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With support from the Van Leer Foundation, Children, Youth and Environments has published a special issue on community and physical environments as contexts of violence and healing for children. It includes papers from Northern Ireland, the United States, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
GENEVA / NEW YORK (20 November 2012) – Five top United Nations child rights experts* urged world Governments to adopt more active measures to protect children from all forms of violence, to prevent the perpetration of crimes against children and to bring to justice those responsible for child sexual exploitation and for the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict.
The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund is pleased to announce its 2nd call for proposals to support rigorous evaluations of interventions aimed at preventing all forms of violence against children in low- and middle-income countries.
Deadline for submission: December 17th 2012
Representatives of MERCOSUR, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Government of the Dominican Republic, alongside the Latin America and the Caribbean Movement for Children (MMI LAC) gathered in New York in an event organized with the SRSG on Violence against Children on protection of children from violence. The event was sponsored by the Governments of Brazil, Uruguay, Bahamas and the Dominican Republic and also counted on the participation of three young representatives of the Children's led organizations involved on the process of follow up to the UN Study in the Latin America region
As the world came together to commemorate the first International Day of the Girl Child, the Special Representative on Violence against Children, the Government of Angola and Plan International co-organized an interactive panel discussion on protecting children from harmful practices in plural legal systems, where national legislation is in place alongside customary and religious laws.
The event was co-organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the SRSG on Violence against Children, with the support of the Governments of Austria and Thailand.The three UN partners launched a report which was informed by the Expert Consultation on the prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system, held in January 2012 in Vienna.
The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund has awarded 9 grant for a total amount of € 758,885 under its 1st call for proposals, after considering 479 concept notes. The Fund exists to support rigorous impact evaluations of interventions addressing violence against children occurring in family settings in low-and middle-income countries.
A special issue of Children, Youth and Environments shall examine the interplay between the communities in which children live, the physical parameters of these environments and the nature and incidence of violence experienced by children and young people - that is, the socio-ecological factors which moderate or aggravate violence against children.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 30, 2011
The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund aims at reducing violence against children by funding quality evaluations of violence prevention and child protection interventions in low- and middle-income countries. It is a pooled funding initiative by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Oak Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation, hosted by Network of European Foundations. The deadline for the concept notes submission is 7 October 2011.
This edition of Early Childhood Matters looks at young children’s experiences of growing up in urban settings. A quarter of the world’s children live in poor urban settlements - a fact which presents opportunities to deliver accessible services cost-effectively, but also poses many challenges.
Thematic focus of the meeting is “Exploring child to child violence and its socio-cultural contexts in some countries in the Asia Pacific region through diverse research methods”.
This working paper is part of a series on early transitions from Young Lives, a 15-year longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. It explores the diverse experiences of 28 children from four contrasting communities in Peru as they start school. These detailed case studies highlight common problems: exclusion of certain parts of the population from pre-school services, lack of coordination between pre-schools and primary schools, issues with physical punishment and cultural diversity. It proposes four ways in which children’s early educational transitions can be enhanced, looking at such factors as educational structures, curriculum planning and teacher training.
In the three years including 2010 to 2012 the macro project, “Protecting Early Childhood from Violence¨ (Protegiendo la Primero Infancia de la Violencia or PPIV) was implemented as a pilot project to increase awareness, promote education and foster change in regards to violence against children in the particularly vulnerable sectors of the Comunas (impoverished communities) numbered Comuna #13 and Comuna #8 in Medellin Colombia. The program was implemented through the efforts of 3 major players along with 17 other organizations or entities. These 3 main players were the Institute for Children’s Rights and Development (IRCD) based in the University of Victoria in Canada, the International Center for Education and Human Development (CINDE) based in Sabaneta, Colombia and the International Child Developent Program (ICDP) in Norway.
On 9 an 10 March 2009, the international Girl Child Conference on violence against girls was held in the Kurhaus in The Hague.
Marta Santos Pais, Director of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, has been appointed Special Representative on Violence Against Children by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Dr. Tine K. Jensen will represent Childwatch International at The International Conference on Violence against the Girl Child, invited by the Dutch Government. The UN Study on Violence against Children will serve as reference to the discussions. The aim is for the conference to be a practical follow-up to the study by demonstrating how its recommendations can be effectively implemented.
This report documents the extent of settler attacks perpetrated against Palestinian children in the Occupied Territory. While settler violence has steadily increased since the beginning of the second Intifada in September 2000, the start of 2008 has marked a notable increase in settler attacks against Palestinian civilians, including children.
Project by the International Labour Organisation, regional office of Asia and the Pacific. The website offers good and extensive information resources on trafficking and economic exploitation of Women and Children in the Mekong region (Cambodia, China (Yunnan), Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam)
Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women (TIWC) is part of the ILO effort to achieve full ratification and development of ILO Convention 182 (Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour)
Policy, briefings, reports and publications within the area of sexual abuse of children are presented. There is also a section with information on current initiatives and activities. Moreover, the page refers to many useful links
The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect is a multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally. The site allows access to relevant documents and publications, announces conferences and trainings and gives general and specific information on all forms of child maltreatment and abuse. www.ipscan.org
Children and Adolescents Growing up in Contexts of Poverty, Marginalization and Violence in Latin America: Sharpening Analysis of the Problem and Shaping Responses: Second Regional Network Conference. Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2004. PUC-Rio (Department of Social Work); CIESPI and Childwatch International