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The increasing urgency of human rights protections for future generations has been recognized by award nomination. Research project, “Aligning Human Rights Law and Development Policy to Promote Intergenerational Equity,” has been nominated for an “Innovative Idea” award by the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law.
This article examines the association between formal education, social mobility and children migrating for school in Ethiopia, India (Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam and draws on data from Young Lives, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty and schooling.
Returning for 2014: CRFR are offering 3 Continuous Professional Development courses on research and consultation with children and young people. 2 subsidised places per course are being offered (£250 reduced from £350) for those who work in voluntary organisations (only one place per organisation).
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF Surgeons in Ireland has opened a new cyber-psychology research centre to focus on key areas of child safety online, cyberbullying and human trafficking.
Childwatch International regrets to relay the sad news that former Childwatch member Judith Ennew, activist and researcher in children's rights since 1979, died on Friday- 4th October 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.
CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University publishes thought pieces which reflect on different topics related to childhood disability research. In this Reflections On... piece, Dr. Peter Rosenbaum proposes an approach to developmental disability in which professionals focus their attention on child development as the primary guiding principle by which to offer advice, intervention, and counseling to parents.
In November 2012, more than 130 policymakers, academics, practitioners and other experts committed to CP systems and coming from 50 countries met in New Delhi over four days for a major conference entitled “A Better Way to Protect ALL Children: The Theory and Practice of Child Protection Systems.” This conference was co-hosted by four organisations – UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children and World Vision. Read conference report here.
This report issued in September by the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) presents the main findings of an interagency child protection assessment for Syria, covering the period February- May 2013. A remote data collection methodology was used as well as a desk review component which took into account the findings of other processes monitoring child protection issues inside the country.
In September, a three-day International Conference Children and Youth Affected by Armed Conflict took place in Kampala, Uganda. The participants of the Conference reflected on a decade of rehabilitation and reintegration processes for children and youth affected by armed conflict.
Since May 2013, the Coalition against the involvement of boys, girls and youth in the armed conflict in Colombia (COALICO) has been sponsoring an academic course on advocacy and protection of children and youth in Colombia. The course aims to improve civil society organizations’ capacity to engage in advocacy on the protection of children and youth, while strengthening the relationship between these organizations and academia.
The Aga Khan University – Institute for Educational Development, East Africa will host its Annual Research Institute. This year’s theme, Towards Contextually Relevant Early Years Care and Education, will focus on culturally responsive early childhood care and education in East Africa - Time and place: Oct 21, 2013 - Oct 23, 2013, Aga Khan University - Institute for Educational Development, East Africa
Re-claiming the Indigenous Child, Family and Community; Pedagogies of Place - This 21st conference is the first to be held on the African continent. The Host Committee has planed experiences that will acquaint you with local and national programs for children and an introduction to the cultures of Kenya. Time and place: Nov 3, 2013 - Nov 7, 2013, Kenyatta University Conference Centre • Nairobi, Kenya
Invitan: El programa Infancia de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana y Childwatch International Research Network. ACCESO VIRTUAL, ABIERTO Y GRATUITO. Accessible free online. Este Jueves: Dr. Robert Myers: Evaluación de calidad de educación preescolar desde una visión del mundo en que queremos vivir.
On the 16th and 17th of September a series of Latin American conferences and seminars on Quality of Life in Latin America and the Caribbean organised by Uni-Com at Faculty of Social Sciences at the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora took place. Read about the event here
The new wave of data collection of the Children’s Worlds: International Survey of Children’s Well-Being (ISCWeB) was launched in Goethe-University in Frankfurt on 04-05 July 2013.
The Rees Centre has published an international literature review of instruments used within foster carer selection. The review looks at questionnaires, evidence-gathering forms and supplementary instruments that have been used as part of the selection process, and evaluates the available evidence on their efficacy in predicting positive care outcomes. Authors: Nikki Luke and Judy Sebba.
Equity for Children has developed a new research project on their website which includes research resources to push forward the agenda of children’s rights and equity, especially in light of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals agenda. This is an ongoing project which includes interviews, key documents, and abstracts from major international organizations on the topic of equity for children.
New research from the Young Lives research programme at the Department of International Development at Oxford University has discovered that, although there is massive importance accorded to education for children in developing countries in the Millennium Development Goals, much education provision around the world remains worryingly poor.
Fifty Years of Family Change: From Consensus to Complexity Frank Furstenberg, University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 PM G10 Biotech Building
The Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice August Newsletter presents the new IPJJ joint briefing paper on “The right of children deprived of their liberty to make complaints” developed in collaboration with Penal Reform International. It also reports on the International School for Juvenile Justice (ISJJ).
Better Care Network's latest newsletter highlights recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care, including a comprehensive National Survey of Institutions for children in Rwanda and findings from research in Community based Child Protection systems in Uganda. This edition's focus is on Social transfers and the potential they have to support families to address the impact of poverty and social exclusion, with important implications for children's care.
The Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights is pleased to invite contributions to the OHCHR study on the right to education of persons with disabilities. Deadline for contributions: 20 September 2013.
Segundo Congreso International de Uni-Com: Calidad de Vida en América Latina y el Caribe, IX Conferencia Internacional de la Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Childwatch International Research Network será el 16 y 17 Septiembre 2013 en Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina. Libro de resúmenes y programa ya disponibles / Book of Summaries and Programme now available.
Given the rapid development of the use of surrogate mothers at the international level, ISS is now investing in this new theme. ISS intends to develop advocacy strategies, undertake research and fundraising activities in order that this subject be addressed quickly at the international level.
HOME: The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network is developing a toolkit to help organisations monitor and evaluate reintegration programmes for children. This work is being supported by an inter-agency steering group including representatives from EveryChild, Save the Children UK, UNICEF, Retrak and Mkombozi.