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Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) has initiated a new research project about political attitudes and engagement among Norwegian youth. Trust and mistrust in societal and political institutions among ordinary and radical youth is central to the study.
The 2013 edition of The State of the World’s Children, launched May 30, is dedicated to the situation of children with disabilities. The report examines the barriers – from inaccessible buildings to dismissive attitudes, from invisibility in official statistics to vicious discrimination – that deprive children with disabilities of their rights and keep them from participating fully in society.
Countdown launched its 2013 Accountability Report at the Women Deliver conference, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May 2013. This report, Accountability for Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival: The 2013 Update, highlights country achievements in increasing coverage of key interventions, and identify remaining challenges many countries face in reaching all women and children with life-saving services.
This research paper published by Terre Des Hommes, looks at the intra EU migration of Romanian and Bulgarian children to France and Greece in situations of vulnerability. It focuses on the return procedures that are used by countries and assesses the latter in the light of the principle of the best interests of the Child as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child to which all EU Member States have adhered.
The report identifies and analyses the approach to deinstitutionalisation that was adopted in Moldova, and identifies best practices and lessons that may be relevant, useful and replicable by other initiatives and organisations both within Moldova and worldwide.
This paper links the concept and practice of accountability with child rights, by asking: (1) What accountability means when children are the rights holders, and whose role is it to exact that accountability? (2) What are the assumptions underpinning social accountability, and how can they be revised from the child-rights perspective? (3) How do social and political dynamics at community and national levels, often not linked to child rights issues, shape accountability outcomes?
The focus in this paper is on non-contributory social transfers which are considered to be the main social protection instruments targeted specifically at poor and vulnerable households, and which are financed from general government revenues.
The National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (USA), Intact America, Genital Autonomy (UK and Australia), and the Sexpo Foundation (Finland) present the 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Date July 24-26, 2014
New briefing paper about bullying of children and young people around the world. It is based on more than 126 million contacts that child helplines received from children and young people in the past 10 years. The paper was released on the 16 May 2013 at The Hague and presented to the Human Rights Ambassador of The Netherlands by Child Helpline International (CHI).
Deadline for delegate registrations is now fast approaching. Therefore, to ensure that your organisation is represented, please book online or complete and return the attached registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s). Thursday 30th May 2013 10:00am - 4:30pm. The Silken Berlaymont Hotel, Brussels
Forthcoming launch of The Lancet Global Health publishing high-quality, locally relevant research, commentary, and correspondence on the following subjects as they pertain to low- and middle-income countries: reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health; adolescent health; infectious diseases, including neglected tropical diseases; non-communicable diseases; mental health; the global health workforce; health systems; public health; and health policy.
The Second Annual Latin-American Colloquium on Security Policies and Human Rights: Focusing on Early Childhood, Childhood and Adolescence, first organized in 2011, was held this year by Equity for Children Latin America on the 21st and 22nd of March.
This editorial is dedicated to the issue of the waiting period in the adoption process as well as the experience of an AAB accompanying the adoptive families in this context.
This paper, by Rozana Himaz, investigates whether the death of a parent during middle childhood (ages 7–8 to 11–12) has different effects on a child's schooling and psychosocial outcomes when compared with death during adolescence (ages 11–12 to 14–15) in Ethiopia.
The paper assesses the available evidence on the potential effects of social transfers on child protection outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: the negative outcomes or damaging exposure of children to violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect, and improved outcomes or a reduction in exposure to these phenomena.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) of India requires one-third of the beneficiaries to be women, and equal wages to be paid to female and male participants. Young Lives studies its impact on children’s educational attainment via women’s increased access to labour-market opportunities.
This report brings together two important policy debates at EU level: Roma inclusion and child poverty & well-being. This report marked International Roma Day - 8 April 2013.
Eurochild has produced an assessment document to the European Commission Recommendation on child poverty, entitled "Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage", which was adopted on 20 February 2013 as part of the Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion (SIP).
Written by Janet Moyles this information sheet explores what is play and its importance to and for children’s development in the early years (birth to seven years old). It also explores the importance of adult roles, advocacy and the child’s right to play
Childhoods, Real and Imagined: Volume 1, An Introduction to Critical Realism and Childhood Studies by Priscilla Alderson, (Routledge, May 2013, £24.99). This new book sets out twelve basic ideas in critical realism to show how they can increase our research understanding of children’s lives.
Time and place: May 20, 2013 05:00 PM, Elvin Hall, 20 Bedford Way
This new study from the Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre, an independent research center with funding from the United Kingdom Department for Education, identifies which family stress factors and parental behaviors are associated with positive and negative outcomes for children at the age of 7 and whether stressful life events experienced in childhood are associated with negative outcomes in adolescence
Calling for paper submissions for a future special issue, publication in December 2013, of Therapeutic Communities . Guest-edited by John Diamond, Mulberry Bush Organisation, UK. Papers are invited that demonstrate or debate the human experience of delivering therapeutic interventions with children and young people. Deadline 20th December 2013
The NZ–UK Link Foundation, in conjunction with the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is pleased to announce Professor Anne Smith as the recipient of the 2013 Visiting Professorship. Professor Smith will be based at the School of Advanced Study between April and June 2013 and give a public lecture series on children's rights with special emphasis on the links between research on children's issues and government policy.
The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS is sponsoring a special issue of AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society, on the theme of Children Born into Families Affected by HIV for release at the 20th International AIDS Conference from 25 July 2014 in Melbourne.
The Childwatch International key member Norwegian Social Research - NOVA, has put together a five year long Research Group "Contested childhoods and multiple crises" with the IMISCOE research network. The group has been initiated and co-ordinated by NOVA.