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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.
Read here about events and news that involved CROP during the second semester of 2012.
During this time many significant events have taken place, and planning for new activities in 2013 have also been undertaken, these include:New agreement between ISSC and UiB about CROP Selection of new CROP Scientific Committee members for 2013-14 Co-operation with Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) CROP Secretariat 20th anniversary in 2013 New funding awarded to CROP and its partners Agreement between UNILA and CROP established Reports and results of CROP events, activities and publications during the last half of 2012
This new CROP Poverty Brief discusses how accurate the assessments of poverty reduction are, and if it is analytically correct to credit the MDGs with being a major driver of poverty reduction.
It is a result of the discussions at a recently organized CROP workshop on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The document argues that:
POVERTY HAS NOT DECLINED TO THE EXTENT CLAIMED AND INEQUITY HAS RISEN
Submit your research to the forthcoming special issue on The future of youth sport and youth sport policy, to be published in International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 22nd March 2013 Deadline for submission of papers: 30th November 2013
Paper length: Between 8,000 and 10,000 words including references
On 3 December 2012, during the virtual annual meeting of Members of the Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (CP MERG), it was discussed and agreed that to improve collaboration, knowledge exchange and overall functioning of the CP MERG, a part-time Knowledge Management, Networking and Coordination Consultant should be recruited in 2013. Attached are the Terms of Reference (TOR) for this position.
Deadline to apply: Monday 4 February 2013.
This paper describes the outcomes of an expert consultation on The Structural Determinants of Child Well-being hosted by the UNICEF Office of Research. The two-day meeting brought together twelve participants to discuss the underlying causes of child well-being and develop an initial framework to consider the impact of structural factors on children’s lives and the inequalities that too often shape (and limit) their futures.
The Young Carers Research Group has launched a new questionnaire and screening tool to help researchers and health, social care and education professionals estimate the prevalence of young carers in a given area and to identify their needs.
UNICEF UK has published The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: a study of legal implementation in 12 countries, which looks in countries beyond the UK in order to compile evidence of the most effective and impactful ways of embedding children’s rights into domestic law. The 12 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden) were chosen to demonstrate the variety of ways in which different places have provided for children’s rights at the national level by taking steps to implement the Convention. The research was led by Professor Laura Lundy, Director of the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast ( www.qub.ac.uk/ccr), collaborating with Professor Ursula Kilkelly at University College Cork.
Gracias a la herramienta de videoconferencias, disponible para todos/as los/as miembros de la comunidad virtual de especialistas en infancia, compartimos el interesante debate planteado. Además ponemos a su disposición la presentación utilizada para contextualizar cada uno de los ejes de discusión.
Thanks to online resources we can now share the interesting debate that took place last year with the participation of Childwatch members Norma del Rio from UAM, Sara Alvarado from CINDE as well as CLACSO.
In this EFC Talks, Dr. Jo Boyden, Director, Young Lives, Oxford University, speaks about her views on equity for children and public policy, specifically as it relates to UNICEF programming. She elaborates on the necessity to focus on research that highlights growing concerns regarding inequality and inequity. This was held at the brainstorming meeting 'Putting Equity for Children on the Local Agenda: Limits and Challenges' that took place on October 1, 2012 at The New School.
Urban dwellers in low- and middle-income nations are on average better off than those in rural areas – healthier, better educated, better housed, with more livelihood opportunities. This rural-urban distinction has encouraged a focus on rural poverty as the most compelling development concern. But it can be a misleading dichotomy. The reassessment of objectives within post-2015 debates is a chance to recognize these disparities and the associated injustices as integral to addressing our commitment to a better world.
One of MDAC’s six human rights goals is access to justice. MDAC has been given a grant of 1million EUR from the European Commission carry out a two-year project entitled “Access to Justice for Children with Mental Disabilities”. The purpose of the “Project Manager – Access to Justice” is to manage this project, which aims to ensure access to justice for children with mental disabilities (term used to refer to children with intellectual disabilities and children with psycho-social disabilities), building on existing evidence and guidance relating to children and people with disabilities generally.
Deadline 21 January 2013.