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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.
UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks an Associate Director (Applied Research Knowledge Management), for its Office in Florence, Italy. Deadline July 1 2011
Today, around the world, there are 5 million young men and women living with HIV. Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood examines the state of the HIV epidemic among young people, highlighting the challenges they face and presenting solutions informed by evidence of what works with different age groups and in different epidemic settings. The report outlines key steps towards building a continuum of HIV prevention that can help keep children HIV-free as they develop into young adults.
The Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood, International Sociological Association, calls for session proposals on the topic: Children´s Voices, Well-Being and Social Justice.
Deadlines: Session proposals: June 15, 2011.
On-line abstract submission will be open from August 25 to December 15, 2011.
Conference dates: Aug 1 - 4, 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This innovative interdisciplinary programme, based in the Centre for Human Geography at Brunel University, is the first in the UK to cater specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development.
Integrating humanities, social sciences, and community action, Institute on Family & Neighborhood Life offers a unique interdisciplinary program of study in International Family and Community Studies.
The UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children has established a website
The child protection MERG is a global inter-agency advisory and coordination body whose purpose is to ensure that child protection receives sufficient recognition and support as an integral component of child well-being, based on high quality evidence that complies with ethical standards.
The report from the 4th Forum on the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child is now available.
An estimated 178 million children younger than 5 years in developing countries experience linear growth retardation and are unlikely to attain their developmental potential. We aimed to evaluate adult benefits from early childhood stimulation and/or nutritional supplementation in growth-retarded children.
An article from Pediatrics published online Apr 25, 2011.
This volume of the ANNALS considers conceptual, legal, and practical issues related to the realization of children as citizens. The treatment of children is of vital interest to all who seek stronger democracy, especially in aging societies that will necessarily become increasingly dependent on the young.
Robbie Gilligan, the President of Childwatch International Research Network, discusses the work of the Network and its partners, and the importance of sharing ideas and conducting research to generate newknowledge and insight in the field of child rights and child protection.
Global Studies of Childhood is a peer-reviewed, internationally focused, online research journal. The journal provides an opportunity for researchers, university and college students and professionals who are interested in issues associated with childhood in education, family, and community contexts from a global perspective to present, share and discuss their work. GSC aims to present opportunities for scholars and emerging researchers to interrogate the ways in which globalization and new global perspectives impact on children’s life experiences.
SPECIAL ISSUE: Girls and Young Women’s Education and Empowerment in Marginalized Regions of the World
UBS Optimus Foundation seeks to commission research on child sexual abuse prevalence and service provision in an African and a Latin American country in a project that will last from October 2011 through 2015.
Submission deadline is August 31, 2011, at 17:00 CET.
UNICEF has partnered with Economic Research Foundation to develop the learning programme "Socio-Economic Policies for Child Rights with Equity".
The Child labour cluster at The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization is offering training on Child labour issues.
This issue of The African Child E-Newsletter features an interview with Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children. Ms. Pais shares her views on violence against children in Africa, her role as Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children as well as the various challenges and opportunities of her mandate and much more.
The aim of this research, commissioned by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and carried out by a team from the University of East Anglia, was to seek children and young people’s views of the child protection system and to consider how those views might contribute to improving responses to abuse and neglect. It aimed to gather the views of children and young people living with their parents, who all had a child protection plan in place.
The Child Protection Working Group is seeking a potential partnership with an academic institution in order to develop and implement a programme for an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in Child Protection in Emergencies.
NEW Deadline for submitting Declaration of Intent Monday 13th June 2011
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.
This international conference for researchers, policy makers, industry, educators, NGOs and government will be held on 22-23 September 2011 at LSE, London, UK.
Deadline for abstracts 30.04.11
Recognizing the need to turn this vulnerable age into an age of opportunity, UNICEF has dedicated the flagship publication to adolescents. The report examines the global state of adolescents; outlines the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation; and explores the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage.
The first international biennial conference organised by Una: The Global Learning Initiative on Children and Ethnic Diversity! This international conference will explore the power of early childhood as a force for reducing racial and ethnic divisions and building peaceable communities.
Amsterdam, 12th - 14th May 2011
Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday 11 March 2011