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New law in Brazil: big step in supporting parents and young children

Published February 5, 2016
new law brazil

Brazil's Senate has unanimously passed a new law quadrupling paid leave for new fathers, from five to 20 days, and mandating six months paid leave for new mothers. The law … Read More

Book release: Personal stories show that child abuse affects everything (in Dutch)

Published February 4, 2016
Het heeft invloed op alles, langetermijngevolgen van een onveilige jeugd

Kinderen die zijn mishandeld of misbruikt, zijn levenslang getekend. Om inzicht te geven in de wereld van 119.000 kinderen die jaarlijks worden mishandeld, delen zeven jongeren hun jeugdervaringen en de … Read More

Rien van Gendt interviewed in Alliance Magazine

Published February 3, 2016
Interview Rien van Gendt Alliance Magazine

In the latest edition of Alliance Magazine (subscription required), BvLF’s Board of Trustees member Rien van Gendt is interviewed to give an informed perspective on where philanthropy has been and … Read More

Bhubaneswar wins the ‘Smart City Challenge’

Published February 2, 2016
Bhubaneswar wins the Smart City Challenge

Great news: Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian state of Odisha, has won the ‘Smart City Challenge’, topping the list of 20 smart cities. This means that the aspirations the … Read More

Social and Economic Council asks for greater investment in early childhood (in Dutch)

Published January 21, 2016
Social and Economic Council asks for greater investment in early childhood

De Bernard van Leer Foundation heeft met veel waardering kennisgenomen van het advies van de Sociaal Economische Raad: ‘Gelijk goed van start. Visie op het toekomstige stelsel van voorzieningen voor … Read More

Peru bans physical and humiliating punishment of children

Published December 17, 2015
Peru bans physical and humiliating punishment of children

Peru became the ninth country in Latin America to pass a law banning all forms of physical and humiliating punishment of children and adolescents. Read More

Launch of early childhood coalition in Israel

Published December 15, 2015
Launch of early childhood coalition in Israel

A new coalition has been launched in Israel to advocate for improving access to affordable, quality childcare for children aged under 3, and higher levels of investment in early childhood. Read More

Dutch campaign presents practical tips for parents of young children

Published December 15, 2015
Dutch campaign presents practical tips for parents of young children

Brain development is most rapid in the first four years of life - but three-fifths of Dutch adults are not aware of how important their children's early years are in … Read More

Bernard van Leer Foundation in the Dutch news!

Published December 7, 2015
Bernard van Leer Foundation on RTL Nieuws

The Bernard van Leer Foundation was featured on the Dutch nightly news (RTL nieuws, 4:16 minutes) as an example of Dutch philanthropy. The item covered the story of Mark Zuckerberg … Read More

Blog: How I realised the importance of investing in early childhood

Published November 27, 2015
Blog - How I realised the importance of investing in early childhood

Read the latest blog, written by corporate leader Henri Le Bienvenu from Peru 2021, on our corporate blog website. Read More