Take Action: The Media
National and global media companies, both print and broadcast, have the power to give widespread publicity to the needs and rights of poor and vulnerable children, and to mobilise awareness and support. With this power comes the responsibility to look carefully at the type of support provided and ensure that it lends its support to ethical and rights-based initiatives.
Calling on journalists and presenters
We call on all journalists, broadcasters, editors and producers to help channel public support for vulnerable children towards projects that recognise and act on children's rights, rather than those that deny them those rights. Publishing and broadcasting stories that generate a positive response to orphanages and the orphanage systems denies children their right to life in a family, and indirectly causes children harm and reduces their opportunities to live in a loving family environment. We call on the media to highlight and support charitable projects that keep children in families, rather than support projects that keep them separated from their families
Please support the REPLACE Campaign. Our objective is to get all children who are in orphanages placed into loving families and to prevent those who are at risk, from going into orphanages.