2008 - Page 2
February 5th 2008, the Norwegian Government launched the new four-year's Plan for Combating Genital Mutilation. The Plan contains 41 measures. The Plan constitutes a broad initiative against genital mutilation aimed at preventing genital mutilation and secure easy accessible health care for women and girls who has been exposed to genital mutilation.
An interdisciplinary part-time postgraduate programme in children's rights, which is jointly organised by the Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) in Sion and the University of Fribourg, both in Switzerland. The next cycle of this two-year programme will begin on 16 February 2009 and the *deadline for applications* is **15 September 2008**. Below you find a general overview of the MCR Programme; you can also download the new brochure here.
The Board of Childwatch International and the Study Group on "Bridging the Gap between Policy and Research" would like to present examples of the vast experience child researchers have from dialogue with policy makers and practitioners. It is only on the basis of these experiences that we can have a productive reflection on this relationship; the opportunities and limitations.
The aim is to develop each case study for presentation at a conference being organized around the anniversary of the UNCRC in 2009. Subsequent to that, we will consider publishing the papers. We are hereby inviting submissions of abstracts from those who are interested in preparing relevant case studies.
Childwatch International's latest work plan for 2008 download pdf file here>>
The Childwatch board discussed the development of current and future activities of the network. Planning for the the 20th Anniversary of the CRC was an important part of the discussions.