Webpages tagged with «Famliy related issues»
On 1 January 2010, the activities of the Centre on the Rights of the Child (Department of Social Welfare Studies, Ghent University) were transferred to the Childrens Rights Knowledge Centre (KeKi). The Childrens Rights Knowledge Centre (in Dutch: Kenniscentrum Kinderrechten, abbreviated as KeKi) aims to collect and disseminate knowledge on childrens rights, generated by national and international scientific research.
Undertakes and promotes policy analysis and research into all aspects of children's rights and well-being; provides a forum for international professional exchanges; advocates and disseminates ideas and results of research; the Centre contributes to the intellectual leadership of UNICEF and supports organization-wide policies and actions for the implementation of the Millennium Development Agenda and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
KeKi is an interdisciplinary centre, supported by an interuniversity platform of researchers affiliated with the following institutions: University of Antwerp, Free University of Brussels, Ghent University, University College Ghent and University of Leuven. The establishment of KeKi was envisaged in the Decree of 18 July 2008 regarding a Flemish youth and children’s rights policy. KeKi is operational since 1 January 2010, with the support of the Flemish authorities.
The Catalan Interdisciplinary Research Network on Children’s Rights and Children’s Quality of Life (X.C.I.I.I.) is formed by twelve research groups at five Catalan universities and consists of seventy-six researchers. From its beginning the network has been interdisciplinary and is composed of researchers in the fields of psychology, pedagogy mass-media and social education. This network began with Catalan research collaboration and is now linked with other countries, mainly European ones, related with social perspectives of studying childhood as a group of the major population. The main principle that guides our work is the Declaration of Children’s Rights as set out in the UN convention and the promotion of children’s quality of life.
Keyatta University (KU) takes pride in the fact that it is home to some of the world's top scholars, researchers and educationists. KU is especially renowned for the high standards of the Education Department, its flagship department since inception. This is evidenced by the institution's ISO certification, in addition to being declared the top performing parastatal and university in Kenya in 2008.
The department is currently offering bachalor and master degree in social policy and social work The department's study programs focus on the following areas: Work with the family and high-risk children and teenagers, social work in the criminal justice system, social administration, psychosocial assistance and crisis intervention. The department's academic staff also include experts in the area of human rights, psychiatry, healthcare and work with refugees.
CINDE, is an educational research and development center, based in Colombia, with local, national and international projection. The Center's central focus is the creation of appropriate environments for the healthy physical and psychosocial development of young children.
The Children's Institute UCT seeks to contribute to policies, laws and interventions that promote equality, realise the rights and improve the prospects of all children in South Africa. Established at UCT in 2001, the CI seeks to bring about positive change in the lives of children through a complex but carefully honed combination of social and legal research, multiple level evidence-based advocacy and public engagement, capacity-building, and a communications strategy designed to reach diverse audiences.
The International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de (CIESPI at PUC-Rio) is dedicated to research studies on, and social projects for, children, young people and their families and communities. Its purpose is to support the development and implementation of policies and practices for children and young people that contribute to their full development and the promotion and defense of their rights. CIESPI is particularly concerned with children growing up in contexts of vulnerability including poverty.
An organisation which works to support the cause of working children and believes solutions should be child centered and in the best interest of working children. The site contains pages on research, interventions, analysis of the proposed new ILO convention on child labour, and current debates.
The Children's Research Centre was established in 1995 and is a joint initiative of the School of Psychology and the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. The Centre undertakes multi-disciplinary, policy and practice-relevant research on issues concerning children and young people and the contexts within which they live their lives.
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute is the leading center for applied social research serving Israel and the Jewish world. It seeks to improve the effectiveness of social services and policies by developing and disseminating knowledge of social needs as well as of the effectiveness of policies and programs intended to meet those needs