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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.
Young Lives is a unique 15-year study of 12,000 children in 4 countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam) that aims to challenge policymakers to effect change. Young Lives newsletter includes all the latest news, research, analysis and events.
As part of Israel’s acceptance into the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) in 2010, the OECD’s Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs Committee published a review of Israel’s labour market and social policies. Childwatch key institution Myers-JDC Brookdale assisted in the preparation of the report.
Working Paper 85 presents children’s experiences and perceptions of poverty. It draws on survey and qualitative data from the Young Lives study of poor children in Ethiopia. Through group exercises, discussions and interviews, children and young people aged 13-17 collectively and individually provided their perceptions of the causes, indicators and consequences of poverty in their communities.
There has been growing interest in researching the dynamics of poverty, including poverty mobility. Looking at change over time and what caused this change can provide useful information for policymakers and those who seek to influence them. Young Lives makes use of the three rounds of survey data and of qualitative data from sub-sample children. The focus in this paper is tribal households not conforming to the general trend of upward mobility. It locates these households, analyses their characteristics, and identifies the factors that cause the downward mobility of certain households.
This Young Lives paper is a contribution to the global thematic consultation Addressing inequalities within the post-2015 development agenda which is being co-organised by UNICEF and UN Women. Failure to fully integrate equality principles is recognised as major limitation of the Millennium Development Goals, and neglect of inequalities has also detracted from the progress made in many areas. The paper draws attention to the many ways that inequality impacts on children’s experience of growing up.
The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to present the Pursuit Award. The award recognizes PhD students for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research.
This report by the UNICEF Office of Research, takes stock of the development of independent human rights institutions for children globally and identifies the specific roles they perform. It also pinpoints core elements, characteristics and features that contribute to their institutional success or otherwise.
"Because we are sisters and brothers" describes the most important outcomes of research activities and documentations about sibling relations in alternative care from five different countries: The SOS Children's Villages associations in Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Spain have worked on the topic and together they developed the articles and recommendations in this publication.
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth is a global forum for South-South dialogue on innovative development policies as a result of a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Brazil. Their work as a global centre consists of the production and dissemination of comparative studies based on successful inclusive growth public policies in the developing world. Recent focus is given to the Emerging Economies and South-South Cooperation. More information on IPC-IG is available at: http://www.ipc-undp.org/
ICP 2013 is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for consideration for Oral or Poster Presentation. Share your research findings and expertise with your peers, colleagues, industry leaders and top researchers. 24-29 August 2013, Melbourne, Australia.
The deadline for abstract submission is February 4, 2013.
From droughts to flash floods, failing crops and increased disease, the earth’s climate is changing. In what ways are children most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and how are they being affected? This edition of Research Watch looks at the science, the politics, the impact, and the next generation and asks what actions on climate change will most benefit children and young people and how we can bring youth into the climate change debate.
An exciting opportunity to share emerging research, promote interdisciplinary awareness, discussion, and collaboration, and connect with other postgraduates studying gender and sexuality in youth and childhood.
Cardiff University, 25th January, 2013
This report reviews recent trends in international migration, describing the size of current foreign-born populations across countries and analysing factors associated to the size and nature of these populations, reviews a set of important differences and similarities across educational systems and gives a brief description of population sizes across countries. Download the book online.
News item - A major step forward towards putting the measurement of well-being at the heart of policy-making was taken at a four-day international conference which ended in New Delhi on October 19. Read the concluding statement.
The editors of Children & Society are planning a special issue in 2014 on the theme of psychiatrised children and their rights. The guest editors for this special issue are Brenda LeFrançois and Vicki Coppock. The aim is to produce a collection of articles covering a range of issues in relation to psychiatry and the rights of children, from a number of different countries globally.
December 17, 2012 is the final acceptance date of papers for this special issue of Children & Society.
Read the latest newsletter from the International Bureau for Children’s Rights: The Forum on Children in Armed Conflict. This newsletter promotes and highlight the events and developments related to changes in the rights of children affected by armed conflict worldwide.
Calling for papers that discuss the extent of inequalities in key indicators of children’s human capital and well-being, especially how inequalities change and evolve, and the factors that mitigate or reinforce early inequalities and explain their evolution over time.
St Anne's College, Oxford, 8-9 July 2013
Submission deadline: 1 April 2013.
Home: The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network is pleased to announce a series of webinars exploring important topics for children affected by sexual exploitation and related trafficking. These webinars are an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share details of their research and experiences to improve understanding and responses to the issues. Each webinar will feature two presentations followed by a facilitated question and answer discussion
Join the discussion now and listen to the past webinars you might have missed. Next webinar November 14th.
The International Bureau for Children’s Rights started in June 2012 the publication of the monthly newsletter related to news and updates regarding children’s rights in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Download their latest newsletters from September and October 2012.
Twice a month, the BCN Secretariat disseminates alternative care publications, news, conferences, events and job postings via the newsletter. The newsletter includes issues related to the care and support of vulnerable children across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas
This paper explores some of the factors which impede and promote public sector responsibilities towards children. The purpose of this analysis is to seek methods of assessing the performance of governments in their roles as protectors of the rights of children according to their international commitments. The multiplicity of actors involved in the process is described and the related problems for cooperation and effective implementation considered.
The 2012 edition of the Child Development Index highlights the impressive progress the world has made in reducing child mortality and ensuring millions more children go to school.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows both promising progress and discouraging setbacks for the U.S.'s children: While their academic achievement and health improved in most states, their economic well-being continued to decline. This year’s Data Book uses an updated index of 16 indicators of child well-being, organized into four categories: Economic Well-Being, Health, Education, and Family and Community. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990.
Are you interested in children's everyday lives and in childhood as a social and cultural phenomenon? Would you like to know about children's lives in different parts of the world? What about the changing conditions of childhood in the era of globalisation? If so, the international master's programme in Childhood Studies might be perfect for you.
Application deadline for international applicants: 1 December 2012.
Application deadline for Norwegian/Nordic applicants: 15 April 2013.