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Brazilian hip hop and rock en tu idioma. Spanglish literature. Border Angels and Minutemen. The controversy in the U.S. around birthright citizenship. The challenges of bicultural intellectual work. Cornell and Syracuse Universities, along with Ithaca College, invite faculty and students to participate in our annual conference, to share your research, including the Spanish and non-Spanish speaking Caribbean, Spanish and Portuguese America, and the Latino/a United States. Conference events will include scholarly panels, round table discussions, and working group events, as well as performance and social activities. Special attention will be paid to community outreach, and the role of scholarship in activism.
This interactive conference will explore the need for a strategic approach to tackling childhood obesity.
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”.
The seminar will focus on the evolving patterns and processes of youth migration, their consequences for the various transitions to adulthood of adolescents of developing countries, their interrelations with youth sexual and reproductive behaviours, and on their possible influences on empowerment and gender differences.
The Conference “Children and Youth in Changing Societies”, which is organized by the Psychological Association of Northern Greece in collaboration with the School of Psychology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, has as an aim to incorporate all current debates on childhood and youth, and contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary research field, where insights, perspectives and methods from a variety of academic disciplines are truly integrated.
Childwatch Middle East and North Africa Regional Network is organising a 2 days conference and a 2 days training to create awareness on local and regional level about violence in schools, gender equality, safety in schools as well as establish a knowledge base for promoting the children's school rights in the region.
The Childwatch Sub-Sahara African Regional Network is organising a three day Child Research Methods and Ethics seminar for Researcher who also teach and/or supervise young emerging child researchers.
Hosted by El Colegio de Jalisco in Guadalajara Mexico, the conference will be co-organized with Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Some of the outcomes of common projects that are taking place in different countries will be presented, such as the Youth’s Social Participation Project (Venezuela-Argentina), the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (Costa Rica-Venezuela) as well as other initiatives such as the results of the Consultation on the Right of Children to Play made in different places in Mexico.
EFA – Forum 2010 will discuss how we, based on recent research should expand and improve comprehensive Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
International delegates and child welfare experts will gather in New York November 8 to 11 for WorldForum 2010, the 21st annual summit of the International Forum for Child Welfare.
A group of advisors from Childwatch have been asked to attend this 1 ½ day meeting organized in Florence in October 2010. The purpose of this meeting is to review the Child Friendly Cities Research Initiative results to date, to determine future steps in the research and to obtain critical feedback.
The Childwatch Central and Eastern Europe Regional Network has identified the care of children in institutionalized settings as one of the most important topics for vulnerable groups of children in the CEE region. A regional seminar on the topic, titled “Children in Care”, was organized in the Czech Republic in September 2010 in Department of Social Work, Charles Unversity in Prague. Participants represented institutions in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, USA, Great Britain and Norway. Main organizer was PhDr. Hana Pazlarová representing Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at Charles University in Prague.
The conference will focus on the six major themes that shape the Institute’s current Research Plan – Economic wellbeing of families, Families and work, Social inclusion, Violence, abuse and neglect, Family transitions and family law, and Children, young people and their families.
The Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at the University of Sheffield is organizing its 3rd International Conference. In the context of global social, political and economic changes the conference this year will explore the ways in which these broad shifts are having an impact on ideas of childhood and youth and on children's and young people's everyday lives.
The 2010 Annual Conference of The Centre for Research on the Child and Family, University of East Anglia will report the findings of two major studies funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families as part of their Adoption Research Initiative. The Helping Birth Families study looks at the provision of independent support for birth relatives, and the Supporting Contact study examines the role of agencies in helping families maintain face-to-face contact. The British Association for Adoption and Fostering are publishing both studies, and the conference will include the launch of the Helping Birth Families book. The main speakers will be members of the research team and the event will include pre-recorded contributions from birth relatives, and a contribution from an adoptive parent.
This conference aims to debate the global and national implications of these new migration flows for sending and receiving countries and for migrants themselves. What are the implications of these migrations for Europe? What do these migrations mean for new immigrant societies? What lessons can be learnt from countries with longer immigration experience? The conference includes a stream on Children, Youth and Immigration. The closing date for abstracts of papers submission is 29 January 2010.
World Summit on Media for Children and Youth will take place in Karlstad, Sweden 2010. It will be a summit for 2000 delegates from 100 countries preparing with children and youth for a new media world in the 21st century. It will offer opportunities to network, to be part of debates, to be interactive and to be part of workshops to share perspectives, experience and expertise.
The 2009 Childwatch International Key Institutions Assembly took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 - 4 December 2009. It was organized in conjunction with the global child research conference, Children's Rights at a Cross-Roads. It was a fruitful meeting between researchers from around the globe, supporting continued collaboration in the years to come.
Children’s Rights at a Cross-Roads is a global event organized by the Childwatch International Research Network, The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, in collaboration with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty and others. The main objective of the conference will be the promotion of a framework for the global collaborative development of a knowledge base for the realization of children’s rights.
Within the framework of the Child Friendly Cities Research initiative, the workshop aimed to critically analyse the newly developed child friendly communities and cities assessment tools and to review the process to support their effective use in selected countries.
Around 20-25 researchers participated in the workshop, from different Arab regions (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Gulf area, Oman, Yemen) with little expertise and experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research. The participants were selected based on their interest in research, specifically child research methodologies, and all of them worked in organizations dedicated to children (fully or partially). The workshop was lead by Dr. Mohammed Shahin, with a guest appearance by Dr. Faisal Awartani, and revolved around the methodologies of child research.
UNICEF and ODI are jointly hosting a conference entitled: The global economic crisis – Including children in the policy response.This conference will bring together development practitioners, policy experts and academic researchers from around the world to develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which the food and fuel price volatility, financial market volatility and global economic slowdown are affecting children, women and other vulnerable groups, and how policy responses to the crisis can put these most vulnerable groups first.
Join ISCI for our second conference, for dynamic and productive dialogue around concepts of child indicators and child well-being. We will also focus on developing a structure for collaboration and communication among diverse stakeholders, helping to bridge research, theory, policy, and practice.
The Social Justice Social Change Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney is organizing the Symposium Children as experts in their own lives: Child Inclusive Research, preceeding the 2nd ISCI international indicators conference. Plans for this symposium include hearing from children and from adult policymakers and academics on the topic of child research, in plenary and panel sessions and in contributed papers.
Child Rigths in Practice: Measuring our Impact is organized by IICRD, University of Victoria, Canada. The conference aims to examine the impact that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has had on the day-to-day lives of children in Canada and around the world.