates from both Lumos and Partnerships for Every Child child-participation groups devised and delivered an address to an international conference, celebrating...
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By Aneta Teneva, Lumos Child Participation Officer, Bulgaria
Veliko’s story did not begin in 2012, but this was the year that a new door opened...
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By George Nikolaidis, Advocacy and Networking Consultant for Lumos in Greece.
It is beyond...
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by Lumos Czech Republic Director Petra Kacirkova.
The basic principle in making judgements in the...
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By Roger Singleton, Managing Director or Lumos

Across the globe, an estimated eight million children live in...
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By Irina Malanciuc, Lumos Country Director, Republic of Moldova

Education is essential to child development, not only...

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by Lumos Czech Republic Director ...

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By Gillian Huebner, U.S. Director of Policy and Advocacy.

"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 maze where...

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By Gillian Huebner, Lumos US Director of Policy and Advocacy. 

On Orphan Sunday, November 8th, churches and congregations across the United States and the world will join in prayer and...

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