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January 2013 newsletter prepared by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights regarding children in armed conflict.
The January newsletter prepared by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights regarding children’s rights in the sub-Saharan region. Articles in French included.
On February 28, 2013, abstracts for the Conference on "Child Poverty and Social Protection" are due. Themes: The papers will be presented in parallel sessions based on 5 themes: A. DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY B. CHILD-SENSITIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION AND POVERTY REDUCTION C. INCLUSIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION D. INTEGRATED SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEM E. ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION
In 2010 the members of the global Child Protection Working Group agreed on the need for child protection standards in humanitarian settings. The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action were developed between January 2011 and September 2012. The process of drafting the Minimum Standards involved over 400 individuals from 30 agencies in over 40 countries, including child protection practitioners, humanitarian actors from other sectors, academics and policy makers.
The Joint Council on International Children's Services is announcing its 37 th Annual Child Welfare Symposium , which will be held in New York City, May 20-22, 2013 at the Conference Center, 130 East 59 th Street, New York, New York.
The Annual Day on the Rights of the Child - this year focusing on the right to health - will take place on 7 March during the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council.
Welcome to the first International Conference on Inclusive Education under the banner of Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE) that is going to be held in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ACIE is a joint initiative of some academics, scholars and researchers of universities and professional bodies in the Asian region. Its prime objective is to improve access to high quality education of disadvantaged children in Asian countries.
Date: 15 February 2013 to 17 February 2013
Place: Asian Centre for Inclusive Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Media Trends 2013 aims to investigate the complex relations between media and children. As influential members of civil society the media can and should use every opportunity to promote children’s issues. Media makers can and should consider the possible consequences of their messages on children and youth. A systematic approach, examining potential influences of media content on these younger populations, would pave the way for more quality content and socially responsible media producers.
Date: April 22-24, 2013 Venue: Webster University Geneva
New report launched on Safer Internet Day 2013 (Tuesday 5 February) by the EU Kids Online project. Nearly 10,000 children between 9-16 years old from 25 European countries were surveyed for the report, and were asked ‘What things on the internet would bother people about your age?’. The report presents, for the first time, a detailed analysis of how children view the risks associated to the online world ‘in their own words’.
This publication aims to provide a practical guide for NGOs to facilitate children’s engagement in all aspects of the CRC reporting process. It is based on the experiences of NGOs and children, and explores issues NGOs will need to take into consideration when supporting and promoting children’s involvement.
A report published on January 28 2013 by the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) presents the campaigning activities undertaken by forty children and young people in Austria, Cyprus, England, the Netherlands and Romania to try and create violence-free youth custodial settings in their countries.
The campaigning activities were carried out as part of CRAE’s Ending Violence against Children in Custody project, funded by the European Commission’s Daphne III programme.
The youth-led campaigns in each country were based on the recommendations developed by young researchers in the first phase of the project.
The General Assembly of ENOC, meeting in October in Cyprus, agreed to on the terms of a common position statement on the negative consequences of the economic crisis on the level of protection and promotion of children's rights in the different jurisdictions within ENOC in general and more specifically on the impact of the crisis on Independent Children's Rights Institution (ICRIs).
Valerie Haugen recently conducted a desk review in 4 countries on education access for children and youth affected by HIV. This article focuses on a group largely invisible in program design, children with disabilities who are affected by HIV/AIDS.
This issue of the newsletter includes: The new Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Two Policy Briefs by Save the Children on the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children and on Intercountry Adoption Peer research by young people leaving care supported by SOS Children's Villages International in Albania, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Poland Seven country snapshots developed by SOS Children's Villages International looking at alternative care systems News articles on Haiti's orphanages and personal portraits of adoption in the USA
January 2013 Issue No.13
This month’s review includes an important paper about the survival and development of children born into families affected by HIV (Chen et al, 2012), the importance of social and psychological support to HIV-affected parents for the survival of their children (Ruton et al, 2012), and issues related to children’s rights (Cheny, 2013) and child participation (Farmer et al, 2013), and care and support for orphaned children (Shibuya & Taylor, 2013; Zapata et al, 2013).
Child Poverty Insights disseminates emerging research, practice and thinking on child poverty to a global audience of UNICEF and other UN staff, practitioners and academics. This edition disseminates empirical findings on the link between catch-up in nutrition with household asset levels for poor malnourished children in rural Ethiopia.
There are greater numbers of people with disabilities living in developing economies in comparison to the developed, and in both these settings, those living in poverty are disproportionately represented amongst the world’s poor. Youth with disabilities are generally unemployed and live far below the poverty line. Education as a pathway of moving out of poverty has long been acknowledged.This special issue will explore ways in which the goal of quality education for children and youth (up to 18 years) with disabilities is grounded in the normative, socio-cultural, political and economic realities of Southern countries.
Understanding how poverty and inequalities affect children is central to understanding the impact of the MDGs and development of the post-2015 agenda. What Inequality Means for Children: Evidence from Young Lives, by Martin Woodhead, Paul Dornan and Helen Murray, draws together research from across the Young Lives longitudinal study of child poverty to answer questions about how inequality shapes children’s development.
Changes that happen within communities can have considerable consequences for the lives of children and their families. This paper demonstrates the importance of considering the community context and shows how differences between sites can be significant.
Date: 19 Dec 2012
Series: Young Lives Working Paper 90
Over the course of 5 weeks (14 January to 17 February), the Stream on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) will lay out weekly related topics with key questions that we would like you, the viewer, to comment, discuss and debate about in this open platform. This stream will provide a contribution to the Thematic Consultation on Water with recommendations on how to address WASH related challenges in the post-2015 development agenda. We look forward to your contributions! The Sub-Consultation will take place through discussions on five specific themes:
Week 1 : Aspirational Objectives of the Joint Monitoring Program (14-21 Jan.) Week 2 : WASH in Schools (21-28 Jan.) Week 3 : WASH and Governance: People, Power and Politics (28 Jan. – 4 Feb.) Week 4 : WASH and Environmental Sustainability (4-11 Feb.) Week 5 : WASH and Economic Development (11-17 Feb.)
Young Digital, a website about using digital research with children and young people, is now live at www.youngdigital.net Young Digital has advice, guidance, case studies, audio, videos and slideshows about how digital media can be used in research.
In order to disseminate knowledge on children's rights between researchers, policy makers and practitioners, KeKi develops a children's rights database, consisting of a legal instruments database, a Flemish research database and a publications database. The legal instruments database, containing legal instruments and important policy documents at the international, regional, Belgian and Flemish level, was launched on November 20th 2011, as a contribution to the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This special issue of European Journal of Social Work aims to explore the interactive ways in which knowledge flows in the social professions – from one country to another, from one organisation to another and between practice and academic settings. Read the full call for papers
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 24th March 2013
The Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold its 62nd Session from 14 January to 1 February 2013. Read full details on the session, including the list of alternative reports submitted by NGOs.
Chair of CROP, Prof. Thomas Pogge, spoke about the Millennium Development Goals in a keynote address, held at RSA, Nov 20th, 2012.
Pogge argues that much of today's severe poverty constitutes a human rights violation committed through supranational rule design. The eradication of severe poverty requires mainstreaming the concern for the poor beyond the niche of development assistance.