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Published Jan. 14, 2013 12:33 PM

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.

Published Jan. 14, 2013 11:41 AM

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.

Published Jan. 14, 2013 11:04 AM

Research on and with children in cross-cultural contexts presents several challenges—concerning consent, methodology, risk and responsibility. In the volume Cross-Cultural Child Research, experienced researchers share their reflections on these issues. The book is published by the Norwegian National Research Ethics Committees. The book launch is arranged by the hosted by the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, NTNU.

Published Jan. 9, 2013 10:30 PM

Equity for Children at The New School and The Fetzer Institute presents the New York movie premiere and Q&A panel discussion of: "WHEN HOME IS THE STREET": The drama of street life for children in Rio de Janeiro and Guadalajara. A film by Theresa Jessouroun.

Wednesday 30th January 5.30 -7.30

Malcolm Klien Conference Room, J.M. Kaplan Building, The New School

Published Jan. 9, 2013 9:57 PM

Norma del Rio from Research Program on Infancy and Childhood, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana  and Irene Rizzini from The International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI), both from Childwatch Key Institutions, have co-authored a new book, along with Maria de los Angeles Torres from the University of Illinois at Chicago, about the dedicated youth civic engagement and leadership in Chicago, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro.

Published Jan. 7, 2013 8:48 PM

The film was made in conjunction with the CIESPI (Centro Internacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Sobre a Infâncio) project Transforming the Lives of  Children and Adolescents in Situation of the Streets in Rio De Janeiro and Mexico City. It is made in partnership with The Children's Rights Collective, Guadalajara Mexico (Colectivo Pro-Derechos de la Niñez - CODENI)

Published Dec. 29, 2012 5:51 PM

On 18 December, States met in New York to elect nine members to serve on the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The successful candidates will replace those whose term will expire on 28 February 2013. The nine candidates elected to the CRC are from: Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Italy, Malaysia, Russia, and Slovakia.  

Published Dec. 29, 2012 4:13 PM

The Working Paper 86 examines the extent to which the involvement of different stakeholders in schools (teachers, headteachers, parents, students, local government administration, etc.) impacts upon critical decision-making at school level. The paper uses qualitative data collected as part of the recent Young Lives school-based research from five of the 20 sentinel sites. Specifically it uses data collected through in-depth interviews with teachers and headteachers.

Published Dec. 29, 2012 3:44 PM

5th Annual Greenville Family Symposium  Changing the Culture: Towards Healthy and Just Communities.

Student pre-conference: The Rights of People with Disabilities.

April 11-12, 2013

Deadline for Abstracts: January 21st, 2013

Published Dec. 29, 2012 3:23 PM

Latest issue of Children, Youth and Environments Journal just published a new issue with 14 papers from the U.S., Canada, Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, and Bangladesh. To fully access the current issue and all back issues since 1984, click here

Published Dec. 28, 2012 11:08 PM

This November - December edition of The African Child E-Newsletter highlights the deliberation and shares the outcome documents from the 3rd Pan-African Forum on Children.

Published Dec. 18, 2012 3:17 PM

International Models of Child Participation in Family Law Proceedings following Parental Separation / Divorce published in the International Journal of Children’s Rights 20 (2012) 645–673.

This article reports on the findings of a 2009 survey conducted under the auspices of the Childwatch International Research Network about how children’s participation rights, as set out in Articles 12 and 13 of the UNCRC, are respected in private family law proceedings internationally.  

Published Dec. 18, 2012 3:04 PM

December issue of the Center on the Developing Child newsletter includes; Working paper: The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain; A study on the effects of global adversity, two generations at a time, and  a special journal supplement Journal Features Center Affiliates' Work on Biology of Early Adversity.

