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Georgette Mulheir has published a variety of work on children's rights.

Why influencing other funding is the best way to achieve your mission

Alliance Magazine, September 2015

"Our advocacy provides evidence, arguments and examples that make an end to institutionalization irresistible, and irreversible."


Deinstitutionalisation – A Human Rights Priority for Children with Disabilities

The Equal Rights Review, Vol. Nine (2012)

  • Sets out evidence of the impact of institutionalisation on children in Europe

  • Explores the human rights legislative and policy framework underpinning institutionalisation

  • Assesses some of the most recent advances in policy

  • Makes recommendations for transforming systems of health, education and social protection services for children and families


Healing the Past Building the Future: Family Type Homes in the Republic of Moldova

Chişinău, Moldova, 2008

G.Mulheir, L.Marginean, L.Rotaru

“The Family Type Home was introduced – the first attempt at foster family care in the post-Soviet era, providing evidence and inspiration for a changing system.  This book charts the history of this family care in Moldova.  It measures the impact of family care on the health, development and life chances of the children, compared with institutional care. It provides a roadmap for Moldova to scale up foster family care across the country.”

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Deinstitutionalizing and Transforming Children's Services - A Guide to Good Practice

European Commission Daphne Programme Directorate-General Justice and Home Affairs, WHO Regional Office for Europe, University of Birmingham, UK, 2007

“The revolutions of 1989 and 1990 across the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc, revealed more than a million children languishing in large orphanages.  Horrific conditions, practices that verged on torture and high mortality rates led countries to work to improve their orphanages.  But improvements to buildings did not lead to improved outcomes for children."

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Private pain, public action: Violence against women in war and peace: a comparative study of the role and development of non-governmental organisations ... Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

University of Limerick: Centre for Peace and Development Studies. 2004

  • Analyses the links between war and an increase in violence in the family, comparing experiences in the former Yugoslavia and the island of Ireland

  • Presents the work of civil society to tackle violence in the family during and after war

  • Provides lessons to strengthen support for women and children in post-war environments, to prevent an escalation in violence in the family

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