Historical abuse of children's cultural rights

18 Jun 2015
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Children’s Rights Advocacy Network (CRIN)

CRIN reports about the call for Danish government to apologize for its ‘social experiment’ with Inuit Greenlandic children in 1950s.  It was a plan created together with the organizations of Save the Children Denmark and the Danish Red Cross in order to re-educate potential Inuit children bringing them from Greenland to Denmark and placing them with their foster families. Afterwards, they were sent back to Greenland, accommodated in a children’s home. In Greenland, children taught Danish to the locals and were discouraged to use their mother tongue. Although both Danish organizations apologized for their involvement in this program, the Danish government does not provide any explanation.

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