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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
In this newly published book, 24 Young Lives children give us a unique insight into how their lives are changing as they are growing up. You can read the stories of 24 of them in the new book, Changing Lives in a Changing World and in a special section of the website .
The book is published by Young Lives: An International Study of Poverty.
Author: Nikki van der Gaag with Kirrily Pells and Caroline Knowles
Call for Papers/Conference Contributions
"Family, children and education at the core of the new challenges of social development: global scenarios, migration and active citizenship"
Date: 26th-29th November 2012
Place: Tourist Harbour, Naples, Italy
Deadline: 25 September 2012.
Journal of Community Practice
Volume 20 Issue 1-2, March 2012 Special Issue: Social Development and Social Work - Learning from Africa
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The International Bureau for Children's Rights started in June 2012 the edition of the monthly newsletter related to news and updates regarding children's rights in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
The report looks at the issue of helping children return home from the streets in several African cities. The main point of the report is that "...despite current perceptions of the difficulties of working with street children, several organisations have been able to show that reuniting street children with their familes is possible & efforts to do so have been met with great success."
Desk Based research from Unicef, EveryChild and Maestral International.
Authors:Gillian Mann, Siân Long, Emily Delap and Lucy Connell
Date: Friday, June 08, 2012
The past years have been marked by a strengthening of the rights of indigenous peoples, including the rights of indigenous children. Together with other international standards, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols remain a crucial reference in this regard. The new third Optional Protocol to the Convention on a Communications Procedure will allow children to bring complaints to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. With this new instrument children, just like adults, will have an access to international human rights bodies.
Soft copy of the new publication on Cities and Children: The Challenge of Urbanisation in Tanzania . This report was published as a companion volume to the 2012 State of the World's Children: Children in an Urban World.
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 17th December 2012
The new edition of Early Childhood Matters, on the subject of Living conditions: The influence on young children's health , explores the links between the living conditions in which children grow up and their health and development. It includes articles on air pollution, accidents, nature and child-friendly cities, and contributions from four continents. You can download the pdf , read on issuu.com or order a free printed copy .
'Developing Brains' is the latest edition of Early Childhood in Focus. It covers key findings on the development of children's brains and the effects of early experiencies. The Early Childhood in Focus series provides accessible and clear reviews of the best and most recent available research, offering clear messages on core policy topics and questions.
Presenting the latest research and practice in diagnosis and support for women and girls with autism.
Date: 16 October 2012
Location: Novotel City Centre Hotel, Birmingham
The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund has awarded 9 grant for a total amount of € 758,885 under its 1st call for proposals, after considering 479 concept notes. The Fund exists to support rigorous impact evaluations of interventions addressing violence against children occurring in family settings in low-and middle-income countries.
The European Society for Prevention Research will hold its 3rd International Conference and Members’ Meeting: “Common risk and protective factors, and the prevention of multiple risk behaviours”. - The aims are to highlight the importance of prevention work and promote research on interventions with multiple behavioural and mental health outcomes.
Krakow, Poland - December 6-7, 2012
Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, highlighted the economic benefits of quality early childhood programs for an audience of children's advocates gathered for a national conference this week in Cincinnati. ( Education Week Article )
The overall goal of the resource pack is to contribute to strengthen the evidence base of child protection through clear and practical guidance for improved planning, monitoring and evaluation practices and documentation of good practices and lessons learned, in line with the main approaches in UNICEF’s Child Protection Strategy (2008) and with the re-focus in UNICEF on monitoring results for equity. For further details >>
Young People Leaving Care: Supporting Pathways to Adulthood By Mike Stein, explores the journey from care to adulthood through the main challenges these young people face: in being in settled accommodation, in fulfilling their potential in education, employment or training, and in achieving and maintaining good health and a positive sense of wellbeing.
A new Human Development Resource Centre (HDRC) website, aiming to provide DFID advisers with high quality advice, expertise and knowledge in health, education and nutrition, went live last month. Website: http://hdrc.dfid.gov.uk/
Evidence Aid and the Belgian Red Cross – Flanders are organising the 2nd Evidence Aid Conference on 29-30 October 2012. It will be held at the Novotel Hotel, Brussels Airport, Belgium. The overarching theme is ‘Disaster Aid’, in which we will focus on priority setting and the levels of evidence that should be regarded as acceptable or required for people involved in disaster risk reduction, planning, response and recovery.
Sixth World Urban Forum - Theme: The Urban Future.
Saturday 1st to Friday 7th September 2012
Psychology Beyond Borders (PBB) is seeking proposals for projects that support our mission. PBB is an international non-profit organization focusing on the psychosocial impacts of disasters, armed conflicts, and terrorism. PBB is seeking to fund research and service-oriented projects that support work in this area, with a particular focus on work that addresses issues of how the psychosocial impact of disasters and mass traumas are affected by repetitive and chronic exposure to traumatic events, economic loss and empowerment, preparedness and resilience programs, and prevention.
Application deadline is October 12, 2012.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomes inputs on the first draft of its General Comment . Submissions from interested organizations and individuals who have experience or information on State party obligations under the Convention in relation to the business sector would be particularly welcome. Submissions of both a conceptual and empirical nature would be welcomed by the Committee
The deadline for submissions is 24 August 2012.