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This new CROP Poverty Brief discusses how accurate the assessments of poverty reduction are, and if it is analytically correct to credit the MDGs with being a major driver of poverty reduction.
It is a result of the discussions at a recently organized CROP workshop on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The document argues that:
POVERTY HAS NOT DECLINED TO THE EXTENT CLAIMED AND INEQUITY HAS RISEN
Submit your research to the forthcoming special issue on The future of youth sport and youth sport policy, to be published in International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 22nd March 2013 Deadline for submission of papers: 30th November 2013
Paper length: Between 8,000 and 10,000 words including references
On 3 December 2012, during the virtual annual meeting of Members of the Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (CP MERG), it was discussed and agreed that to improve collaboration, knowledge exchange and overall functioning of the CP MERG, a part-time Knowledge Management, Networking and Coordination Consultant should be recruited in 2013. Attached are the Terms of Reference (TOR) for this position.
Deadline to apply: Monday 4 February 2013.
This paper describes the outcomes of an expert consultation on The Structural Determinants of Child Well-being hosted by the UNICEF Office of Research. The two-day meeting brought together twelve participants to discuss the underlying causes of child well-being and develop an initial framework to consider the impact of structural factors on children’s lives and the inequalities that too often shape (and limit) their futures.
The Young Carers Research Group has launched a new questionnaire and screening tool to help researchers and health, social care and education professionals estimate the prevalence of young carers in a given area and to identify their needs.
UNICEF UK has published The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: a study of legal implementation in 12 countries, which looks in countries beyond the UK in order to compile evidence of the most effective and impactful ways of embedding children’s rights into domestic law. The 12 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden) were chosen to demonstrate the variety of ways in which different places have provided for children’s rights at the national level by taking steps to implement the Convention. The research was led by Professor Laura Lundy, Director of the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast ( www.qub.ac.uk/ccr), collaborating with Professor Ursula Kilkelly at University College Cork.
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.
In this EFC Talks, Dr. Jo Boyden, Director, Young Lives, Oxford University, speaks about her views on equity for children and public policy, specifically as it relates to UNICEF programming. She elaborates on the necessity to focus on research that highlights growing concerns regarding inequality and inequity. This was held at the brainstorming meeting 'Putting Equity for Children on the Local Agenda: Limits and Challenges' that took place on October 1, 2012 at The New School.
Urban dwellers in low- and middle-income nations are on average better off than those in rural areas – healthier, better educated, better housed, with more livelihood opportunities. This rural-urban distinction has encouraged a focus on rural poverty as the most compelling development concern. But it can be a misleading dichotomy. The reassessment of objectives within post-2015 debates is a chance to recognize these disparities and the associated injustices as integral to addressing our commitment to a better world.
One of MDAC’s six human rights goals is access to justice. MDAC has been given a grant of 1million EUR from the European Commission carry out a two-year project entitled “Access to Justice for Children with Mental Disabilities”. The purpose of the “Project Manager – Access to Justice” is to manage this project, which aims to ensure access to justice for children with mental disabilities (term used to refer to children with intellectual disabilities and children with psycho-social disabilities), building on existing evidence and guidance relating to children and people with disabilities generally.
Deadline 21 January 2013.
Research on and with children in cross-cultural contexts presents several challenges—concerning consent, methodology, risk and responsibility. In the volume Cross-Cultural Child Research, experienced researchers share their reflections on these issues. The book is published by the Norwegian National Research Ethics Committees. The book launch is arranged by the hosted by the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, NTNU.
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
Norma del Rio from Research Program on Infancy and Childhood, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and Irene Rizzini from The International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI), both from Childwatch Key Institutions, have co-authored a new book, along with Maria de los Angeles Torres from the University of Illinois at Chicago, about the dedicated youth civic engagement and leadership in Chicago, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro.
The film was made in conjunction with the CIESPI (Centro Internacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Sobre a Infâncio) project Transforming the Lives of Children and Adolescents in Situation of the Streets in Rio De Janeiro and Mexico City. It is made in partnership with The Children's Rights Collective, Guadalajara Mexico (Colectivo Pro-Derechos de la Niñez - CODENI)