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The Children's Measurement Framework (CMF) is a new set of indicators in Great Britain to monitor and report on the equality and human rights position of children and young people in the constituent countries of England, Scotland and Wales.
Innocenti Research Centre has launched its latest edition of Research Watch - Post MDGs: What next and how? - on its website. This takes various issues and consists of a video of a Debate, a set of written Commentaries and further links and readings on the topic, with contributions from experts on the drafting of the original MDGs (eg. Vandemoortele) and on the various issues to be included in the next set of goals.
Law Reform, community dialogue and social mobilization are key strategies to prevent and promote the abandonment of harmful practices against children these were crucial strategies identified by the International Expert Consultation held in Addis-Abba, Ethiopia, hosted by the SRSG on Violence against Children and Plan International, and co-organized with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the Committee on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF, the NGO Council on Violence against Children and the African Child Policy Forum.
World Bank and Jacob's Foundation launch and learning event: Children and Youth in Crisis: Protecting Human Development During Economic Shocks
Date: June 18, 2012 12pm- 5:30pm
Location: The World Bank, J-Building, Room JB1-080, 701 18th Street NW, Washington, DC
Global Teleseminar on Youth, Governance, Peace-building and the Role of Social Media, June 26-27, 2012, University of Victoria, Canada and online via a 48-hour Global Teleseminar.
Date: 26-27 June 2012
Location: University of Victoria, Canada and online via a 48-hour Global Teleseminar.
The ASSWA (Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa) committee has decided to extend the date for abstract submissions for the International Social Work Conference: Social Work: Towards Inclusion, Social Justice and Human Rights. The deadline is now 3 August 2012.
Development in Practice : Special Issue Volume 22, Issue 4, June 2012 is now available online. Focus on Child Protection in Development.
Arab Early Childhood Working Group, coordinated by Unesco, has been launched in partnership with UNICEF Amman Office, AGFUND, Arab Council for Childhood Development, Save the Children US, and Soul for Development in Yemen. The website is now available in both languages (Arabic and English) and includes a set of key documents and materials related to the Early Childhood field.
A new report by The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) on Intercountry Adoption was launched at the Fifth International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC) on 29 May 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the IPC was Intercountry Adoptions: Alternatives and Controversies.The Addis Ababa Communiqué on Intercountry Adoption was hereby launched.
This month, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), along with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Ghana Education Service (GES), brought together researchers and policymakers for a conference on “Evidence-Based Education: Policy Making and Reform in Africa".
This is the latest instalment of the UNICEF Office of Research Report Card series, aimed at focusing on the well-being of children in industrialized countries. It considers two views of child poverty in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): a measure of absolute deprivation, and a measure of relative poverty. Find full report here.
Workshop organized by CROP and the Institute for Social Development, University of the Western Cape, aims to enhance comparative and critical views of poverty politics; to consolidate the recently formed Working Group on Poverty Politics and Social Policy, and to prepare the publication of an anthology based on selected contributions.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: Monday, AUGUST 13, 2012
The Universidad Metropolitana of Venezuela has awarded the Special Research Award for Values, Civic Culture and Social Capital, for the academic period of 2010-2011, to Gloria López and Yuherqui Guaimaro from CENDIF. The award was given on the 10 of May as recognition of the research trajectory of Cendif, the important scientific contribution it has made and the distinguished international recognition it has achieved.
The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) is a new trust fund established within the World Bank to carry out and support research evaluating the impact of programs on alleviating poverty and improving people’s lives. The knowledge generated will provide evidence for designing more effective policies and programs.
Deadline for submitting proposals: June 4, 2012 8:00 a.m. (EST)
Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group - call for submission of articles to the fourth issue of the CP MERG Newsletter to be published in June.
Deadline Monday 21 May 2012
This brand new inter-disciplinary journal, published in association with The Association for the Study of Play focuses on all facets of play and offers an international forum for mono- and multi-disciplinary papers and scholarly debate on all aspects of play theory, policy and practice.
Child Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times, Critical Issues in Ireland (Lynch and Burns - Manchester University Press
Youth Policy, Civil Society and the Modern Irish State (Powell, Geoghegan, Scanlon and Swirak - Manchester University Press)
This collection places childrens issues at the centre of understandings of human development. Using Amartya Sens "Capability Approach", the contributors to this book draw on new tools and theoretical perspectives to understand the role of children in human development.
Child Poverty Insights (CPI) - a UNICEF online publication for sharing insights, experiences and innovative developments on issues of child poverty, deprivation and inequity. Since the launch of the series in August 2009, 18 Insights on a variety of topics have been published, well-received by thousands of people in over 150 countries.
The aim of this guidance paper, produced by a working group on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs(DCYA), is to advise on good practice principles for undertaking research with children.
Societies are facing increasing levels of risk and uncertainty in disaster situations. This makes delivering humanitarian aid in disaster situations a complicated and controversial subject. Whilst there are numerous examples of good practice that re-lief workers can point to, there are also countless instances of exploitative and/or inappropriate interventions that those receiving aid have to contend with. This con-ference asks whether it is time for a paradigm shift in the manner in which aid is delivered and who can be legitimately involved in such work. Deadline for submitting abstracts: 4 May 2012
Families, Relationships and Societies (FRS) is a new social science journal published by The Policy Press which is designed to advance scholarship and debate in the growing field of families and relationships across the life course. It explores family life, relationships and generational issues from interdisciplinary, social science perspectives, whilst maintaining a solid grounding in sociological theory and methods and a strong policy and practice focus.
An international training programme on human rights in development with a focus on childrens rights
The international training programme Human Rights for Development (HR4DEV) maps the potential and limits of human rights in development and development cooperation, with a specific focus on childrens rights.