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The Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester is an international centre established to create and share knowledge to end
poverty and to shape policies that deliver real gains for people in poverty. The University invites applications for the above post which is tenable from 1 September 2013 for a period of four years. Closing date : 03/05/2013
The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years brings together leading scientists, practitioners, civil society members, business leaders and political decision-makers from Europe and North America. Forum participants will explore policies and projects supporting the early childhood development of children from migrant and low-income families.
New book by authors Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite from Equity for Children. Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature fills the gap for a much needed systematic overview of the historical and contemporary state of urban poverty in the Global South.
Research Watch from Unicef's Office of Research, brings global thinkers together to analyse critical research related to children. In the Unicef studio expertise is brought together to discuss: Millions of children still malnourished? 'why, & what are the solutions'. In this Debate: Dr David Nabarro, Professor Lawrence Haddad, Professor Andrew Tomkins, Dr Purnima Menon, and Dr Anna Lartey.
As debates continue to rage around austerity measures and social spending cuts, Report Card 11: Child well-being in rich countries charts the achievements of 29 of the world’s advanced economies on the well-being of their children during the first decade of this century. Who ranks where? And what do children themselves have to say?
Unicef has published a report which offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five.
A CSDA Research Report. Johannesburg: Centre for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg published in 2013. In an effort to move away from a discriminatory, residual welfare model towards one that is more inclusive, rights-based and developmental in character, the South African welfare system experienced important shifts post-apartheid.
The Bernard van Leer Foundation is looking to appoint a specialist in research and evaluation, based in The Hague, on an initial 12-month contract with the possibility of renewal. The deadline for applications is April 28. For further details, including how to apply, please see the terms of reference .
On 13 February 2013 three research reports from the Children's Research Centre (CRC) were launched by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald at the National College of Ireland. These reports were the culmination of a two-year baseline evaluation of the Early Learning Initiative (ELI) at the National College of Ireland (2009-2011).
SRSG Santos Pais joined high-level Government officials, UNICEF and civil society representatives in a strong call for the inclusion of children protection from violence as a key dimension in the post 2015 development agenda.
On 1st February 2013 a global campaign led by the International Play Association: Promoting the child’s right to play (IPA) achieved a goal it had worked towards for five years, when the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in session in Geneva formally adopted a General Comment on Article 31. The Centre for Children’s Rights, along with the Northern Ireland Children’s Commissioner , OFMDFM and the International Play Association, will be supporting a seminar organised by Playboard Northern Ireland in Belfast on 17th April , thus launching a process to determine how the global message of the UN General Comment can be made a reality for Northern Irish Children.
This brief paper draws on these Q & As to highlight the key themes and emerging trends from those working in the field. These are grouped into 3 sections:What are the biggest challenges in your everyday work? What do you think works well or is important for children in their recovery and why? What knowledge or information would help you and your colleagues strengthen your work?
Home: The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network is developing a toolkit to help organisations monitor and evaluate reintegration programmes for children. This work is being supported by an inter-agency steering group including representatives from EveryChild, Save the Children, Mkombozi and IOM.
Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) are collecting information and knowledge related to economic strengthening as a means to strengthen family reintegration of separated children. The team at WRC are interested in hearing from organisations who have experience of implementing economic strengthening programmes in the context of reintegration.
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative announces the 3rd international conference on sexual violence research, SVRI Forum 2013. The aim of SVRI Forum 2013 is to promote promising practices for preventing and responding to sexual and intimate partner violence . The Forum 2013 will be co-hosted by Partners for Prevention.
14 – 17 October, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Bangkok, Thailand
This report examines children’s experiences of growing up during the period of the Millennium Development Goals. It is based on an analysis of survey and qualitative data from 12,000 children in four countries – Ethiopia, India (Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam.
New book by Young Lives, Changing Lives in Andhra Pradesh: Young Lives Children Growing Up, will be launched at a special event in Hyderabad to be held during Global Education Week 2013.
April 21st 2013, 1pm - 4pm.
The International NGO Council on Violence against Children is preparing a report on violence and the juvenile justice system and needs your help. The report will aim to compare the current violent reality children face when they come into contact with the justice system, to a non-violent alternative; analysing outcomes of both, including recidivism, risks to public safety, monetary costs, etc.
Applicants are invited for the next intake of the cross-institutional, structured PhD in Child and Youth Research programme scheduled to commence in September, 2013. This is a four year, full-time PhD delivered as part of a collaboration between NUI Galway and Trinity College Dublin.
The seeds of tolerance – and intolerance – are sown in the early years. Children learn respectful behaviour – or not – in the home, the school and on the street. In order to support schools in their important role of promoting and affirming respect for difference, the Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, has recently launched the Be Fair –Say No To Racism initiative (www.befair.ie).
The Structured PhD in Child and Youth Research in association with the Children's Research Centre, School of Social Work and Social Policy and Trinity International Development Initiative is pleased to host a Public Lecture by Dr. Virginia Morrow, Young Lives, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford.
Place: Neil Hoey Theatre, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.
Time: Monday 29th April 2013, 4pm
Local perspectives on female child marriage and circumcision in Ethiopia are explored in this Young Lives Working Paper 93. Both practices are widespread still, despite international and national efforts to eradicate them, and reflect deep-rooted patriarchal and gerontocratic values regulating transactions between kin groups at marriage and women’s reproduction.
New Working Paper by Young Lives. Using school-, community- and household-level data from the Young Lives longitudinal study in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, this paper makes a detailed comparison of 227 government and private schools attended by the children in the sample.
Equity for Children has begun a collaboration with the New York City Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD), researching and assessing the effectiveness of its Cornerstone Mentoring Program. The program addresses unemployment, teen parenthood and low rates of graduation by promoting positive change in adolescents and their attitudes toward themselves, others, and their futures. Participants are mostly African-American and Latino boys in the fifth to nine grades.