Kristen E. Cheney is Senior Lecturer of Children and Youth Studies for the International Institute of Social Studies. Dr. Cheney has participated in research, consultancy, and capacity-building projects in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East on issues from children’s rights to youth sexual and reproductive health. Her current research concerns the political economy of the ‘orphan industrial complex’ and its implications for child protection in developing countries.
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryThe Netherlands’ proposed ban on foreign adoption and the (ab)uses of ‘scientific expertise’
The scholarly work backing a Dutch board's recommendation to ban all foreign adoptions has been attacked as...
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryThe cognitive dissonance between child rescue and child protection
‘Saving orphans’ has become an industry that irrevocably harms children and undermines the development of child...