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  1. Australia's 'stolen' children get apology but no cash
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    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 children were snatched from their mother's arms, others were taken under the guise of court orders.
  2. Baby remains found in mass grave at ex-Irish orphanage
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    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.
  3. The Best of The Nation
    Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    An anthology of articles from The Nation.
  4. Bethany Home
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: 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, prostitution, infanticide, as well as women who were pregnant out of wedlock, and the children of these women.
  5. Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: 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, County Galway, Ireland. It was run by the Bon Secours Sisters, a Catholic religious order of nuns. Thousands of unwed pregnant women were sent there to give birth. Some of the poorer women were afterwards forced to work without pay, in reimbursement for some of the services rendered. Their children were separated from them and cared for by the nuns until they could be adopted. In 2012, local historian Catherine Corless published an article revealing that 796 babies and toddlers had died at the Home during its years of operation. Her research led her to conclude that almost all had been buried in an unmarked and unregistered collective grave at the Home, some of them in a septic tank.
  6. Broken Circle
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2011
    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.
  7. Campaign Life Coalition
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  8. Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists (CAPCT)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  9. Communism and the Family (Part One)
    The Marxist Approach to Women's Liberation

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Replacing the family with collective institutions is the most radical aspect of the communist program and will bring about the deepest, most sweeping changes in daily life, not least for children.
  10. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 2 - May 1980 - Women/Femmes

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  11. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 4 - October 1980 - Health/Sante

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  12. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 5 - January 1982 - Children/Enfants

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  13. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  14. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 1 - Spring 1983 - Women and Men

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1983
  15. Connexions
    Volume 10, Number 1 - Spring 1986 - The Arts and Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1986
  16. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  17. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  18. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  19. Covenant House
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  20. Duplessis Orphans
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: 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 province of Quebec, Canada, and confined to psychiatric institutions.
  21. Ely Hospital
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    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 allegations about pilfering and ill-treatment were published in the News of the World on 20 August 1967.
  22. Endemic rape and abuse of Irish children in Catholic care, inquiry finds
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Beatings and humiliation by nuns and priests were common at institutions that held up to 30,000 children, Ryan report states.
  23. Forced adoption in Australia
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Forced adoption was the practice of taking the babies of unmarried mothers against their will and putting them up for adoption.
  24. Forgotten Australians
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    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 20th century. \
  25. Galway historian reveals truth behind 800 orphans in mass grave
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2014
    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 turned it into a Mother and Baby home for "fallen women." The long abandoned site made headlines around the world this week when it was revealed that a nearby septic tank contained the bodies of up to eight hundred infants and children, secretly buried without coffins or headstones on unconsecrated ground between 1925 and 1961.
  26. The Gladys We Never Knew
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    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 Hospital in Kamloops. Occupation of the deceased was listed as ''Schoolgirl.'' On her death certificate, Dr. M.G. Archibald reported ''acute dilation of heart'' as the cause of death, with tuberculosis as the secondary cause. The duration of death was “several days.”
  27. Grieve the Beloved Children: Israel and the War on Children
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    A discussion of Israel's tactics in its campaign against Palestinians, which includes the use of deliberate provocation to incite retaliation, and the disturbing reality that results in large numbers of children's deaths.
  28. Her Head a Village
    and Other Stories

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    In her second book of short fiction, Silvera speaks of what it means to be Black, a woman and a lesbian.
  29. Home Children
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    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 Africa.
  30. Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future
    Summary of the final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 "cultural genocide" responsible for enormous abuses and lasting damage. It calls for education and reconciliation; according to commission head Murray Sinclair, "The survivors need to know that, having been heard and understood, that we will act to ensure the repair of damages is done."
  31. 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

