Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Where There’s Real Political Will, There’s Real Inclusion'' by Judith Klein

Where There’s Real Political Will, There’s Real Inclusion October 25, 2010 | by Judith Klein

A very interesting and insightful post by Judith Klein
"Where There’s Real Political Will, 
There’s Real Inclusion"

Child welfare reform is well underway in the country of Georgia. Reformists have been busy establishing programs to keep children in their communities rather than shipping them off to institutions. So it was puzzling when USAID announced it would give Georgia $8 million to renovate orphanages and other institutions for children in the country. Many children’s rights advocates were poised for the worst, fearing a regression in the country back to the days of warehousing children.
And then something amazing happened. Something so amazing that in the 15 years I have been doing this work, I have never heard of such a thing. more

About Judith Klein

Judith E. Klein, JD, has been the director for the Mental Health Initiative since 2000, and has worked for the Open Society Foundations on mental disability since 1995.

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