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Australia's 'stolen' children get apology but no cash
McMahon, Barbara
Article
2008
The Guardian
The stolen generations were Aboriginal children - mainly mixed race - who were removed from their families and sent to institutions or adopted into white families during the last century. Some childre...
Baby remains found in mass grave at ex-Irish orphanage
Article
2017
Al Jazeera
Remains of children ranging from new-born to three-years-old discovered in the sewers of a former children's home run by the Roman Catholic Church.
Bethany Home
Wikipedia article
Article
Bethany Home (sometimes called Bethany House or Bethany Mother and Child Home) was a residential home in Dublin, Ireland mainly for women of the Protestant faith, who were convicted of petty theft, pr...
Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home
Wikipedia article
Article
The Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, St Mary's Mother and Baby Home, or simply The Home, was a maternity home for unmarried mothers and their children that operated between 1925 and 1961 in Tuam, Cou...
Broken Circle
Fontaine, Theodore
Film/Video
2011
The Tyee
A two-part excerpt from Theodore Fontaine's book Broken Circle, a memoir of surviving the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School in Manitoba -- and pursuing his own path to healing.
Criminalizing First-Graders
Arrested and Handcuffed for Tantrums
Brauchli, Christopher
Article
2010
CounterPunch
All across the nation, schools have adopted draconian zero-tolerance policies that treat children like criminals and turn schools into prison-like environments.
Duplessis Orphans
Wikipedia article
Article
The Duplessis Orphans (French: les Orphelins de Duplessis) were the victims of a scheme in which approximately 20,000 orphaned children were falsely certified as mentally ill by the government of the ...
Ely Hospital
Wikipedia article
Article
Wikipedia
Ely Hospital was a large psychiatric institution near Cardiff, Wales which closed in 1996.The hospital was the subject of an inquiry set up by Brian Abel-Smith into abuse of patients in 1969 after all...
Endemic rape and abuse of Irish children in Catholic care, inquiry finds
McDonald, Henry
Article
2009
The Guardian
Beatings and humiliation by nuns and priests were common at institutions that held up to 30,000 children, Ryan report states.
Forced adoption in Australia
Wikipedia article
Article
Forced adoption was the practice of taking the babies of unmarried mothers against their will and putting them up for adoption.
Forgotten Australians
Wikipedia article
Article
Wikipedia
Forgotten Australians is a contested term applied by some to the estimated 500,000 children and child migrants who experienced care in institutions or outside a home setting in Australia during the 20...
Galway historian reveals truth behind 800 orphans in mass grave
O'Doherty, Cahir
Unclassified
2014
IrishCentral
There is a growing international scandal around the history of The Home, a grim 1840's workhouse in Tuam in Galway built on seven acres that was taken over in 1925 by the Bon Secours sisters, who turn...
The Gladys We Never Knew
Knickerbocker, Nancy
Article
2015
The Tyee
According to the Vital Statistics Act document entitled ''RETURN OF DEATH OF AN INDIAN,'' Gladys Chapman was 12 years, 10 months, and 12 days old on April 29, 1931, when she died in Royal Inland Hospi...
Home Children
Wikipedia article
Article
Wikipedia
Home Children was the child migration scheme founded by Annie MacPherson in 1869, under which more than 100,000 children were sent from the United Kingdom to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South ...
Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future
Summary of the final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Article
2015
The summary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: the product of a five-year process of hearing from survivors and compiling evidence. The report calls the schools agents of ...
Hundreds of Scottish Orphanage Children Allegedly Buried in Mass Grave
High infant mortality rate and allegations of abuse raise suspicions of Smyllum Park in Lanark, once run by Catholic nuns
Bowcott, Owen
Article
2017
The Guardian
The Scottish child abuse inquiry is to investigate claims that the bodies of at least 400 children from an orphanage once run by Catholic nuns are buried in an unmarked mass grave.The Smyllum Park orp...
Jersey child abuse investigation 2008
Wikipedia article
Article
Wikipedia
The Jersey child abuse investigation 2008 was an investigation into historic child abuse in Jersey.
The Mother Behind the Galway Children's Mass Grave Story
'I Want to Know Who's Down There'
Gentleman, Amelia
Article
2014
The Guardian
It was amateur historian Catherine Corless's painstaking research that brought news of the children's mass grave in Tuam to the world's attention. She tells how her search for the truth turned her lif...
North Wales child abuse scandal
Wikipedia article
Article
Wikipedia
The North Wales child abuse scandal was the subject of a three-year, £13 million investigation into the physical and sexual abuse of children in care homes in the counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd, in Nor...
Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry
Wikipedia article
Article
Wikipedia
The 2014-2016 Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, often referred to as the HIA Inquiry, is the largest inquiry into historical institutional sexual and physical abuse of children ...
Ordeal of Australia's child migrants
Bryant, Nick
Article
2009
BBC News
The story of the British child migrants sent to Australia has been described as a history of lies, deceit, cruelty and official disinterest and neglect.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 31, 2014
Truth, justice and reconciliation
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
Connexions
Articles on truth, justice and reconciliation efforts in countries affected by civil war or internal conflict; Bone Collectors: the fate of the remains of Australian aboriginal people stolen from thei...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 5, 2015
Residential schools
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices focuses on residential schools. As documented by the just-released report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, residential schools were set up to forcibly 'assim...
Our Spirits Don't Speak English
Richie, Chip (director)
Film/Video
2008
A documentary film about the Native American boarding schools.
Police Say Tasering 8-Year-Old Native American Girl Was Justified
Article
2014
Counter Current News
The mother of an 8-year-old Native American girl is suing police who maintain that they were justified in using a taser on the child. The family lives in Pierre, South Dakota and belong to the Rosebud...
Still Surviving: Reconciliation Through Everyday Rebellion
Mast, Meghan
Article
2015
The Tyee
Residential school survivors rebuild through small acts of hope and resistance.
Stolen Generations
Wikipedia article
Article
Wikipedia
The Stolen Generations (also known as Stolen Children) were the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and ...
Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children
Nightmare in the Occupied Territories
Abbas, Ziad
Article
2013
CounterPunch
About 500-700 children are arrested by the Israeli occupation every year, according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. These children face a policy designed to kill their spirit and shut...
Uk needs modern mosques
The third generation of British Muslims still don't have mosques that teach compassion and citizenship
Baig, Anila
Article
2011
The Guardian
An Islamic woman's opinion column mourns the lack of modern mosques in England. She discusses her search for a place where her children could learn Arabic and how to read the Qu'ran without facing vio...
UN Battle to 'Shame' Israel Over Abuse of Children
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
Palestinian solidarity groups have taken to social media to step up the pressure on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to include Israel for the first time on a "shame list" of serious viola...

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