Published Dec. 18, 2012 2:41 PM

En el marco del III Congreso Internacional de Ciencia, Tecnología y Cultura, y con el Patrocinio de la Red de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Sistematización de América Latina y el Caribe -RELAC-; ReLaC-Chile, y del Núcleo de Evaluación de Políticas Públicas de la Universidad de Chile, se ha organizado un simposio sobre Investigación Evaluativa de Políticas Públicas, Programas y Proyectos Sociales. Este Congreso Internacional es organizado por la Universidad de Santiago de Chile, y se desarrollará en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile entre el 7 y el 10 de Enero de 2013.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 2:12 PM

Special issue: Child Rights in Africa: January 2013; Vol. 56, No. 1 URL:  

Published Dec. 17, 2012 1:09 PM

Child-Centred Accountability and Protection Evaluation (CAPE) is a multiinstitutional pilot project focused on assessing how the impact of child protection services and programs addressing sexual abuse and exploitation can be measured and evaluated from a child-centred perspective. As such, the project is centred on developing an understanding of the meaning of risk, protection and well-being from the perspectives of vulnerable young people, and translating this knowledge into actions to promote child rights-based system change in Brazil, Colombia and Thailand. The first phase of the CAPE Project was supported financially by the Oak Foundation.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 12:57 PM

This Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year master programme of 120 ECTS. Students will spend a semester each in Lisbon, Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their master’s thesis. The language of instruction for the programme is English. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded a joint degree by the consortium.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 12:27 PM

This issue of Child Poverty Insights: BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents: Changing Mind-Sets and Going to Scale with Social and Financial Skills for Girls.

Farzana Kashfi, Santhosh Ramdoss and Scott MacMillan, from BRAC and BRAC USA, highlight BRAC's  network of clubs for adolescent girls, which are now active in Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Haiti and Sierra Leone.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 12:03 PM

Latest research and resources on alternative care and related programming and policy guidance.  In particular, this newsletter includes recent research findings, country and global reports and a media spotlight on the following issues: The continued presence of orphanages in Cambodia; Child care reform and deinstitutionalization in Georgia; Child adoption, war and the role of social workers in El Salvador and Argentina; Inequality and child protection in the post 2015 development agenda; Better Care Network Netherlands' guide to volunteering at a children's home;TED talk on 'The Tragedy of Orphanages'.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 11:47 AM

Download the latest edition of the monthly newsletter prepared by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights regarding children in armed conflict.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 10:53 AM

Latest news on UNICEF's work on monitoring the situation of women and children. Central in this issue is child survival as this has been the theme of much of UNICEF's recent work.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 10:12 AM

The South African Child Gauge is the only publication in the country that provides an annual snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children.

It is published by the Childwatch key institute: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town. The publication tracks South Africa’s progress towards realising children’s rights.

The 2012 issue focuses on the theme 'Children and inequality: closing the gap'.

Published Dec. 7, 2012 2:12 PM

Modelo Interinstitucional de Atención a Víctimas de Trata de Personas: Propuesta de contenido de un modelo interinstitucional de atención a víctimas de trata de personas, a partir de los conocimientos y la experiencia de prestadores de servicios publicada por La Fundación Renacer I.A.P. derivado del proyecto: Elaboración de un modelo institucional de atención a víctimas de trata de personas, recatando la labor de la sociedad civil y fundamentándolo con estudios científicos.

Published Dec. 7, 2012 12:17 PM

(Please note: Change of dates) UNI-COM, Faculty of Social Sciences of Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, invites you to participate in the  II UNI-COM  LATINAMERICAN CONFERENCE: "QUALITY OF LIFE IN LATIN AMERICA" , September 16-17, 2013

UNI-COM , Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, invita a participar del CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE CALIDAD VIDA UNI-COM y IV JORNADA DEL PROGRAMA DE INVESTIGACION EN CALIDAD DE VIDA que alojará a la IX CONFERENCIA INTERNACIONAL DE LA RESEARCH NETWORK los días 16 y 17 de septiembre de 2013.

Published Dec. 7, 2012 11:54 AM

This issue reviews seven of the twelve papers from the recently published special issue in the African Journal of AIDS Research on resilience and coping strategies of HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa. These qualitative studies show a neglected perspective on the suffering and hardship experienced by children affected by HIV and AIDS in the region, highlighting the ways in which children can participate actively in addressing and improving the difficult challenges they face. Despite serious methodological shortcomings in some of the studies, the papers as a whole argue that resilience shown by children is the outcome of both their agency and active participation, as well as support they receive in their social environments.