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The report looks at the issue of helping children return home from the streets in several African cities. The main point of the report is that "...despite current perceptions of the difficulties of working with street children, several organisations have been able to show that reuniting street children with their familes is possible & efforts to do so have been met with great success."
Desk Based research from Unicef, EveryChild and Maestral International.
Authors:Gillian Mann, Siân Long, Emily Delap and Lucy Connell
Date: Friday, June 08, 2012
The past years have been marked by a strengthening of the rights of indigenous peoples, including the rights of indigenous children. Together with other international standards, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols remain a crucial reference in this regard. The new third Optional Protocol to the Convention on a Communications Procedure will allow children to bring complaints to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. With this new instrument children, just like adults, will have an access to international human rights bodies.
Soft copy of the new publication on Cities and Children: The Challenge of Urbanisation in Tanzania . This report was published as a companion volume to the 2012 State of the World's Children: Children in an Urban World.
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.
The deadline for submission of papers is 17th December 2012
The new edition of Early Childhood Matters, on the subject of Living conditions: The influence on young children's health , explores the links between the living conditions in which children grow up and their health and development. It includes articles on air pollution, accidents, nature and child-friendly cities, and contributions from four continents. You can download the pdf , read on issuu.com or order a free printed copy .
'Developing Brains' is the latest edition of Early Childhood in Focus. It covers key findings on the development of children's brains and the effects of early experiencies. The Early Childhood in Focus series provides accessible and clear reviews of the best and most recent available research, offering clear messages on core policy topics and questions.
Presenting the latest research and practice in diagnosis and support for women and girls with autism.
Date: 16 October 2012
Location: Novotel City Centre Hotel, Birmingham
The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund has awarded 9 grant for a total amount of € 758,885 under its 1st call for proposals, after considering 479 concept notes. The Fund exists to support rigorous impact evaluations of interventions addressing violence against children occurring in family settings in low-and middle-income countries.
The European Society for Prevention Research will hold its 3rd International Conference and Members’ Meeting: “Common risk and protective factors, and the prevention of multiple risk behaviours”. - The aims are to highlight the importance of prevention work and promote research on interventions with multiple behavioural and mental health outcomes.
Krakow, Poland - December 6-7, 2012
Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, highlighted the economic benefits of quality early childhood programs for an audience of children's advocates gathered for a national conference this week in Cincinnati. ( Education Week Article )
The overall goal of the resource pack is to contribute to strengthen the evidence base of child protection through clear and practical guidance for improved planning, monitoring and evaluation practices and documentation of good practices and lessons learned, in line with the main approaches in UNICEF’s Child Protection Strategy (2008) and with the re-focus in UNICEF on monitoring results for equity. For further details >>
Young People Leaving Care: Supporting Pathways to Adulthood By Mike Stein, explores the journey from care to adulthood through the main challenges these young people face: in being in settled accommodation, in fulfilling their potential in education, employment or training, and in achieving and maintaining good health and a positive sense of wellbeing.
A new Human Development Resource Centre (HDRC) website, aiming to provide DFID advisers with high quality advice, expertise and knowledge in health, education and nutrition, went live last month. Website: http://hdrc.dfid.gov.uk/
Evidence Aid and the Belgian Red Cross – Flanders are organising the 2nd Evidence Aid Conference on 29-30 October 2012. It will be held at the Novotel Hotel, Brussels Airport, Belgium. The overarching theme is ‘Disaster Aid’, in which we will focus on priority setting and the levels of evidence that should be regarded as acceptable or required for people involved in disaster risk reduction, planning, response and recovery.
Sixth World Urban Forum - Theme: The Urban Future.
Saturday 1st to Friday 7th September 2012
Psychology Beyond Borders (PBB) is seeking proposals for projects that support our mission. PBB is an international non-profit organization focusing on the psychosocial impacts of disasters, armed conflicts, and terrorism. PBB is seeking to fund research and service-oriented projects that support work in this area, with a particular focus on work that addresses issues of how the psychosocial impact of disasters and mass traumas are affected by repetitive and chronic exposure to traumatic events, economic loss and empowerment, preparedness and resilience programs, and prevention.
Application deadline is October 12, 2012.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomes inputs on the first draft of its General Comment . Submissions from interested organizations and individuals who have experience or information on State party obligations under the Convention in relation to the business sector would be particularly welcome. Submissions of both a conceptual and empirical nature would be welcomed by the Committee
The deadline for submissions is 24 August 2012.
CRIN wants to encourage a debate on juvenile justice. In particular about the setting of minimum ages of criminal responsibility. Download here the policy paper>>
-Comments on this paper
relevant positive developments in state laws and policies
research demonstrating the damage done by criminalising children
-Ideas for further regional and international advocacy
The editors of this special issue of Childhood’s Today are looking for papers that will help to assess how research on Latin American childhoods and children can contribute to, and challenge, the field of Childhood Studies.
Please submit abstracts of between 300 and 500 words by July 31st, 2012. Abstracts and articles must be submitted in English
UN Women and UNICEF have agreed to co-lead on the Inequalities Consultation . To help frame that debate, individuals, academics and organizational partners are invited to submit theoretical papers, to present findings from completed research or to present on-going work that raises methodological or conceptual issues.
Deadline: Proposal for full paper submitted by 20 July 2012
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The Children's Measurement Framework (CMF) is a new set of indicators in Great Britain to monitor and report on the equality and human rights position of children and young people in the constituent countries of England, Scotland and Wales.
Innocenti Research Centre has launched its latest edition of Research Watch - Post MDGs: What next and how? - on its website. This takes various issues and consists of a video of a Debate, a set of written Commentaries and further links and readings on the topic, with contributions from experts on the drafting of the original MDGs (eg. Vandemoortele) and on the various issues to be included in the next set of goals.
Law Reform, community dialogue and social mobilization are key strategies to prevent and promote the abandonment of harmful practices against children these were crucial strategies identified by the International Expert Consultation held in Addis-Abba, Ethiopia, hosted by the SRSG on Violence against Children and Plan International, and co-organized with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the Committee on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF, the NGO Council on Violence against Children and the African Child Policy Forum.