Family diversity

Family is a social institution that takes many forms. And nowadays, children’s experience of family varies between cultural, political and social systems, with each presenting a multitude of family structures, such as households with a single parent, same-sex parents, adoptive families, extended families, and children born from assisted reproductive technologies, among others. These have emerged in response to social change, urbanisation, conflict, scientific advancements and other circumstances. Yet despite this diversity - and in spite of conservative notions of what 'family' should be - one thing remains constant: that from a children’s rights perspective, family is an arrangement which provides care, nurture and development. 

Below is an evolving list of resources dedicated to debating this issue.