We are delighted and excited to host a range of high profile speakers at the Cork Life Centre next week. Here's a rundown of who'll be attending: Tuesday May 3rd 10am Mary Crilly Director, Cork Sexual Violence Centre. Wednesday May 4th 11.30am Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Wednesday May 4th 4pm Launch … Continue reading Cork Life Centre children’s rights conference, 2016
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Sofia, a virtual child created to give a face to refugee children, haunts Cork Life Centre's deputy director, Rachel Lucey. Here, she explains why. Sofia is a virtual child. She was created by UNICEF Sweden using 500 images of real children in conflict to represent many millions of refugee children globally. "I am not real I’m … Continue reading Lessons “Sofia” can teach
It’s been another bad week for children in Ireland. We saw yet more media reports raising serious questions over the foster care system, and a mother in the west of Ireland was jailed for the most horrific abuse of her own children. This is likely only the tip of the ice-berg. Here at the Cork Life Centre, we see the knock-on … Continue reading Taking children into care is only the start, not the solution