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This report examines children’s experiences of growing up during the period of the Millennium Development Goals. It is based on an analysis of survey and qualitative data from 12,000 children in four countries – Ethiopia, India (Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam.
New book by Young Lives, Changing Lives in Andhra Pradesh: Young Lives Children Growing Up, will be launched at a special event in Hyderabad to be held during Global Education Week 2013.
April 21st 2013, 1pm - 4pm.
The International NGO Council on Violence against Children is preparing a report on violence and the juvenile justice system and needs your help. The report will aim to compare the current violent reality children face when they come into contact with the justice system, to a non-violent alternative; analysing outcomes of both, including recidivism, risks to public safety, monetary costs, etc.
Applicants are invited for the next intake of the cross-institutional, structured PhD in Child and Youth Research programme scheduled to commence in September, 2013. This is a four year, full-time PhD delivered as part of a collaboration between NUI Galway and Trinity College Dublin.
The seeds of tolerance – and intolerance – are sown in the early years. Children learn respectful behaviour – or not – in the home, the school and on the street. In order to support schools in their important role of promoting and affirming respect for difference, the Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, has recently launched the Be Fair –Say No To Racism initiative (www.befair.ie).
The Structured PhD in Child and Youth Research in association with the Children's Research Centre, School of Social Work and Social Policy and Trinity International Development Initiative is pleased to host a Public Lecture by Dr. Virginia Morrow, Young Lives, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford.
Place: Neil Hoey Theatre, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.
Time: Monday 29th April 2013, 4pm
Local perspectives on female child marriage and circumcision in Ethiopia are explored in this Young Lives Working Paper 93. Both practices are widespread still, despite international and national efforts to eradicate them, and reflect deep-rooted patriarchal and gerontocratic values regulating transactions between kin groups at marriage and women’s reproduction.
New Working Paper by Young Lives. Using school-, community- and household-level data from the Young Lives longitudinal study in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, this paper makes a detailed comparison of 227 government and private schools attended by the children in the sample.
Equity for Children has begun a collaboration with the New York City Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD), researching and assessing the effectiveness of its Cornerstone Mentoring Program. The program addresses unemployment, teen parenthood and low rates of graduation by promoting positive change in adolescents and their attitudes toward themselves, others, and their futures. Participants are mostly African-American and Latino boys in the fifth to nine grades.
”Universal Pre-K: An Important Asset for Child Development” is a new article from Equity for Children that highlights how most pre-k programs today came to fruition after early education initiatives started in the US in the 1960s, and US-based evidence that illustrates their effectiveness.
NEF is recruiting a new Programme Manager for the initiative Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund.
Deadline for submission: 21 st April 2013 .
El II Colóquio Latino-americano sobre Políticas de Segurança e Direitos Humanos: Enfocando a primeira infância, infância e adolescencia, que tuvo su primera edición en 2011, fue promovido por Equidad para la Infancia América Latina. Este año, el Coloquio estuvo organizado en conjunto con el Centro Internacional de Estudos e Pesquisas sobre a Infância (CIESPI/PUC-Rio), la PUC-Rio, la Rede Nacional Primeira Infância (RNPI), el Instituto y la Fundación Arcor, y cuenta con el apoyo de Instituto C&A, Avante Educação e Mobilização Social, Fundação Bernard van Leer y la Agência de Noticias da Infância (ANDI).
This conference will bring together papers that discuss the extent of inequalities in key indicators of children’s human capital and well-being, especially how inequalities change and evolve, and the factors that mitigate or reinforce early inequalities and explain their evolution over time. St Anne's College, Oxford, 8-9 July 2013
With support from the Van Leer Foundation, Children, Youth and Environments has published a special issue on community and physical environments as contexts of violence and healing for children. It includes papers from Northern Ireland, the United States, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
International Social Service and the International Reference Centre for the Rights of Children Deprived of their Family (ISS/IRC) have published the last monthly review n°02/2013.
Latest Brief: Early Childhood Mental Health - This two-page summary explains why, many costly problems for society, ranging from the failure to complete high school to incarceration to homelessness, could be dramatically reduced if attention were paid to improving children’s environments of relationships and experiences early in life.
The interdisciplinary and international character of SRCD is strongly supported through its biennial meetings. Empirical, theoretical, historical, and methodological submissions to the program from investigators around the globe in all disciplines related to the field of child development are welcome. The Society also encourages submissions from students, both graduate and undergraduate.
Journal of International Child Care and Education Policy (ICEP) 2013, Volume 7, No.1. Jointly published by the Korea Institute of Child Care and Education (KICCE) and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) from May 2013, ICEP intends to disseminate research and analysis regarding major issues of child care and education policy to a broad, international readership of policymakers, researchers, and practitioners.
Applicants are invited for the next intake of the cross-institutional, structured PhD in Child and Youth Research programme scheduled to commence in September, 2013. This programme is based on a collaboration between the National University of Ireland, Galway and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The programme which combines thesis and taught modules, can be taken on a full-time basis over four years or on a part-time basis over six years.
As a legacy to Pat Engle, the Bernard van Leer Foundation, along with her friends and colleagues, have established the Patrice L Engle Dissertation Award For Global Early Child Development to provide opportunities for junior scholars from or working in developing countries to conduct dissertation research in global early child development.
Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children is produced by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre for its Business & Children Portal. The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in this field informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives.
This special issue showcases research on the 90% of the world's adolescents growing up in the “majority world” (i.e., Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean). Articles were solicited that addressed three focal areas by (1) evaluating existing developmental models or proposing culturally based approaches to studying adolescent development; (2) describing successful models of interventions to improve the well-being of youth; and (3) examining how global factors are experienced locally by adolescents.
The book is a collection of papers offering new research and insights into the role and potential agency of adolescent girls in meeting emerging global challenges such as demographic transitions, economic crises, climate change and the expansion of technology and innovations.
On March 21-22, 2013, Equidad para la Infancia América Latina is hosting the Second Latin American Colloquium on the Politics of Security and Human Rights: Focusing on Early Childhood, Childhood and Adolescence. The Colloquium will take place on March 21 and 22 in Brazil, on the campus of Pontificia Universidad Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). The Colloquium is directed towards academics, government functionaries, professionals and members of civil society organizations and social movements who work for children’s rights.
Este número de la Revista Tramas. Subjetividad y procesos sociales propone abordar el papel de los jóvenes en relación a los procesos de ciudadanización en la construcción de las subjetividades juveniles. Convocamos a los interesados a reflexionar sobre la condición crítica y movilizadora que están viviendo los jóvenes en esta coyuntura sociopolítica y que resuena con otros movimientos juveniles internacionales. Fecha de cierre; 30 de abril 2013