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    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 orphanage in Lanark operated from 1864 to 1981.
  32. Israeli soldiers filmed harassing schoolchildren in occupied Hebron
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Footage shot in Hebron in occupied Palestinian territory shows Israeli soldiers routinely harassing teachers and schoolchildren on a number of occasions. Rights activists say it is part of a state policy aimed at forcing Palestinians to leave the city.
  33. Jersey child abuse investigation 2008
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Jersey child abuse investigation 2008 was an investigation into historic child abuse in Jersey.
  34. Kidproof Canada (child safety) Inc.
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  35. Kids Help Phone
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  36. The Mother Behind the Galway Children's Mass Grave Story
    'I Want to Know Who's Down There'

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    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 life upside-down.
  37. North Wales child abuse scandal
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    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 North Wales, including the Bryn Estyn children's home at Wrexham, between 1974 and 1990.The report into the scandal, headed by retired High Court judge Sir Ronald Waterhouse QC, which was published in 2000, resulted in changes in policy in England and Wales into how authorities deal with children in care, and to the settling of 140 compensation claims on behalf of victims of child abuse.
  38. Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    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 in UK legal history. Its remit covers institutions in Northern Ireland that provided residential care for children from 1922 to 1995, but excludes most church-run schools.
  39. Ordeal of Australia's child migrants
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    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.
  40. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 31, 2014
    Truth, justice and reconciliation

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2014
    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 their burial grounds and dispersed to museums; the Galway children's mass grave; and Which came first: Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence? The topic of the week is the Israeli military.
  41. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 5, 2015
    Residential schools

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    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 'assimilate' Native children by taking them away from their parents and communities, and depriving them of their language, culture, history, and emotional supports. Based as they were on a system of arbitrary power and cruelty, it is not surprising that they also fostered physical and sexual abuse of the children forced into the schools. We spotlight the report and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as films, books, and survivor stories. Also in this issue: the Orwellian language and tactics being used to sell 'anti-terrorist' legislation, mind-boggling subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, and, on the other side of the ledger, stories of courage and resistance.
  42. Our Spirits Don't Speak English
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2008
    A documentary film about the Native American boarding schools.
  43. Police Say Tasering 8-Year-Old Native American Girl Was Justified
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    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 Sioux community. Four police officers decided that this young girl who had a small paring knife was "a danger to herself," requiring them to taser her.
  44. Province ignored whistleblowers who warned about child abuse at its training schools
    An ongoing Star investigation of alleged physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the schools for troubled youth between the 1960s and the 19

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    An investigation of alleged physical, sexual and emotional abuse at Ontario training schools between the 1960s and the 1980s found that two officials warned the province of brutal and sadistic treatment at the hands of staff -- warnings the province appears to have ignored.
  45. The Real Child Molesters
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    The prime question you must ask yourself when you see "concerned citizens," social workers, child psychologists, police, politicians, educators and jurists, lawyers, newspapers and televison stations pumping up an "issue" such as kiddie porn and child abuse is -- WHO PROFITS?
    They do! They are the real child molesters.
  46. Sleeping Children Awake
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 1992
    A feature length documentary video outlining the history of the residential school system and its effect on generations of First Nations’ people in Canada.
  47. Still Surviving: Reconciliation Through Everyday Rebellion
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Residential school survivors rebuild through small acts of hope and resistance.
  48. Stolen Generations
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    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 State government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments. The removals of those referred to as "half-caste" children were conducted in the period between approximately 1905 and 1969, although in some places mixed-race children were still being taken into the 1970s. Documentary evidence, such as newspaper articles and reports to parliamentary committees, suggest a range of rationales.
  49. Strip-Searching Children
    Humiliation and Child Abuse at Israeli Checkpoints

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    Israeli officials have been regularly strip-searching children for decades.
  50. Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children
    Nightmare in the Occupied Territories

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    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 them down. It targets them physically and psychologically.
  51. Toxic Parents
    Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  52. Uk needs modern mosques
    The third generation of British Muslims still don't have mosques that teach compassion and citizenship

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    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 violence or being forced to cover their faces or change their hair.
  53. UN Battle to 'Shame' Israel Over Abuse of Children
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    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 violators of children's rights.
  54. University of Winnipeg
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  55. We Were Children
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    A 2012 documentary film about the experiences of First Nations children in the Canadian Indian residential school system.

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