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Published Dec. 29, 2012 5:51 PM

On 18 December, States met in New York to elect nine members to serve on the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The successful candidates will replace those whose term will expire on 28 February 2013. The nine candidates elected to the CRC are from: Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Italy, Malaysia, Russia, and Slovakia.  

Published Dec. 29, 2012 4:13 PM

The Working Paper 86 examines the extent to which the involvement of different stakeholders in schools (teachers, headteachers, parents, students, local government administration, etc.) impacts upon critical decision-making at school level. The paper uses qualitative data collected as part of the recent Young Lives school-based research from five of the 20 sentinel sites. Specifically it uses data collected through in-depth interviews with teachers and headteachers.

Published Dec. 18, 2012 3:17 PM

International Models of Child Participation in Family Law Proceedings following Parental Separation / Divorce published in the International Journal of Children’s Rights 20 (2012) 645–673.

This article reports on the findings of a 2009 survey conducted under the auspices of the Childwatch International Research Network about how children’s participation rights, as set out in Articles 12 and 13 of the UNCRC, are respected in private family law proceedings internationally.  

Published Dec. 18, 2012 3:04 PM

December issue of the Center on the Developing Child newsletter includes; Working paper: The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain; A study on the effects of global adversity, two generations at a time, and  a special journal supplement Journal Features Center Affiliates' Work on Biology of Early Adversity.

Published Dec. 18, 2012 2:41 PM

En el marco del III Congreso Internacional de Ciencia, Tecnología y Cultura, y con el Patrocinio de la Red de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Sistematización de América Latina y el Caribe -RELAC-; ReLaC-Chile, y del Núcleo de Evaluación de Políticas Públicas de la Universidad de Chile, se ha organizado un simposio sobre Investigación Evaluativa de Políticas Públicas, Programas y Proyectos Sociales. Este Congreso Internacional es organizado por la Universidad de Santiago de Chile, y se desarrollará en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile entre el 7 y el 10 de Enero de 2013.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 1:09 PM

Child-Centred Accountability and Protection Evaluation (CAPE) is a multiinstitutional pilot project focused on assessing how the impact of child protection services and programs addressing sexual abuse and exploitation can be measured and evaluated from a child-centred perspective. As such, the project is centred on developing an understanding of the meaning of risk, protection and well-being from the perspectives of vulnerable young people, and translating this knowledge into actions to promote child rights-based system change in Brazil, Colombia and Thailand. The first phase of the CAPE Project was supported financially by the Oak Foundation.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 12:57 PM

This Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year master programme of 120 ECTS. Students will spend a semester each in Lisbon, Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their master’s thesis. The language of instruction for the programme is English. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded a joint degree by the consortium.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 12:27 PM

This issue of Child Poverty Insights: BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents: Changing Mind-Sets and Going to Scale with Social and Financial Skills for Girls.

Farzana Kashfi, Santhosh Ramdoss and Scott MacMillan, from BRAC and BRAC USA, highlight BRAC's  network of clubs for adolescent girls, which are now active in Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Haiti and Sierra Leone.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 12:03 PM

Latest research and resources on alternative care and related programming and policy guidance.  In particular, this newsletter includes recent research findings, country and global reports and a media spotlight on the following issues: The continued presence of orphanages in Cambodia; Child care reform and deinstitutionalization in Georgia; Child adoption, war and the role of social workers in El Salvador and Argentina; Inequality and child protection in the post 2015 development agenda; Better Care Network Netherlands' guide to volunteering at a children's home;TED talk on 'The Tragedy of Orphanages'.

Published Dec. 17, 2012 10:12 AM

The South African Child Gauge is the only publication in the country that provides an annual snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children.

It is published by the Childwatch key institute: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town. The publication tracks South Africa’s progress towards realising children’s rights.

The 2012 issue focuses on the theme 'Children and inequality: closing the gap'.

Published Dec. 7, 2012 2:12 PM

Modelo Interinstitucional de Atención a Víctimas de Trata de Personas: Propuesta de contenido de un modelo interinstitucional de atención a víctimas de trata de personas, a partir de los conocimientos y la experiencia de prestadores de servicios publicada por La Fundación Renacer I.A.P. derivado del proyecto: Elaboración de un modelo institucional de atención a víctimas de trata de personas, recatando la labor de la sociedad civil y fundamentándolo con estudios científicos.

Published Dec. 7, 2012 12:17 PM

(Please note: Change of dates) UNI-COM, Faculty of Social Sciences of Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, invites you to participate in the  II UNI-COM  LATINAMERICAN CONFERENCE: "QUALITY OF LIFE IN LATIN AMERICA" , September 16-17, 2013

UNI-COM , Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, invita a participar del CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE CALIDAD VIDA UNI-COM y IV JORNADA DEL PROGRAMA DE INVESTIGACION EN CALIDAD DE VIDA que alojará a la IX CONFERENCIA INTERNACIONAL DE LA RESEARCH NETWORK los días 16 y 17 de septiembre de 2013.

Published Dec. 7, 2012 11:54 AM

This issue reviews seven of the twelve papers from the recently published special issue in the African Journal of AIDS Research on resilience and coping strategies of HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa. These qualitative studies show a neglected perspective on the suffering and hardship experienced by children affected by HIV and AIDS in the region, highlighting the ways in which children can participate actively in addressing and improving the difficult challenges they face. Despite serious methodological shortcomings in some of the studies, the papers as a whole argue that resilience shown by children is the outcome of both their agency and active participation, as well as support they receive in their social environments.


Published Dec. 7, 2012 10:44 AM

Main Theme: Child Indicators in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy.

Date: May 29 – 31, 2013.

Venue: Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University, Korea.

Contact information: ISCI Conference Team

Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Korea


Abstract submission – December 10, 2012 


Published Dec. 7, 2012 10:34 AM

First Webinar:  Outputs of the CP MERG Technical Working Group on Data Collection on Violence Against Children

Monday 10 December 2012 (8:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST /13:30 PM – 15:30 PM GMT)

Published Dec. 4, 2012 1:16 PM

In its report on the “Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012” issued in May 2012, the ILO examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends.