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17 December 2017 –




Article series about child protection published in Sunday Guardian in India 

By Marianne Haslev Skånland


The Sunday newspaper
Sunday Guardian in India is currently publishing, in the paper edition and online, a series of critical articles about child protection, in collaboration with the web site SaveYourChildren.in, which is edited by housewife and lawyer Suranya Aiyar. SaveYourChildren publishes the articles as well, subsequently to their first appearing in Sunday Guardian. In some cases the version in SaveYourChildren is somewhat longer and may contain links to documentation and further reading of relevance.

The series is called
Global Child Rights and Wrongs. It is announced this way by Sunday Guardian:
"In this series, entitled "Global Child Rights, and Wrongs", we will explore the global experience with modern child-related laws and policies through essays by academics, lawyers, writers and child experts from India and abroad."

Sunday Guardian is printed in 100,000 copies each issue, the website has 150,000 visits per month, on social media (Facebook plus Twitter) 20,000.

On the front page of the online edition there is a continually updated 'Most Read' column. All the articles in the Global Child Rights and Wrongs so far, clearly critical especially of Western child protection, have during a couple of days after publication climbed very well up the most-read list. Some of them have been in top position over several days.

The series alternates between articles written by Indians and by authors from several different other countries.

The articles have also been linked to, and in some instances commented on, at
Forum Redd Våre Barn (Forum Rescue Our Children).



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Articles so far (the list will be continued):
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(From India)
Siddharth Tiwari:
Unfeeling U.S. agencies confiscate children from Indian parents
Legal experts, doctors, and investigative journalists alleged that the US child protection agencies were biased and used flawed techniques to detect abuse.
(This article appeared right before the series Global Child Rights and Wrongs itself started. It is a good introduction to the series.)
Sunday Guardian, 17 September 2017

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1
(From India)
Nandita Chaudhary:
There's nothing universal about child-protection laws
Sunday Guardian, 23 September 2017
A longer version on SaveYourChildren, under the title
Protecting Indian Childhood


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2
(From Norway)
Morten Ørsal Johansen:
Norway's child-confiscation policies are disastrous, unjust
Sunday Guardian, 30 September 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
Norwegian MP Tears Into Their Child Welfare System

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3
(From India)
Nandita Rao:
Balance the law with social reality for better child welfare
Sunday Guardian, 7 October 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
The Global Child Rights Model in India

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4
(From Scotland)
June Conway:
Some ethical objections to the 'Named Person Scheme'
Sunday Guardian, 14 October 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
State Surveillance For Every Child in Scotland?

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5
(From India)
Suranya Aiyar:
The threat posed by global child-rights conventions
Sunday Guardian, 21 October 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
Global Child Rights Conventions Misunderstand Children and Undermine the Family to their Detriment

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6
(From Australia)
Catherine Lynch:
Ethical case for abolishing all forms of surrogacy
Sunday Guardian, 28 October 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under title What About Child Rights in Surrogacy?

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7
(From India)
Kaustav Bhattacharyya:
EU's child-welfare rules and Europe's 'soft empire' games
Sunday Guardian, 4 November 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
EU Plays Soft Empire Games With Global Child Rights

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8
(From Australia)
Cristina Nicoli:
Norway's Barnevernet and its parallels in human history
Sunday Guardian, 11 November 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
The Brutal History of Child Confiscation by the State

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9
(From India)
Madhu Kishwar:
Child protection laws further marginalising the underclass
Sunday Guardian, 18 November 2017
Madhu Kishwar started the human rights organisation MANUSHI.
On SaveYourChildren, under the title Part 1: Indian NGOs and Child Welfare Committees traumatise Nat children in the name of "child protection"

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10
(From India)
Madhu Kishwar:
Violating child rights on the pretext of 'rescue' operations
Sunday Guardian, 25 November 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
Part 2: Indian NGOs and Child Welfare Committees traumatise Nat children in the name of "child protection"

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11
(From England / Britain)
Christopher Booker:
Corrupt practices disguised as child-welfare campaigns
Sunday Guardian, 2 December 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title Governments Removing Children from Families on Inadequate and Fraudulent Grounds

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12
(From Ireland)
Joe Burns:
Don't look at the West for lessons on child protection
Sunday Guardian, 9 December 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
India Should Not Adopt A Western-Style Child Protection System

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13
(From India)
Madhu Kishwar:
Persecution of Nat families under a flawed legal system
Sunday Guardian, 16 December 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
Social welfare laws are oppressing the very children they were meant to protect (Part 3)

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14
(From Latvia)
Julija Stepanenko:
Lessons from Latvia on how to protect children overseas (Part 1)
Sunday Guardian, 23 December 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
Scores of Latvian Children Deprived of their Families in Foreign Countries (Part 1)

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15
(From Latvia)
Julija Stepanenko:
Latvia's inspiring campaign against forced adoptions (Part 2)
Sunday Guardian, 30 December 2017
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
Scores of Latvian Children Deprived of their Families in Foreign Countries (Part 2): Latvia Fights Back for its Children, with links to several documents

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16
(From India, Germany and Israel)

Nandita Chaudhary & Heidi Keller:
Universal child-care laws undermine cultural diversity
Sunday Guardian, 6 January 2018
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
Is Attachment Theory Always Reliable as a Measure of Child Welfare?

