Children’s Rights at a Cross-Roads: A Global Conference on Child Rights and Research
Children's Rights at a Cross-roads was organized as an arena for reflection and dialogue across professions and disciplines. Policy makers, researchers, young people and practitioners presented their experiences and ideas and analyzee and discussed the role of research in the development of policies and practices that safeguard children’s rights.
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The 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child calls for critical reflection on the role of research in the realization of child rights. There is an increasing demand for relevant research and more efficient collaboration between policy makers, NGOs and academics. The recognition of young people’s contribution to documentation and analysis of child rights issues is greater than ever.
Important stake holders contributed to the elaboration of clear recommendations for implementation of children's rights based on:
- Research relevant for the realization of the rights of the child.
- Collaboration between policy makers, practitioners and academics that promotes the relevance and use of child research.
- Cooperation between adults and young people in the design and development of participatory research and child-led research initiatives.
The Call for Action
The Conference Website
A post conference website has been established. On this page you will find plenary presentations, a background document, the summary report, recommendations from all the round table discussions, and the Call for Action. Link to the post conference website.
Opportunities and challenges in promoting policy- and practice-relevant knowledge on child rights
Working Paper 318, Overseas development Institute. Written by Caroline Harper, Nicola Jones and Carlotta Tincati
This paper analyses the linkages between knowledge and policy in child rights issues in order to supplement current partial understanding of these dynamics in the sector. The ultimate aim of the paper is to safeguard children’s rights by presenting frameworks and lessons through which to promote the appropriate design of rights strategies. In particular, the multiple types of knowledge that shape policy agendas are discussed, as well as the impacts of political context and the role of different actors at play in the policy arena. Finally, some broad suggestions on improving the child rights knowledge-policy interface are provided, with special attention towards knowledge generation, the translation of knowledge, and the institutionalisation of child rights.
ISBN: 978 1 90728827 2
Link to the report.
Round Table Presentations
You can find the available presentations from the round tables below.
Health and Nutrition
Early Childhood and Education
"EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD – A CASE OF ZAMBIA" Evan M. Mbozi
Migration and Dislocation
Social Welfare Services
"CHILD PROTECTION AND CHILDREN'S RIGHTS: DIFFERENT LENSES." Jeanette Schmid