Plans for 2010
Childwatch International has joined forces with the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) to initiate activities focusing on child poverty. A group of researchers representing the two networks, as well as researchers from the Young Lives project and the Unicef Innocenti Research Centre are contributing to the planning and implementing og this effort.
CROP and Childwatch International organized a workshop on child poverty at the University of Oslo in September 2007. The organizing committee is working on the editing and publishing of three volumes on child poverty based on papers from this workshop as well as invited papers to complement these. The initial suggested themes of these volumes are a) Poverty and children’s activities, roles and responsibilities; b) methodological problems in child poverty research; c) Child poverty and policy. The issue of child poverty and disparity was a major issue at the "Children's rights at a cross-roads" conference celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2009.
Contact Childwatch International: Jon-Kristian Johnsen j.k.johnsen [at] childwatch.uio.no