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Negotiations for the 2014– 2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework are speeding up, with the Danish Presidency hoping to make considerable progress towards a deal before the end of their mandate.
The world’s financial and economic crisis has taken a toll on children and poor households. High food and commodity prices, unemployment and austerity measures have aggravated persistent inequalities and contributed to a substantial rise in hunger and social tensions.
UNICEF’s flagship report, ‘The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World’, was launched 28 February, in Mexico City. One billion children live in urban areas, a number that is growing rapidly. Yet disparities within cities reveal that many lack access to schools, health care and sanitation, despite living alongside these services. This story is part of a series highlighting the needs of these children.
Since the introduction of the Child Support Grant (CSG) in 1998, the majority of the benefi ciaries are now women. The grant reaches 10.7 million children which makes up approximately 55 percent of the total number of children in South Africa. The CSG is internationally recognised to be an innovative intervention to reduce poverty and promote child well-being.
The Childrens Institute (CI) at the University of Cape Town is recruiting a director. The CI is a leader in child policy research and advocacy in South Africa and aims to contribute to policies, laws and interventions that promote equality and improve the situation and well-being of all children in the country.
The Special Representative on Violence against Children has just launched a report on "Tackling Violence in Schools – Bridging the gap between standards and practice" and The third annual report to the Human Rights Council.
Child poverty is a central and present part of global life, with hundreds of millions of children around the world enduring tremendous suffering and deprivation of their most basic needs. Despite its long history, research on poverty and development has only relatively recently examined the issue of child poverty as a distinct topic of concern. This book brings together theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant contributions by leading researchers on international child poverty.
The section of OVCsupport.net provides an overview of key issues for consideration in relation to policy and research on topics related to children and HIV. What’s New in Research? is also available through a monthly e-newsletter.
Journal of Youth Studies is an international scholarly journal devoted to a theoretical and empirical understanding of young peoples experiences and life contexts.
It is now almost four years since the First International Conference in Africa on Child Sexual Abuse was held in Nairobi in September 2007. Yet sexual abuse of children has continued unabated.
Time and place: Mar 12, 2012 - Mar 14, 2012, Accra, Ghana
The official Journal of the International Society for Child Indicators.
Child Indicators Research presents measurements and indicators of child well-being and their usage within multiple domains and in diverse cultures. It features measures and data resources, analysis of the data, exploration of theoretical issues, and information about the status of children, as well as the implementation of this information in policy and practice. The journal explores how child indicators can be used to improve the development and well-being of children.
An international conference organised by the Child Law Clinic at University College Cork, with the support of the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Friday March 9th 2012, Department of Law, University College Cork, Ireland
“Exchange of experiences and knowledge relevant for the design of more efficient strategies and programs to attend excluded children and youth of the Latin American and Caribbean Region”.
Time and place: May 23, 2012 - May 25, 2012, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela
This training course aims at enhancing law enforcers’ knowledge of forced labour’s constitutive elements and concrete manifestations and at enabling participants to gather the necessary evidence to build successful cases against forced labour offenders.
Time and Place: 16 to 20 April 2012 at the ITC ILO campus, in Turin, Italy.
The theme for this congress, represents a shift in focus from ‘processes’ for child mental health advancement, which formed the basis of the themes for the last three congresses in the previous decade and the first in this one, to scientific advancement and breakthroughs that will lay the foundations for better understanding of and caring for the mental health problems of children in future.
Time and place: Jul 21 - 25. 2012, Paris, France
Deadline for abstract submissions: 29 February 2012
Papers are invited on all aspects of the representation of youth, including issues of cultural expression and recognition, image construction and stereotyping, as well as ‘political’ representation and participation.
Time and place: Jun 26 - 29, 2012, National University of Ireland, Maynooth .
Deadline for receipt of abstracts (300 words maximum): Friday 2nd March 2012
The principal aim of the 2012 Inter-Congress of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciencesis is to offer anthropologists in academia, governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and agencies working on and with children from different parts of the world a common platform to address various emerging issues relating to children and childhood.
Time and place: Nov 26 - 30, 2012, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India
Submission of abstracts, deadline May 1, 2012
2nd International Conference of the International Childhood and Youth Research Network The international research conference is aimed at researchers (both new and experienced), policy-makers and practitioners from all around the world.
Time and place: Sep 5 - 7, 2012, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, North West England
Abstracts (up to 150 words) are invited to be submitted by 5pm on 31st March 2012.
A caring and protective family, immediate and extended, is central to effective child protection. Children in the most dire straits, however, live without protective family care.
Time and place: Mar 17 - 20, 2013, Sydney, Australia
The call for abstracts is now open. The deadline for submission is Thursday, 1 March 2012.
The papers collected in this issue provide a contemporary perspective on comparative child and family policy, highlighting new developments and current challenges for research and policy.
The fourth ISCI conference on child indicators is scheduled for May 29-31, 2013 in Seoul, Korea. The conference will explore how child indicators can be used to improve the well-being of children in a globalized world.
Deadline Abstract Submission - October 30, 2012
The “V World Congress for the Rights of Children and Adolescents, San Juan, Argentina 2012” shall focus on Childhood and Adolescence and the social changes processes involved: childhood as a possibility of change and emancipation and at the same time, the way in which childhood and adolescence are affected by these ongoing social changes.
Time and place: Oct 15, 2012 - Oct 19, 2012, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Argentina
Deadline ABSTRACTS: 30 April 2012
The special issue brings together papers by members of the Literacy and Development Group at the University of East Anglia, as well as others beyond it, all of which highlight the complex linkages between schooling, work and identity; the ways in which institutions and structures support or threaten these; and the meanings and purposes of education.
This book represents the engagement of Young Lives with researchers and debates in the field of children and development, reflecting on the first two rounds of Young Lives data coming from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, with supporting material from Tanzania and South Africa. Topics include the ethics of research, the long-term causes and consequences of childhood poverty, and the resilience and optimism shown by children and their families.