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Children Wrongly Placed in Adoption System

  • Social affairs
  • Youth
  • Human Rights

SOFIA - Adoption is often linked to poor countries in the global South. Yet Flanders and the Netherlands adopt children from other European countries, such as Bulgaria and Hungary. This cross-border research shows that Roma children in these countries face discrimination and fall into the adoption system due to stigma, poverty and lack of support for families. 

The Pains of Au Pair in Accommodation for Foreign Families

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking
  • Youth

JAKARTA / AMSTERDAM - It sounded so appealing to become an Au Pair in Europe on paper. Unsurprisingly a website like AuPairWorld.com, which matches au pairs and host families, displays hundreds of profiles of young women advertising their baby-sitting skills.  

Planet B

  • Armed conflict
  • Healthcare
  • Youth

BRUSSELS - Two young people are growing up in a world that is destroying itself. They each seek their own path and test how far they are willing to go in their actions.

How do you spell home?

  • Culture
  • Social affairs
  • Youth

MECHELEN - Youth care center Juneco is a multicultural hub that houses 15 unaccompanied foreign minors aged 12 to 18 in Belgium. The young people grow up here without their families, creating close friendships.

Oostakker's forgotten sex scandal

  • Youth
  • Justice
  • Education

OOSTAKKER - November 1967. The police raid the Martens-Sotteau orphanage in Oostakker. Following the report of a social worker, it is suspected that the children there are being abused. Father O., Capuchin and confessor, and the guardian P.J. were arrested.

Wicket Belgium

  • Culture
  • Youth
  • Sport

BRUSSELS - The photo report gives an insight into cricket, an underexposed sport in Belgium.

Healing

  • Youth
  • Politics
  • Cities

UKRAINE - Is there room for healing and recovery in the midst of wartime? With that question, photographer Emiel Petrovitch and writer Johannes Decat traveled to Ukraine. Their answers are contained in a series of articles.

Child Abuse in a Minority Community

  • Cities
  • Justice
  • Youth

BUDAPEST - In our articles, we were able to map the institutional background of how the sexual violence committed against a 15-year-old former foster child was covered up at a church-run institution.

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De guys from Vila Cruzeiro

  • Youth
  • Justice
  • Organised crime

RIO DE JANEIRO - Vila Cruzeiro is one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums. People are living in poverty surrounded by a drug war. After far-right president Jair Bolsonaro took office, shootings between police and traffickers are much more frequent. Violence in the neighbourhoods is only increasing.

War Through The Eyes Of Children. The Ukrainian-Georgian Experience

  • Armed conflict
  • Cities
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Politics
  • Youth

ZUGDIDI - As a result of the ongoing conflict in 1992-93, Zugdidi hosted the largest number of IDPs, the material prepared within the framework of the project is based on the personal memories of some of them.  

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