The Thirteenth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child yesterday elected nine members to the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Using lessons learnt in emergencies, from the genocide in Rwanda to the Asian Tsunami and the earthquake in Haiti, Save the Children in this report, Misguided Kindness, demonstrates what action is needed to keep families together during crises and to bring separated children back into a safe and nurturing family life.
This guide is intended as a tool for better understanding EU policies, responsibilities, and funding mechanisms related to the education of migrant children and youth within existing EU agendas on human rights, equal treatment, antidiscrimination, integration, social inclusion, and education and training.
The conference "Child Participation: Together We Decide" will be held on January 10th 2011 in Cairo. Policy experts, practitioners, researchers and representatives of institutions with child-participatory initiatives from the Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean regions will exchange and present evidence-based researches, case studies and successful practices.
The 2nd Annual International Conference on Qualitative Research for Policy Making will be held on the 26 & 27 May 2011 in Belfast, UK. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 January 2011.
The December 2010 issue of "Indicators: The official newsletter of the International Society for Child Indicators" is now available, with news on relevant conferences and reports.
3rd International Conference of theInternational Society For Child Indicators: Children’s Well-Being: The Research and Policy Challenges is taking place at the University of York, UK, 27–29 July 2011. You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the Conference. Deadline: January 31 2011.
Please be reminded that the deadline for abstract submission and student scholarship applications for the Third Greenville Family Symposium is December 15, 2010.
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".
The Children, Youth and Environments Journal just published 10 original papers on various topics. Articles focus on work in the US, Canada, UK, Iceland, Israel, Germany and Australia.
Plan UK, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are seeking submissions from adults and young people working in the field of youth and governance who would like to contribute an article to a Special Issue of the journal Participatory Learning Action (PLA) focusing on Youth and Participatory Governance in Africa.
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) are announcing a joint call for proposals for systematic reviews to strengthen the international community’s capacity for evidence-based policy making.
Childwatch thematic group “Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children & Young People” invites researchers in universities, NGOs and government agencies to complete a survey on ethical research with children. The survey will identify the ethical issues and challenges in undertaking research with and for children and identify and collate existing ethics guidelines and resources in use in different countries.
Ethics in Light of Childhood fundamentally reimagines ethical thought and practice in light of the experiences of the third of humanity who are children. Much like humanism, feminism, womanism, and environmentalism, the author John Wall argues, a new childism is required that transforms moral thinking, relations, and societies in fundamental ways.
On October 28th 2010, Director and founder of CINDE Martha Arango Montoya and Regional Director in Manizales Sara Victoria Alvarado Salgado were awarded the medal “Cruz de Comendador” (“The Commander’s Cross”) by the Colombian Congress. The award was presented by Member of the Congress Gloria Inés Ramírez Ríos.
This multidisciplinary Child Rights Reader is a first attempt to introduce this domain to students and researchers of children’s rights, child development, child maltreatment, family and child studies and related fields.
High-quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) is now recognised as a core strategy for poverty reduction. There is evidence of high returns from ECCE investments, which can contribute to global policy priorities such as tackling child malnutrition, increasing children’s successful participation in school, and strengthening economic development. In short, by supporting children and families early in life well-delivered ECCE can help to interrupt the cycle of poverty.
Post graduate Certificates in Socio-Legal Issues of Childhood and Restorative Practice oftered by Centre for Rural Childhood, Perth College University of the Highlands.
The South-South Learning on Social Protection gateway is an online collaborative platform for policy dialogue and knowledge-sharing amongst social protection practitioners in the Global South.
This international conference organised by University of Bradford, September 7 - 9 2011, aims to stimulate discussion among academics, practitioners, policy makers, carers, service providers and users and contribute to the evidence base relating to religion and belief.
Submission of abstracts by: 31 January 2011
Data Collection in Countries Participating in the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015. Without comprehensive data to evaluate government efforts and guide policies, the situation of Roma - a group already on the margins of Europe- is likely to remain dire. Source:Open Society Foundations
This edition of Early Childhood in Focus addresses the major policy questions surrounding the place of culture in early childhood programmes, and how to promote development and learning while respecting cultural diversities.
Liz Brooker and Martin Woodhead (Eds.)
The (MCR) is a part-time international and interdisciplinary postgraduate programme on children's rights, which takes place over a two-year period. The Programme is organised conjointly by the University of Fribourg and the Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch both in Switzerland, and is designed for professionals who work with children’s rights issues, including lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, judges, social workers, government officials, staff of non-governmental organisations, academics and journalists.
Deadline for application: 31 October 2010
The two-day international conference on global childhoods will be held at University College Cork on the 7th and 8th April, 2011. The overall aim of the conference is to deepen understanding of children’s lives in developing country contexts, drawing attention to early childhood development in the majority world and the importance of including local traditions, culture and knowledge in professional practice.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 3rd December 2010
Interdisciplinary conference on migration jointly organised by the NORFACE Research Programme on Migration and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM)
Paper submission deadline: 15 December 2010