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To celebrate the 10th year of the establishment of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at Sheffield University, this conference addresses the theme of diversity in the lives of children and young people. 9th - 11th July 2012, Sheffield, UK
Deadline for Abstracts: 31st January 2012.
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre has launched ResearchWatch. ResearchWatch will make available thoughtful ideas and analysis on child research and issues, in a digestible, stimulating and bite-size format.
Children, Youth and Environments has just published a special theme issue on place-based education, guest edited by Elisabeth and Robert Barratt.
Migration into Ireland is one of the biggest demographic changes to affect Irish society since the famine. This book reports on social relations between migrant and local children and offers a unique perspective on the migration experience. Based on a large scale, intensive study in inner-city Dublin, this book gives us children’s frank and unbiased perspectives on multi-cultural Ireland.
New research by Ipsos MORI for UNICEF UK has shown that children in the UK feel trapped in a "materialistic culture" and do not spend enough time with their families.
The outcomes of the recent 3rd International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) conference, which took place at the University of York, UK between July 27-29, 2011 are now available on the ISCI website.
A “Global Summit on Childhood” conference will be held in Washington, DC, March 28-31 2012, presented by the Association of Childhood Education International.
Call for papers deadline: October 15 2011
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 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is organizing an online call for papers on the theme of “Rethinking Socio-Economic Policy for a Recovery for All.” Selected papers will be published by UNICEF.
Interested authors are invited to submit papers NO later than 20 October 2011.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Maastricht is looking for a Post-doc candidate to work on a research program on the effects of transnational child-raising arrangements between Ghana and The Netherlands. Maastricht University coordinates the study and collaborates with the University of Ghana . The deadline for submitting an application is September 29, 2011.
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth Poverty Practice, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP has published a bulletin with focus on the East Africa Food Crisis.
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.
The Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) of UNICEF in Florence (Italy) invites young researchers to submit proposals for visiting fellowships ranging from 4 – 6 months in research areas related to UNICEF’s mission and to the research agenda of the IRC. When selected, the young researchers will be invited to join the IRC in Florence for a period of 3 to 6 months.
Deadline for submitting the research proposal: 10 September, 2011.
The Journal Child Care in Practice is inviting Papers for consideration, which include overviews of key issues and specific accounts of practice.
Authors considering submitting a paper for the special issue are asked to submit a 200 word abstract summarising the title, authors, focus and main points of the article by 16th September 2011.
After 10 years of campaigning to annually mark the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse – 19 November and building an international coalition of actors and partners, the time has come to expand our outreach by launching the WWSF 19 Days of activism global campaign 1-19 November.
Special Issue of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.Volume 37, Issue 8, 2011.
This interdisciplinary Msc will be of interest to anyone working, or intending to work, with children in service provision or policy development, particularly in culturally diverse settings, or who has an interest in cultures of childhood and who wants to develop the skills needed to produce high-quality independent research.
The website for the CSO Forum www.forum-acerwc.org is officially launched. It has various features that are user-friendly. Key background information is provided on the Forum and you can access resource documents from previous Forums as well as other relevant information.
Following the release of two new reports which document violations and abuses of children in state-run homes, OHCHR and UNICEF today launched a campaign to end the practice of sending children under the age of three into state-run institutional care.
Violence against young children is often hidden from view when it takes place in the home and the family. Articles in this issue of Early Childhood Matters explore the need for good data on how many children are affected (the best current guess is somewhere between 133 and 275 million children globally), and for better evidence about what works to tackle violence in the home.
The African Child Policy Forum and Defence for Children International are jointly organising an action oriented Global Conference entitled “Deprivation of Children’s Liberty as the Last Re-sort” and aimed at contributing to the improvement of laws, policies, systems and procedures in Child Justice in Africa. The conference will take place in Kampala, Uganda 7th and 8th November 2011.
UNICEF is seeking applications from qualified candidates to support the work of the Technical Working Group on Data Collection on Violence against Children of the Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group.
The application deadline is 15 July 2011 .
The Annual Report 2010 highlights UNICEF’s contributions to achieving the MDGs in 2010 by providing assistance towards improving children’s health, expanding access to quality education and protecting children’s rights in more than 150 countries and territories, including in places of crisis.
Families, Relationships and Societies, An international Journal of research and debate is a new social science journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the growing field of families and relationships across the life course.
Call for papers
A new portal focused on links between business and children’s rights has been launched by the non-profit Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. This joint initiative by UNICEF, UN Global Compact and Save the Children aims to develop a set of principles offering concrete guidance on what business can do to respect and support children’s rights. The draft principles are open for public comment until 15 July 2011.