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Second issue of the Lancet's new Journal Global Health is out now. Read here the table of contents and access all articles free. Included is also the parallel blog site to view and join discussions on items published in The Lancet Global Health and to read and comment on blogs from leading figures in global health.
Eldis has joined forces with IDS and global partners to support a collaborative research programme - "Influencing Policies to Support the Empowerment of Women and Girls" - by creating Eldis Interactions - a new online resource featuring real-time research and analysis from the programme.
Equity for Children has launched a new long-term project entitled, 'Approaches to Equity'. The results of this project will gradually be published on the EFC website starting in July 2013. 'Approaches to Equity' aims to push forward the important agenda of children's rights and equity, especially in light of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals agenda.
The main aim of the conference is to promote wide recognition of children’s agency, empowerment and influence on their own lives, their families and communities and the society as a whole. Children are fully fledged citizens with a voice of their own, not mere recipients or passive dependents of decisions made by others on their behalf. Nov 13-15, 2013 - Milan, Italy
A new report from UNICEF analyses prevalence and trends in female genital mutilation/cutting in 29 countries. Drawing on data from more than 70 nationally representative surveys over a 20-year period, the report finds that the practice has declined in a number of countries. Other important changes are under way
The deaths of 22 children in Bihar after eating poisoned school meals has launched a wave of discussion in India. Young Lives has published a number of research papers and briefs on the impact of the Midday Meal Scheme.
Three videos of conference plenary speakers sharing about their inequalities research are now available to view on YouTube. The plenary speakers were interviewed about their research papers during the Inequalities in Children’s Outcomes in Developing Countries conference conference, hosted by Young Lives at the University of Oxford, 8–9 July 2013.
A conference on inequalities in children’s outcomes was hosted by Young Lives at the University of Oxford on 8 and 9 July 2013. The conference brought together researchers who use longitudinal data to investigate the different influences on children’s outcomes from all around the world.
The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) has recently developed a Position Paper: Towards an African Position on Children and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Paper is the outcome of a review of ACPF’s extensive research on child rights and wellbeing in Africa over the past decade. The Position Paper is complemented by a Situational Analysis of Children in Africa, entitled Africa's Children and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
This conversation is an opportunity for practitioners and researchers involved or interested in the power of persuasion tactics to share their experiences, questions, challenges and ideas. From August 19 to 23, 2013
This conference - the seventh after Amsterdam (1998), Washington (2001), London (2004), Vienna (2007), Bangalore (2010) and Poland (2011) offers a world-wide platform dealing with health problems of children caused by important environmental influences.The conference will take place on 20-22 November, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Abstract deadline: 1 August 2013.
The latest issue of the Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU) newsletter highlights efforts that are underway to better support the work of African ECD Scholars. It provides a brief update of the ECD Scholars Workshop held in Johannesburg in February as well as other reports of advancing ECD research in Africa.
This new book has been published by Vacha Charitable Trust and written by Saumya Uma at the Vacha Resource Center for Women and Girls in Mumbai, India.The book critically examines laws, policies and international conventions as they affect girls in India.
Call for Abstracts for a special issue of Children, Youth and Environments on Greening Early Childhood Education. The purpose of this special issue is to explore settings that provide nature experiences for young children, with attention to the effect that these initiatives have on the holistic development and environmental awareness of the children involved, their teachers, and staff. Abstract deadline: July 20, 2013
The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (CB-OCAN) is sponsoring a series of four free webcasts to provide active learning opportunities between the 18th and the 19th National Conferences on Child Abuse and Neglect.
The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) is pleased to announce the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The conference theme is Making Meaningful Connections. We will also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) at the Conference. Submission Deadline: August 5 2013. Time and place: Apr 29, 2014 - May 2, 2014, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, USA
Crop (The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) has highlighted that many of the proposals that have been made for SDGs are related to poverty eradication – and are compiled is a list that CROP has published here:
To mark its 10th anniversary, Child Helpline International is organising a Global Policy Dialogue at the United Nations in New York and five regional Policy Dialogues and Regional Consultations across the world. A global data publication and five regional data publications will be released at these events.
This briefing paper provides a review of published articles and reports on child death review mechanisms internationally. By Shanaaz Mathews, (Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town) Naeemah Abrahams (Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council) and Lorna J Martin (Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Cape Town)
This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.
Child Helpline International released its latest report “Voices of Young Europe” on June 26 at the European Parliament. The report comprises analysis of nearly 58 million contacts made with child helplines in Europe during the past 10 years.
Between July 2012 and March 2013, members of Family for Every Child consulted with children living in seven different countries. This report summarises the main findings that emerged from these consultations and incorporates the views of almost 600 children between the ages of 8 and 17 in Brazil, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Malawi and Russia. Author:Gillian Mann
This systematic review,co-registered within both the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations, summarizes the evidence from empirical studies comparing the effectiveness of interventions that have been established to promote inclusion and reintegration, and to reduce harm, in street-connected children and young people (0 to 24 years old) who work and/or live on the streets worldwide.
Retrak is an organization that works with street children in Africa. This report offers an evaluation of the impact of Retrak's programs in Ethiopia and Uganda in its pilot period (2011 and 2012) and the progress of the children involved in the programs, using the Child Status Index (CSI) as a measurement of child wellbeing and a tool for tracking children’s progress as they transition from the street to family homes. Authors: Su Corcoran and Joanna Wakia
The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study is a unique longitudinal study that has been following a population of children in care in Northern Ireland. This study is a longitudinal study, which began in 2000 by the Institute of Child Care Research at Queens University Belfast.