In an increasingly globalized world migrants moving across national or internal borders are leaving their families behind. What is the impact on children's lives? What are the implications for affected societies? This website gathers key information on children of European and Chinese migration, including pictures, press reports, NGO-led activism, research trends, and more. Help us to expand our knowldge by sending yoru suggestions!
The EU has at least 500,000 million children left behind, it was claimed at a recent conference supported by the European Parliament. Most are concentrated in few eastern countries and regions, though.
Find out more on the representatives of national and local authorities from EU Member States, representatives of national and European NGOs, and academics who attended the event and the ongoing advocacy initiatives they support.
There is no doubt that international and internal migration has contributed to lift millions out of poverty. However, it is also affecting the life of many children, as their parents often chose to migrate without them. The EU and China have both their share of children left behind. Find here resource useful to compare problems and and identify positive initiatives to support these children in both regions.
The plight of children left behind in Central and Eastern Europe is raised at the 6th annual European Forum on the Rights of the Child (Brussels, 23 November 2011). Parental choices as well as EU member states social policies are confirmed serious obstacles to the migration of family units. (Additional details on the event on http://ec.europa.eu/justice/events/child-forum/index.html)
More than 23 million "left-behind" children are under the age of five and may suffer from psychological disorders due to lack of parental care, it was reported at the recent “2011 International Conference on Early Childhood Development” (15-16 November).
Bērnu forums is a Latvian NGO specialised in advocacy and capacity building. It works closely with the national and local government to promote children's righs and has raised the issue of guardianship of children left behind.
Unattended but Not Undernourished: Young Children Left Behind in Rural China, a report by Alan de Brauw and Ren Mu, show that the rural children of a parent or parents who migrate to cities may actually benefit.
Touching 'family pictures' of Chinese migrants who have left their kids and elderly behind. One of these Xinhua pictures has recently been awarded the third place in the 2011 Picture of the Year international competion (see http://www.poyi.org/69/09/third_01.php )
This article reports on the psychosocial development of children in rural China, comparing the outcomes of children of migrant parents and children of non-migrant ones. The study also looks at health and education.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.