Apr
22
8:30 PM20:30

Umbilical Cord

40 YEARS AND THE WAR IS STILL GOING ON

Almost 40 years after the eruption of the country’s Civil War, many Lebanese are still haunted by the atrocities that were committed during the intense rounds of fighting.

10000 persons were separated from their biological families through illegal adoption.

28000 children were placed into institutional care.


Umbilical Cord :

Testimonies from the World of Forced Separation

Performance: Sarah Atallah , Adon Khoury  
Testimonies: Tarek Mallah, Jane  
Visuals: Nehmeh Nehmeh  
Music: Jad Chami  
Corporal Expression: Yasmine Chami  
Script and Dramatization: Zeina Allouche  
Media Coordinator: Sophie Deek  
Production Coordinator: Dida Zalzal  
 Images: Samer Mohdad  
Poster Design: Amal Charif  
Fundraiser Event - Alternatives بدائل    

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Nov
21
9:30 PM21:30

And She Flew Away

Badael Alternatives marked the launching of its activities through two events:

•  THE RIGHT TO ORIGINS a workshop organized in partnership with the Legal Agenda, on the 20th of November, with the participation of Cedars Children International, check the link below :

Legal Agenda - Article - The right to origins


•  AND SHE FLEW AWAY a performance organized at the Metro Al Madina (Testimonies from the world of alternative care) 

The workshop and performanceconstituted a platform to put the cause of children without parental care through placement into institutional care or through illegal inter-country adoption on the public agenda by calling for a road –map towards a civil law to govern separation and hence resorting to alternative care as per the International Guidelines on Children without Parental Care. Stakeholders, mainly persons who were placed into alternative care where they were subject to abuse and persons who were adopted internationally voiced out their right to origins and to proper access to information …

The two events coincided with the visit of a delegation of 6 persons from Children of the Cedars International which is a group established in the Netherlands to gather persons who were adopted from Lebanon, two persons who were adopted to France and one person who was adopted to Switzerland. The two events were highly received by the Media with very high coverage in addition to participation in prime time talk-shows. With the limited available financial resources, the focus of our work for 2015 will be on two components:

  1. Enhancing our communication campaign to increase awareness on the right to origins through highlighting the need for prevention from separation, showing evidence of negative implications of forced separation through illegal adoption  or through placement into institutional care, suggest alternative measures and forms of care. In this context, a TV 35 seconds spot will be produced and broadcasted, media interviews will be undertaken, round table discussions will be organized.
  2. Drafting two laws in partnership with the Legal Agenda as the following:
  • The Right to Know for those separated from their origins through illegal adoption.
  • A civil law to govern separation and placement into alternative forms of care (adoption would be considered as one form of care) in addition to qualitative guideline in conformity with the International Guidelines on Children without Parental Care.
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Nov
20
9:30 AM09:30

THE RIGHT TO ORIGINS

THE RIGHT TO ORIGINS a workshop organized in partnership with the Legal Agenda, on the 20th of November, with the participation of Cedars Children International, check the link below: 

The workshop and performance constituted a platform to put the cause of children without parental care through placement into institutional care or through illegal inter-country adoption on the public agenda by calling for a road –map towards a civil law to govern separation and hence resorting to alternative care as per the International Guidelines on Children without Parental Care. Stakeholders, mainly persons who were placed into alternative care where they were subject to abuse and persons who were adopted internationally voiced out their right to origins and to proper access to information …

The two events coincided with the visit of a delegation of 6 persons from Children of the Cedars International which is a group established in the Netherlands to gather persons who were adopted from Lebanon, two persons who were adopted to France and one person who was adopted to Switzerland. The two events were highly received by the Media with very high coverage in addition to participation in prime time talk-shows. With the limited available financial resources, the focus of our work for 2015 will be on two components:

  1. Enhancing our communication campaign to increase awareness on the right to origins through highlighting the need for prevention from separation, showing evidence of negative implications of forced separation through illegal adoption  or through placement into institutional care, suggest alternative measures and forms of care. In this context, a TV 35 seconds spot will be produced and broadcasted, media interviews will be undertaken, round table discussions will be organized.
  2. Drafting two laws in partnership with the Legal Agenda as the following:
  • The Right to Know for those separated from their origins through illegal adoption.
  • A civil law to govern separation and placement into alternative forms of care (adoption would be considered as one form of care) in addition to qualitative guideline in conformity with the International Guidelines on Children without Parental Care.
View Event →