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In light of the EU Anti-trafficking Day, the issue of orphanage trafficking is being examined at a high-level discussion hosted by the Cabinet of Neven Mimica, Commissioner for...
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Lumos today announced its expansion into Colombia, following the growth of its programmes in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. This progress, following the establishment of a Haiti...

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Lumos, along with partners, Catholic Relief Services and Maestral International, has been chosen as one of four finalists in 100&Change, a global competition for a single $100 million grant...
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J.K. Rowling, Eddie Redmayne, Zoe Kravitz and Evanna Lynch, plus a host of other stars, have taken to social media to support a fundraising campaign for Lumos...
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Lumos Foundation USA announced a CrowdRise fundraiser via Facebook and live on Twitter on the evening of August 14...
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Lumos CEO Georgette Mulheir and Deputy CEO Alex Christopoulos with Australian Senator Linda Reynolds, pictured in London in January, 2017
 
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More than 90 international representatives from over 60 private and public sectors convened in New York City last week for the Children Count summit. The first meeting of its kind on an...
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Child exploitation in Haiti’s orphanages highlighted at seminal anti-trafficking conference North American orphanage support places thousands of children at risk 20/06/2017

On June 21-22, 2017, Haiti – ranked eighth in the world for human trafficking – held its first annual conference to combat trafficking. The Haitian government’s...

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Action to invest in inclusive education Lumos joins call to invest in inclusive education 27/04/2017
Lumos has joined over 40 national and international organisations, including Light for the World, Plan International, and the International Disability Alliance, in endorsing a call to action to...
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Catholic Relief Services Named Semi-finalist in Competition for $100 Million Grant Proposal Developed with Lumos and Maestral International Will Help Children Living in Orphanages Around the World 15/02/2017
Contact: Kris Moran, Lumos, (203) 818-9204, kris.moran@wearelumos.org

 

BALTIMORE, MD, Feb. 15, 2017 -- A proposal from Catholic...

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J.K. Rowling, author, screenwriter and founder of international children’s organization, Lumos, and Academy Award®-winning actor, Eddie Redmayne opened a much–anticipated special advance...
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Twenty-two children with severe and complex disabilities from the Ialoveni region of Moldova will now learn alongside their peers in a mainstream school. Fifteen of these children, aged between...
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Global chance to win flights and tickets to advance screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film in New York City and meet members of the cast J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne to attend event benefitting non-profit children’s organization Lumos 12/10/2016

J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne to attend event benefitting non-profit children’s organization Lumos

 
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SENIOR European Union figures will this week meet representatives from the Haitian Government in a ground-breaking event in Brussels aimed at generating EU support for the fight against...
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Last remaining Tickets Released for special ADVANCE SCREENING of THE Film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them TO BENEFIT LUMOS FOUNDATION USA The highly anticipated November 12th family event at Carnegie Hall will include a conversation between J.K. Rowling and actor Eddie Redmayne, along with an appearance by director David Yates and additional cast members, in support of Lumos 22/09/2016
New York, NY – September 21, 2016 LUMOS FOUNDATION USA, author J.K. Rowling’s international non-profit children's organization, has announced that starting today at 11:00am ET, the last...
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Author and Founder of Lumos, J.K. Rowling, was...

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Drawing from research gathered for a report to be released in late September, Lumos CEO George Mulheir will underscore the urgent need for accelerated reform in systems of child protection and...
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J.K. Rowling talks about her children’s non-profit organisation Lumos live on Facebook, Saturday 17 September New limited edition ‘Be the Light’ T-shirt on sale today – at least 60% of the retail price goes to Lumos programmes to help children 13/09/2016
Founder of international children’s organisation Lumos, J. K. Rowling, will shine a light on millions of the world’s most disadvantaged children in orphanages this weekend, in an exclusive...
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J.K. Rowling’s charity, Lumos, and the producers of the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened recently at London West End’s Palace Theatre to rave reviews, announce today (...
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Global child care professionals attend Lumos training in London Representatives from 17 countries learn about reform model developed over two decades 02/08/2016
MORE THAN 30 senior child care professionals from 17 countries come together in London today to receive world-leading training in reform to close orphanages and create family support services...
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New film released which shows how Lumos helps vulnerable families stay together
 