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17
(From Denmark)
Mrutyuanjai Mishra:
Europe's forgotten children and a human-rights crisis
Sunday Guardian, 13 January 2018
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
The Myth of Scandinavian "Happiness" and How Children Pay the Price for Radical Feminism

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18
(From Florida, USA)
Vivianna Graham:
And then, Child Protection Services took my baby away (Part 1)
Sunday Guardian, 20 January 2018
On SaveYourChildren, under the same title
And then, Child Protection Services took my baby away (Part 1 & 2), with an additional Postscript and links, particularly to 'Shaken Baby Syndrome'

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19
(From Florida, USA)
Vivianna Graham:
They did not succeed in breaking us as a family (Part 2)
Sunday Guardian, 27 January 2018
On SaveYourChildren, together with Part 1 under the title And then, Child Protection Services took my baby away (Part 1 & 2)

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20
(From Britain)
Ian Josephs:
The Swinging Sixties marked the onset of forced adoptions (Part 1)
Sunday Guardian, 3 February 2018
On SaveYourChildren together with Part 2, under the title All you need is love, except when the State judges families (Part 1 & 2), with links to Ian Josephs' website and to several articles

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21
(From Britain)
Ian Josephs:
In the UK, forced adoptions are backed by big money (Part 2)
Sunday Guardian, 10 February 2018
On SaveYourChildren under the same title as Part 1:
All you need is love, except when the State judges families (Part 1 & 2)

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22
(From Denmark)
Mrutyuanjai Mishra:
A tragic tale of loss from the world's 'happiest' country
Sunday Guardian, 17 February 2018
On SaveYourChildren under the title Denmark state welfare agencies punish vulnerable immigrant mother instead of helping her

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23
(From India)
Kaustav Bhattacharyya:
Plato's influence on Western child-protection laws of today
Sunday Guardian, 24 February 2018
On SaveYourChildren under the title Plato as the Forebear of Draconian Modern Child Protection

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24
(From India)
Suranya Aiyar:
Stop compiling reports, and start doing some real work
Sunday Guardian, 3 March 2018
On SaveYourChildren under the title Sex, Lies and Child Rights NGOs

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25
(From Britain)
Dr James Le Fanu:
Theories and frameworks misdefining child abuse (Part 1)
Sunday Guardian, 10 March 2018
On SaveYourChildren, together with Part 2, under the title Mistaken Medical Theories are Sending Innocent Parents to Jail (Part 1 & 2)

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26
(From Britain)
Dr James Le Fanu:
Guilty until proved innocent is the new legal standard (Part 2)
Sunday Guardian, 18 March 2018
On SaveYourChildren under the same title as Part 1: Mistaken Medical Theories are Sending Innocent Parents to Jail (Part 1 & 2)

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27
(From Denmark)
Mrutyuanjai Mishra:
Denmark's legal roadblocks against family reunification
Sunday Guardian, 24 March 2018
On SaveYourChildren under the title
Denmark's proposed "ghettoudspil" laws target children of immigrants

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28
(From the Ukraine)
Lars-Toralf Storstrand:
Utopian ideals don't mix well with child-welfare policies
Sunday Guardian, 31 March 2018
On SaveYourChildren in a slightly different version, under the title
Mistaken experiments in child-raising outside the family

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29
(From the Czech Republic)
Tomáš Zdechovský:
Norway's Orwellian system of child protection and care
Sunday Guardian, 7 April 2018
On SaveYourChildren under the title
Norway's Barnevernet, wrongly taking children

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30
(From North Carolina, USA)
Susan Barringer Wells:
The story of an accident and a state-led child confiscation (Part 1)
Sunday Guardian, 15 April 2018
On SaveYourChildren, together with Part 2, under the title
How I lost my grandson to ruthless US child protection authorities

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31
(From North Carolina, USA)
Susan Barringer Wells:
The authorities had no right to take my grandson away (Part 2)
Sunday Guardian, 21 April 2018
On SaveYourChildren, together with Part 1, under the title How I lost my grandson to ruthless US child protection authorities

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32
(From India)
Kaustav Bhattacharyya:
Legacy of Sparta's children continues to haunt the West
Sunday Guardian, 28 April 2018
On SaveYourChildren under the title
Children as State Property in Europe: An Ancient Legacy

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33
(From Denmark)

Mrutyuanjai Mishra:
A single mother who lost her children in Denmark
Sunday Guardian, 5 May 2018
On SaveYourChildren under the title
Children and mothers victimised by Danish Child Protection Services

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34
(From Norway)
Jan Simonsen & Marianne Haslev Skånland:
A case exposing the double standards of Norway's CPS
Sunday Guardian, 12 May 2018
On SaveYourChildren, under the same title A case exposing the double standards of Norway's CPS

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35
(From India)
Niharika Dass:
India must not give in to the US' 'global bullying' tactics
Sunday Guardian, 19 May 2018
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
Indian mothers stand up to US bullying in the name of "child welfare"

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36
(From the Ukraine)
Lars-Toralf Storstrand:
Authoritarian childcare in Europe's liberal democracies
Sunday Guardian, 26 May 2018
On SaveYourChildren, under the title
Public health for children: care or control?

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37
(From India)
Kaustav Bhattacharyya:
Childhood was given a new meaning in European schools
Sunday Guardian, 2 June 2018
On SaveYourChildren, under the title Children in Imperial Europe

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38
(From Denmark)
Mrutyuanjai Mishra:
Abandoned by her adoptive family, betrayed by the state
Sunday Guardian, 9 June 2018
On SaveYourChildren, under the title An Indian girl in Scandinavia: Abandoned by her adopters, betrayed by the State

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39
(From India)
Suranya Aiyar:
When children fall victim to harsh immigration laws
Sunday Guardian, 16 June 2018

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