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Childwatch is proud to announce that this year's Norwegian Psychology Prize has been awarded to Elisabeth Backe-Hansen at NOVA - Norwegian Social Research. NOVA is a central Key Institution for Childwatch International.
New research shows that some of the poorest developing countries are showing the greatest political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition
On September 16-20, 2013 in Norrköping, Sweden, a conference entitled, "Family Life in the Age of Migration and Mobility" Theory, Policy and Practice" will take place at Linköping University, Campus Norrköping.This conference will explore contemporary family life through the lenses of mobilty and migration.
Calls for abstracts deadline: 1st June 2013 .
Speech by Lisa Jordan – Executive Director Bernard van Leer Foundation – given on April 16th 2013 in Brazil at the opening of The First International Seminar of the Parliamentary Front for Early Childhood on Building a Legal Framework for Public Policies on Early Childhood .
The event aims to promote a wider understanding at EU level of what family and parenting support is, what is really needed to support parenting, what are the lessons learned in this field and see possible ways to put those lessons into practice. The event will also address the issue of children falling behind very early in life and agree some key shared objectives.
Date: Tuesday 7th May 2013 , 14:00 – 17:00
Location: European Commission, Charlemagne Building (ROOM MANS), rue de la Loi 170, Brussels (Belgium)
The University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB), the International Institute for the Rights of the Child (IDE), the University of Teacher Education Valais (HEP-VS), and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Valais, in close collaboration with the Council of Europe, are organizing this 5th Sion International Conference.
European Seminar ‘Public policies supporting positive parenthood: new policy perspectives’.
Place: Florence, Istituto degli Innocenti
Date: 23 May 2012
Child Maltreatment, the journal of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, is preparing a special issue on developmental outcomes and service delivery during emerging adulthood.
The studentships are to fund Doctoral research in any of BWPI’s core themes: Poverty and Social Protection; Global Poverty Reduction—Institutions and Policy; Working out of Poverty; and Urban Poverty, Conflict and Climate Change. The studentships will be available from September 2013. Closing date: Friday 17 May 2013
The Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester is an international centre established to create and share knowledge to end
poverty and to shape policies that deliver real gains for people in poverty. The University invites applications for the above post which is tenable from 1 September 2013 for a period of four years. Closing date : 03/05/2013
The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years brings together leading scientists, practitioners, civil society members, business leaders and political decision-makers from Europe and North America. Forum participants will explore policies and projects supporting the early childhood development of children from migrant and low-income families.
New book by authors Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite from Equity for Children. Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature fills the gap for a much needed systematic overview of the historical and contemporary state of urban poverty in the Global South.
Research Watch from Unicef's Office of Research, brings global thinkers together to analyse critical research related to children. In the Unicef studio expertise is brought together to discuss: Millions of children still malnourished? 'why, & what are the solutions'. In this Debate: Dr David Nabarro, Professor Lawrence Haddad, Professor Andrew Tomkins, Dr Purnima Menon, and Dr Anna Lartey.
As debates continue to rage around austerity measures and social spending cuts, Report Card 11: Child well-being in rich countries charts the achievements of 29 of the world’s advanced economies on the well-being of their children during the first decade of this century. Who ranks where? And what do children themselves have to say?
Unicef has published a report which offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five.
A CSDA Research Report. Johannesburg: Centre for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg published in 2013. In an effort to move away from a discriminatory, residual welfare model towards one that is more inclusive, rights-based and developmental in character, the South African welfare system experienced important shifts post-apartheid.
The Bernard van Leer Foundation is looking to appoint a specialist in research and evaluation, based in The Hague, on an initial 12-month contract with the possibility of renewal. The deadline for applications is April 28. For further details, including how to apply, please see the terms of reference .
On 13 February 2013 three research reports from the Children's Research Centre (CRC) were launched by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald at the National College of Ireland. These reports were the culmination of a two-year baseline evaluation of the Early Learning Initiative (ELI) at the National College of Ireland (2009-2011).
SRSG Santos Pais joined high-level Government officials, UNICEF and civil society representatives in a strong call for the inclusion of children protection from violence as a key dimension in the post 2015 development agenda.
On 1st February 2013 a global campaign led by the International Play Association: Promoting the child’s right to play (IPA) achieved a goal it had worked towards for five years, when the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in session in Geneva formally adopted a General Comment on Article 31. The Centre for Children’s Rights, along with the Northern Ireland Children’s Commissioner , OFMDFM and the International Play Association, will be supporting a seminar organised by Playboard Northern Ireland in Belfast on 17th April , thus launching a process to determine how the global message of the UN General Comment can be made a reality for Northern Irish Children.
This brief paper draws on these Q & As to highlight the key themes and emerging trends from those working in the field. These are grouped into 3 sections:What are the biggest challenges in your everyday work? What do you think works well or is important for children in their recovery and why? What knowledge or information would help you and your colleagues strengthen your work?
Home: The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network is developing a toolkit to help organisations monitor and evaluate reintegration programmes for children. This work is being supported by an inter-agency steering group including representatives from EveryChild, Save the Children, Mkombozi and IOM.
Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) are collecting information and knowledge related to economic strengthening as a means to strengthen family reintegration of separated children. The team at WRC are interested in hearing from organisations who have experience of implementing economic strengthening programmes in the context of reintegration.
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative announces the 3rd international conference on sexual violence research, SVRI Forum 2013. The aim of SVRI Forum 2013 is to promote promising practices for preventing and responding to sexual and intimate partner violence . The Forum 2013 will be co-hosted by Partners for Prevention.
14 – 17 October, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Bangkok, Thailand