In the last year, the...
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NEW YORK, NY --  Lumos Foundation USA,  author J.K. Rowling’s international non-profit children's organization--announced today that J.K. Rowling will join Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne...
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Lumos co-hosts conference to highlight progress of reform of services for vulnerable children in Bulgaria New film released by Lumos on the closure of Krushari - Bulgaria’s largest institution for children with disabilities 21/06/2016
A conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, this week - co-hosted by J.K Rowling’s international non-profit organisation Lumos and the State Agency for Child Protection in Bulgaria – will highlight a...
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Lumos Accelerates Push to Count All Children The international child’s rights organization also joins missions of Jordan, Poland, UNICEF and UNFPA in call to end violence against children with disabilities 14/06/2016
Lumos, the international children's rights organization founded by author J.K. Rowling, will take part in a number of events at the...
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The Republic of Moldova had reduced the number of children separated from families in institutional care by more than 80% since the country began an ambitious programme of child care...
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Lumos, the international non-profit founded by J.K. Rowling appeals to supporters globally to raise awareness and funds to get eight million children out of orphanages and back to...
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More than 175 international children’s organisations and experts urge UN to count children living without parental care World's NGOs including Lumos join in push to include all children in UN SDGs 30/03/2016
Over 175 children’s and disabilities rights organisations and academics from across the world have intensified demands on the UN to ensure that children living outside families are counted as...
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JK Rowling was reading The Sunday Times one weekend in 2004 when she came across a picture of a child looking distressed, perhaps screaming. She doesn’t think she registered immediately that he...
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Bringing hope to children in Greek institutions Lumos welcomes meeting of Greek Government representatives with EU officials to discuss reform of child care services 17/02/2016
Return to family life came a step closer for thousands of children in institutions in Greece this week when Greek Government representatives met officials from European Union organisations to...
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MORE than 70 policy makers, children’s welfare professionals and delegates from civil society organisations came together in Athens this week at a Lumos-hosted conference aimed at generating...
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AN INNOVATIVE booklet created by children and young people with intellectual disabilities to help their peers understand neglect and abuse has been launched in a number of...
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On Orphan Sunday, November 8th, churches and congregations across the United States and the world will join in prayer and support for the world’s more than 150 million orphans – defined by the...
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Global Forum attracts world experts on child development Lumos shares its learning about children in institutions 02/11/2015
SENIOR Lumos figures with wide-ranging expertise in child welfare and development are taking part in a prestigious international academic event in the Czech Republic this week.
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THE VOICES of young people who have lived in institutions will ring out loud and clear tomorrow at a major international youth conference.
 
Six Lumos-supported self-...
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Has life improved for children with disabilities under Bulgaria’s reformed care services? Launch of assessment of children with disabilities moved from institutions to new Small Group Homes 13/10/2015
REFORM of child care and protection systems in Bulgaria has taken an important step forward with the start of assessments of more than 1000 children with disabilities who have moved from...
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LUMOS and 53 of the world’s leading children’s organisations have called on the UN to ensure that children living outside of families are monitored and counted as part of its global Sustainable...
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Children need families, not orphanages A better way to care for children in adversity 04/09/2015
J.K. Rowling narrates new film to highlight the plight of 8 million children in orphanages around the world
 
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Draft of Sustainable Development Goals boosts cause of transforming the lives of eight million children in institutions.

Lumos, J.K. Rowling’s international children’s organisation, today...

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The importance of the bond between mother and child Lumos and Municipality of Gen. Toshevo event marking the International breastfeeding week 04/08/2015

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A new research partnership between J.K. Rowling’s international children’s organisation Lumos and a world-renowned Irish university will increase global...
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Lumos is honoured and delighted to have won the overall Charity of the Year award at the prestigious UK Charity Awards 2015, held in London last night.
Our entry was based on our...
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Lumos starts work on joint programme to reform care services for vulnerable children and families in Haiti by 2030 
 
HAITI will this week play host to a ground-breaking...
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Moldova’s new Child Protection Strategy for 2014-2020 will ensure that its children grow up in a safe and protected environment, both in their homes and...
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J.K. Rowling today (April 9) lit up the iconic Empire State Building in New York to mark the launch of Lumos USA as part of the NGO's global mission to bring light to the lives of eight...
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LUMOS, the international children’s charity founded by J.K. Rowling, has welcomed the publication of an authoritative international...

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In December 2014,  Lumos Founder and President J.K. Rowling wrote about why she founded Lumos, and how the investments of major donors and international...

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CHILDREN in Moldova have celebrated the success of educational reforms which mean thousands of pupils with disabilities and special needs...

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Author launches #LetsTalkLumos campaign for eight million children in institutions...
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21st November, 2014 – Lumos is proud to be involved in the opening of a new room at Dobrich Hospital in Bulgaria today, which will...

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Lumos chief executive ‘one of world’s most influential social workers’ Georgette Mulheir of J.K. Rowling’s charity is the only European on the list 17/11/2014
DECADES of work by Lumos CEO Georgette Mulheir to help some of the world’s most vulnerable children have...
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11th November, 2014, Prague – Today, Lumos’s team in the Czech Republic, in conjunction with Dr Gabriela...
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25 years after the fall of the berlin wall, J.K. Rowling’s charity lumos explodes myth that ORPHANAGES are full of orphans

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25 Years since the fall of the Berlin Wall - Bulgaria 25 Years since the fall of the Berlin Wall 07/11/2014
Do you know that over 3 500 children still live behind the walls of the institutions in Bulgaria?
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WASHINGTON DC, October 30 – Moldova’s children in adversity have received a major boost with the signing of an agreement between the Moldovan Government...
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Talented young people with intellectual disabilities and a passionate belief in their right to have a voice in decisions affecting their lives will tell...
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