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Young Lives Policy Brief 19 - Publication date: September 6th 2012
Why strengthening the linkages between research and practice is important: Learning from Young Lives by Gina Crivello and Helen Murray based on the Oak-funded consultation on research into policy and practice is now available online.
The Bernard Van Leer Foundation presents the 8th publication of the Early Childhood in Focus series, which looks at the topic of Healthy Environments.
Publication date: 09/2012
Organized by the International Society for Child Indicators. Hosted by Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea the 4th ISCI conference will explore how child indicators can be used to improve the well-being of children in a globalized world under the conference’s main theme “Child Indicators in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy.”
Date: May 29 – 31, 2013.
Place: Seoul National University, Korea.
Abstract submission deadline – November 30, 2012
24th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC), Caring Without Borders.
Date: June 12-15 2013
Place: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Abtract Submission Deadline: 16th January 2013
SRSG calls for active participation of children with disabilities in Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
BAWSO (Black Association of Women Step Out Ltd) in partnership with Gwent Police, Akidwa and Welsh Women’s Aid are bringing together experts from around the world to an International Conference on Human Trafficking.
Date: 21st November 2012
Place: All Nations Centre, Cardiff.
Fostering better care, Improving foster care provision around the world, published by EveryChild, is the second part of a series on positive choices in alternative care. It offers a relevant and comprehensive analysis of foster care.
The Netherlands Youth Institute in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam takes the initiative to organise the First European Conference on Parenting Support in partnership with the Council of Europe, Eurochild and many other organisations.
10-12 October 2012, The Hague, The Netherlands
ISSA, DECET and Open Academy Step by Step Croatia invite practitioners in early years services and primary schools, policymakers and researchers to explore questions related to the professionalization of early care and education staff, through dialogue and a joint professional learning process.
Date:15-17 October 2012
Place: Opatija, Croatia
In late fall 2012, the journal Children, Youth and Environments will publish a special issue on the role of physical environments in putting children at risk of violence, in reducing risks of violence, and in creating places of security, refuge and healing. In addition to research articles, the journal carries Field Reports: short articles of about 3,000 words which describe innovative initiatives to improve environments for children and youth—in this case, by reducing risks of violence or creating places of safety and healing.
Submissions deadline: October 15, 2012.
ECPAT International www.ecpat.net is seeking an experienced leader to assume the role of Executive Director.
Violence against young children was at center-stage of the Expert Consultation organized by the SRSG on Violence against Children, the Government of Peru, the Bernard van Leer Foundation, UNICEF and the Global Movement for Children of Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting counted on the participation of leading policy and academic institutions, government representatives, international experts and children and adolescents from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.
The Social Policy and Economic Analyses Unit of the Division of Policy and Strategies at UNICEF New York Headquarters is seeking a consultant to carry out analyses of child-related surveys such as DHS and MICS to assist UNICEF in i) better identifying the most deprived and most vulnerable children and ii) better measuring inequity through the lens of a child who faces overlapping multi-dimensional deprivations.
Special issue of the Cambridge Journal of Education which is focused on the capability approach and its application to the field of education (the terms ‘capability approach’ and ‘capabilities approach’ are variously used by different authors). The capability approach, as originally developed by Amartya Sen, has gathered momentum in educational contexts in recent years and this journal issue provides a timely opportunity to disseminate some of the latest thinking in this area.
This book brings together for the first time a wide range of leading scholars from three disciplinary perspectives (children’s rights, psychosocial studies and transitional justice). It aims at enhancing a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to the rehabilitation, reintegration and reconciliation processes of children and adolescents affected by armed conflict.
UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a Consultant to Conduct a human rights-based equity-focused and gender-sensitive and child-focused Situation Analysis (SitAn) of Children in Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Deadline: September 7th 2012
PEPFAR has partnered with The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa to produce What's New in Research? - a monthly newsletter that will alert readers to new scientific publications. The newsletter focuses on relevant, evidence-based applied science about children affected by HIV and AIDS, policy research, tests of effectiveness, rigorous program evaluation, and cost analysis.
Director of Childwatch Institution CINDE, Marta Arango Nimnicht, has been chosen as Juror for the WISE Summit 2012.The WISE Awards are designed to identify, showcase and promote innovative educational projects from all sectors and regions of the world to inspire change in education.
This issue: August 2012; 19 (3). Children's interethnic relations in everyday life – beyond institutional contexts.
Guest editors: Véronique Pache Huber and Spyros Spyrou
Plan International is seeking to appoint a multi-disciplinary team of consultants to undertake multi-country research to investigate the benefits of birth registration.
This research project aims to determine the benefits of birth registration both at the micro and macro levels.
Applicants should submit an application package by 10 September 2012.
Policy Paper 6: This policy paper looks at children’s unequal trajectories from early childhood through to the time they leave school, examining how various factors are shaping their educational opportunities and achievement. It synthesises existing Young Lives analysis based on three rounds of research with two age cohorts in each of the four study countries (Ethiopia, Andhra Pradesh in India, Peru and Vietnam).
The editors of Children & Society are planning a special issue in 2014 on the theme of psychiatrised children and their rights. The guest editors for this special issue are Brenda LeFrançois and Vicki Coppock. The aim is to produce a collection of articles covering a range of issues in relation to psychiatry and the rights of children, from a number of different countries globally. The deadline for submission of papers is 17 December 2012.
UN Women and UNICEF are co-leading a consultation on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This consultation is part of a bigger process to bring together a broad range of stakeholders to review progress on the MDGs and to discuss the options for a new framework.
Call for applications for the 2013-2014 cycle of the Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights (MCR), an interdisciplinary part-time postgraduate programme in children's rights, which is jointly organised by the Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) in Sion and the University of Fribourg, both in Switzerland. The next cycle of this two-year programme will begin on 4 February 2013 and the deadline for applications is 30 September 2012. Below you will find a general overview of the MCR Programme and the new brochure may also be downloaded here.
This essay by Young Lives reviews current research into child development. It examines how the well-being of children is affected by rapid social and economic change; whether and in what ways children have benefited from economic growth; and how policy can use economic growth as a tool to promote the best interests of the child.
Authors: Jo Boyden and Stefan Dercon