Sarah Ford, CRS senior technical advisor, Partnership & Capacity Strengthening, wrote the following reflection on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
Recently I had the honor of spending two weeks in the Dominican Republic, working with an amazing group of CRS partners. These partners work with children living in the streets, forced there by family breakdown, poverty, abuse, loss of parents, or a myriad other horrific life circumstances. Our partners, Acciòn Callejera, Inc., Niños del Camino, Inc., Proyecto Educativo Caminante, Inc., Quèdate con Nostotros — Muchachos y Muchachas con Don Bosco, and Yo Tambièn — Pastoral Juvenil de la Iglesia Catòlica, inspired me every minute I spent with them.