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The Childwatch International collaborative research project on children's perspectives on citizenship will soon be launching their book "Children as Citizens? International Voices". With an international line-up of contributors, Children as Citizens? is a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely contribution to the ongoing debate about the status and rights of children.
The Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD), Canada, has received a three year grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to develop their project on systems change to improve the realization of children's rights. The project will be carried through in close collaboration with The International Centre for Education and Human Development (CINDE) Colombia.
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.
The joint Childwatch International and UNICEF Innocenti Child Friendly Cities Research Initiative has received a generous grant from the Bernard van Leer Foundation to pilot the project's research methodology and assesment toolkit. Piloting will take place in the Philippines and in Brazil during the first half of 2009.
The Research Network aims to bring together scholars engaged in theoretical and empirical work on Children and Childhood across Europe. The Network has organised successful Sociology of Childhood Streams at the last five ESA Conferences (1999-2007). The general theme of the 2009 conference is European Society or European Societies and the various sessions will address commonalities and differences between children growing up in European Societies.
UNICEF Egypt collaborates with national partners in organizing the international conference "Child Poverty and Disparities: Public Policies for Social Justice" in Cairo, 19 - 20 January 2009. Childwatch International is organizing a round table discussion on child research networking in the Middle East and North Africa region during the event.
The Declaration from the World Congress III against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents points to knowledge gaps, lack of data and limited sharing of experiences that affect the capacity to develop effective policies and programs.