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Published Mar. 21, 2013 12:58 PM

As a legacy to Pat Engle, the Bernard van Leer Foundation, along with her friends and colleagues, have established the Patrice L Engle Dissertation Award For Global Early Child Development to provide opportunities for junior scholars from or working in developing countries to conduct dissertation research in global early child development.

Published July 25, 2012 12:34 PM

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.

Published Jan. 14, 2013 1:02 PM

Gracias a la herramienta de videoconferencias, disponible para todos/as los/as miembros de la comunidad virtual de especialistas en infancia, compartimos el interesante debate planteado. Además ponemos a su disposición la presentación utilizada para contextualizar cada uno de los ejes de discusión.

Thanks to online resources we can now share the interesting debate that took place last year with the participation of Childwatch members Norma del Rio from UAM, Sara Alvarado from CINDE as well as CLACSO.

Published Apr. 8, 2013 10:49 AM

NEF is recruiting a new Programme Manager for the initiative Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund.

Deadline for submission: 21 st April 2013 .

Published Jan. 9, 2013 10:30 PM

Equity for Children at The New School and The Fetzer Institute presents the New York movie premiere and Q&A panel discussion of: "WHEN HOME IS THE STREET": The drama of street life for children in Rio de Janeiro and Guadalajara. A film by Theresa Jessouroun.

Wednesday 30th January 5.30 -7.30

Malcolm Klien Conference Room, J.M. Kaplan Building, The New School

Published July 25, 2012 2:50 PM

The research initiative has been designed to improve the self-assessment capacities of cities and communities as the basis for planning, advocacy and community action to improve the living conditions of children. For the purpose, the research team (IRC and CERG) developed tools for communities and local authorities, which can easily be adapted to different contexts.

Published Oct. 15, 2010 1:01 PM

Residential Care of Children fills major gaps in knowledge about residential care of children, and is sure to inform ongoing debates within and between nations about the appropriate use of such institutions. Each "case study" chapter provides a rich description of the development, current status, and future of residential care in countries from Brazil to Botswana. Chapters describe how residential care is defined in the country in question, how it has evolved over time, including its history, trends over time, and any "landmark" events in the history of residential care.

Published Sep. 25, 2008 3:20 PM

The initiative was first introduced in 2000, to strengthen Palestinian child research community through international cooperation. This was done in several ways, both by consolidating and strengthening the inner structures of the Palestinian research community and by opening up for international information and academic exchange.

Participants in the partnership were The Palestinian Child Research Group (PCRG), including a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and professors from Al Quds University and other institutions, the Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB) and Norwegian Social Research (NOVA).

Published Feb. 2, 2010 3:07 PM

Thematic groups consist of researchers from different regions that work together to identify and investigate major questions of global significance in the lives of children. Thematic groups link local, regional and national research efforts and academic work to policy and practice. The results of the work in these groups have the potential to improve the international research based knowledge, practice and policy on children’s issues. The Board and the Key Institutions are continually assessing global trends in order to initiate study groups on the most crucial issues.  

Published Feb. 2, 2010 3:11 PM

Through regional networking, the Key Institutions and other organizations are addressing child research issues of specific importance for that particular region. The regional context offers a relevant platform for capacity building and establishing links to national and regional institutions with influence on child rights policies. Childwatch International has established networks in Africa South of Sahara, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa.

Asia and the Pacific  

Central and Eastern Europe

Latin American and the Caribbean

Middle East and Northern Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

Published June 2, 2008 11:30 AM

Presented by David Ellemor-Collins Contact: Tel 02 66203613 Fax 02 66203243 Email: For more info:ccyp [at]

Published July 25, 2008 11:39 AM

The Institute of Child Care Research invited interested researchers and practitioners to a conference that focused on the connection between research, research results and the use of these results in child care practice. Key Note addresses were made by Prof. Rob Chaskin from the Chapin Hall Program for Children's Policy Research at the University of Chicago and Celia Atherton OBE, Director at Research in Practice. For more information see

Published Jan. 9, 2013 10:59 PM

Equity for Children at The New School and The Fetzer Institute presents the New York movie premiere and Q&A panel discussion of: "WHEN HOME IS THE STREET": The drama of street life for children in Rio de Janeiro and Guadalajara. A film by Theresa Jessouroun.


Published Apr. 21, 2009 11:16 AM

Stewart Asquith, highly respected partner, colleague and friend, passed away 13 April. We are very sorry to have lost an important resource to the international academic child rights community and to the Childwatch International Research network.

Published Sep. 25, 2008 11:12 PM

This study group aimed at exploring the kinds of trouble often associated with young boys and the way this trouble is handled according to discourses of trouble and conflict and discourse of masculinity and about growing up in different parts of the world.

Published Nov. 1, 2010 2:40 PM

A panel on Children's resilience to environmental change , led by Bronwyn Hayward, has been accepted at the international conference Resilience 2011 in Arizona, USA 11-16 March 2011.

Published July 27, 2012 2:23 PM

 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.



Published June 4, 2012 6:34 PM

This is the portal for the Latin American and Caribbean network for Childwatch.

Published July 23, 2008 4:06 PM

Presented by YPBV, local organisations

Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Lismore, Australia

Contact: Tel 02 66203613 Fax 02 66203243 Email: ccyp [at]

For more info:

Published July 23, 2008 4:57 PM

As part of the University of Oslo's Centennial Celebration, 1200 child- and youth researchers, practicioners and policy makers from 95 different countries met for 5 days to present research, debate and exchange knowledge about modern childhood and youth. The conference had well over 700 presentations and a full program of social, artistic and not least, child- and youth focused events.

Pleae check the Post Conference Website for interviews taken at the conference and publication and outcomes.

Published Sep. 17, 2012 11:45 AM

Organized by the International Society for Child Indicators. Hosted by Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea the 4th ISCI conference will explore how child indicators can be used to improve the well-being of children in a globalized world under the conference’s main theme “Child Indicators in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy.”

Abstract submission deadline – November 30, 2012

Published May 28, 2008 3:24 PM

Between September 26 and 28 1996 the directors of Childwatch International Key Institutions within the field of child research gathered for a workshop in Wild Dunes, South Carolina, under the auspices of the Institute for Families in Society at the University of South Carolina and its director, Gary Melton. The purpose of the workshop was to define further lines of collaboration among the institutions of the network, and to promote the results from child research.

Published Aug. 31, 2012 11:48 AM

Plan International is seeking to appoint a multi-disciplinary team of consultants to undertake multi-country research to investigate the benefits of birth registration.

This research project aims to determine the benefits of birth registration both at the micro and macro levels.

Applicants should submit an application package by 10 September 2012.

Published Nov. 9, 2012 12:25 PM

The International Bureau for Children’s Rights started in June 2012 the publication of the monthly newsletter related to news and updates regarding children’s rights in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Download their latest newsletters from September and October 2012.

Published July 12, 2012 1:39 PM

The editors of this special issue of Childhood’s Today are looking for papers that will help to assess how research on Latin American childhoods and children can contribute to, and challenge, the field of Childhood Studies.

Please submit abstracts of between 300 and 500 words by July 31st, 2012. Abstracts and articles must be submitted in English