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Published Dec. 29, 2012 3:54 PM

5th Annual Greenville Family Symposium  Changing the Culture: Toward Healthy and Just Communities offers a forum for constructive dialogue on various issues, and an opportunity to engage in crafting policy and program responses to the most pressing issues of our time. 

Student pre-conference: The Rights of People with Disabilities.


Published Feb. 7, 2013 10:14 PM

In 2010 the members of the global Child Protection Working Group agreed on the need for child protection standards in humanitarian settings. The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action were developed between January 2011 and September 2012. The process of drafting the Minimum Standards involved over 400 individuals from 30 agencies in over 40 countries, including child protection practitioners, humanitarian actors from other sectors, academics and policy makers.

Published Sep. 25, 2008 3:20 PM

During the years 2000-2003, the Key Institutions Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life (USA) and Center for Family Environments (the Czech Republic) worked in partnership focusing on Indicators on Children's Well-Being.

Published Sep. 25, 2008 3:20 PM

The MENA Network has worked in partnership with Childwatch International and NOVA from Norway, Bayti Establishment (NGO in Morocco), Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, Dartington Social Research Center (UK), Center for Development in Primary Health Care/AlQuds University, and Hope Village in Egypt, plus other regional and local organizations.

Published July 23, 2008 5:22 PM

The conference was organized by The Belgian IAP interdisciplinary research network on children's rights , with the Childwatch International Key Institution, the Children's Rights Centre at the University of Ghent as one of the organizers. For more information, please see:

Published Mar. 6, 2013 12:16 PM

Registration is now open for the 2013 Early Childhood Summit in Boston, co-sponsored by the Boston Children's Museum, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Strategies for Children. This daylong summit on Friday, April 5, 2013, will bring together neuroscientists, pediatricians, educators, business and museum professionals, and policymakers to develop a broad partnership dedicated to improving outcomes for children.

Published May 28, 2008 3:21 PM

The meeting was hosted by the Children’s Issues Centre at the University of Otago, on the invitation by its Director Anne B. Smith. Children’s Issues Centre gave invaluable assistance to the logistics of the meeting and had arranged for social events that allowed Childwatch members to meet local researchers and others involved in children’s issues. The meeting was combined with the first meeting of the 1999-2001 Advisory Board. Representatives from 18 Key Institutions participated (see below participants list). The Childwatch meetings were held in connection with the international conference: ‘Child and Family Policy Conference: Children’s Rights. National and International Perspectives’ organised by Children’s Issues Centre. Most of the Childwatch representatives participated in the conference, some of them as speakers. In addition to the professional importance of such a combination of meetings, it also allowed for combining travel budgets and sharing of costs between Childwatch and the Children’s Issues Centre.  

Published July 1, 2008 12:43 PM

The Center for Child Development (CCD) was established in September of 1991 with the concern for children, youth, families and school. One of our major emphases is on the understanding of socialization of children in Chinese societies as well as cross-cultural studies of child development in the Asian-Pacific regions. Inter-disciplinary research and training programs is a distinctive feature of the Center. We believe that the common interest in children's well-being among various disciplines will enable the integration of strengths from areas of psychology, education, sociology, social work, communications, art, music and others in finding innovative approaches for the betterment of children and of the society in the long run.

Published Mar. 30, 2010 12:33 PM

A post conference website has been established. Through the website you can access a summary report, the conclusions from the different round tables and a Call for Action.


Published May 6, 2010 12:03 PM

Announcing the The 2010 Annual Conference of The Centre for Research on the Child and Family, University of East Anglia, July 6th.

Published Dec. 9, 2010 2:24 PM

Young Lives have published two new Policy Papers: "Social Protection and Children: A Synthesis of Evidence from Young Lives Longitudinal Research in Ethiopia, India and Peru" and "Children and the Millennium Development Goals: Fragile Gains and Deep Inequalities".

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.