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Three Childwatch International member institutions will take part in a new international project funded by Jacobs Foundation, Zurich. CINDE Colombia , NOVA Norway and The University of Girona, Spain , will join other prominent research institutions world wide in an interdisciplinary research project for child-wellbeing.
In the annual full day meeting on the rights of the child, the Human Rights Council focused on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. The meeting included discussions on the challenges in achieving the full realization of the universal right to health and focused on strengthening the implementation of the right of the child to health and on accountability mechanisms that need to be in place to ensure that Member States comply with their human rights obligations.
On March 7th 2013, as a contribution to the Human Rights Council’s annual discussion on the child’s right to health, the Special Representative and Plan International organized a side-event "Protecting Children from Harmful Practices" in Geneva. The meeting was organized in the framework of the annual day of discussion on the rights of the child to highlight the enormous challenge presented by harmful practices to the realizations on children’s right to health.
The debate on Post-2015 Development Agenda has heated up as the UN General Assembly meeting on the issue approaches. Several regional and international consultations have been held and global survey undertaken to provide input to the discussion on what the priority agenda should be for Post-2015.
The exciting flurry of debate about Universal Pre-K since President Obama's State of the Union address on February 12, 2013 prompted a real-time interview on the important topic from Equity for Children Director Alberto Minujin at The New School, and Martin Woodhead from Young Lives at the University of Oxford.
On January 22 nd , the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen's University Belfast recent research on the legal implementation of the UNCRC in twelve countries was launched in the Scottish Parliament in an event chaired by Neil Bibby MSP, shadow Minister for Children and Young People.
Registration is now open for the 2013 Early Childhood Summit in Boston, co-sponsored by the Boston Children's Museum, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Strategies for Children. This daylong summit on Friday, April 5, 2013, will bring together neuroscientists, pediatricians, educators, business and museum professionals, and policymakers to develop a broad partnership dedicated to improving outcomes for children.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes more than 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Black letter laws and international standards are the first step towards better protections for children; yet, unless they are effectively applied, they remain legal prose with no practical value.
UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children 2013 highlights the humanitarian situation faced by millions of children and women and the support required to help their families, communities and national institutions meet their basic needs, promote their well-being and provide them with protection.
The event “Making Children’s Voices a Reality: Mobilizing States toward Ratification of the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child” was organized by the International Coalition for the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure and the UN Permanent Missions of Chile, Finland, Germany, the Maldives and Thailand to celebrate the First Anniversary of the signing of the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Social pedagogical work is a field of practice that is indebted to and illuminated by aspects of knowledge from sociology and psychology, but many practitioners feel that social pedagogical theories are too abstract and distant from the challenges faced in practice. In Practical Social Pedagogy Jan Storo shows the reader for the first time how the theories and practices of social pedagogy interlock.
This innovative guide brings the benefits of life story work – traditionally undertaken with younger children – to young people and adolescents. Digital life story work charts new territory through the use of computers, free software, smartphones and camcorders in a range of contemporary and exciting ways.
This EFC Talks interviews Irene Rizzini, Director of the International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI) at the Catholic University in Rio (PUC-Rio) and major researcher and contributor to the film, 'When Home is the Street.'
Centre for Research on the Child and Family is putting together a two day research methods training workshop: Research with Vulnerable Children. 23rd –24th April 2013
The results of a research collaboration entitled, “Children and Youth in Crisis” , between the Jacobs Foundation and the World Bank, provides a synthesis of experience and evidence on the impact of crises on children and youth, leading directly to recommendations for policy change.
The 2013 WISE Awards will celebrate six innovative educational projects for their positive contribution within a community or society. WISE seeks to share best practices world over and inspire others to spark change in education. The WISE Awards thus highlight today’s most innovative solutions and approaches that are addressing educational challenges confronting the world at large.
This World Bank policy research working paper investigates household-level strategies for adapting to climate change in rural settings, looking particularly at the adaptive capacity of poor rural households – a subject the authors claim has received little attention due to its broad and complex nature.
Latin America experienced six years of sustained economic growth from 2003 to 2008, before the international crisis.This performance was accompanied by a positive behaviour of social and labour market indicators as well as of income distribution. Less inequality and higher incomes resulted in lower rates of poverty and extreme poverty and a decrease in the number of poor people. These improvements are in stark contrast to the situation in the 1980’s and 1990’s. But the reduction in poverty and inequality is not a simple consequence of economic growth as this brief shows.
The EMCR (European Master in Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights) at Freie Universität Berlin is currently taking on new applicants for the winter semester starting October 2013. This English based degree is structured into 3 semesters. Application deadline is 30th of April 2013.
This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation. This volume presents national statistics and new global and regional estimates on the number of domestic workers, including child domestic workers.
National action, laws, and public policies fundamentally shape children’s opportunities. Children’s Chances urges a transformational shift from focusing solely on survival to targeting children’s full and healthy development. Drawing on never-before-available comparative data on laws and public policies in 190 countries, Jody Heymann and Kristen McNeill tell the story of what works and what countries around the world are doing to ensure equal opportunities for all children. Covering poverty, discrimination, education, health, child labor, child marriage, and parental care, Children’s Chances identifies the leaders and the laggards, highlights successes and setbacks, and provides a guide for what needs to be done to make equal chances for all children a reality.
This report synthesises the learning from 16 organisations about choosing, developing, implementing, operationalising and evaluating their evidence-informed services and programmes. It examines how they made decisions at each stage of the development of the projects and the barriers and enablers they encountered. The aim is to make this learning useable for those responsible for deciding which services will improve outcomes for children and families, the organisations who deliver them and those who evaluate their impact.
Post Title: Professorship of Childhood Research/ Director of the Children’s Research Centre (*Appointment will be made at appropriate grade dependent on qualifications and experience)
Post Status: Permanent
Department/Faculty: The post holder will be expected to be based in either the School of Psychology or the School of Social Work and Social Policy
Closing Date: 12 Noon on Wednesday, 17th April 2013
Current Issue: February 2013 edited by Susan White. Volume 18, Issue 1 Special Issue: Rediscovering Family and Kinship FREE to download until December 31st 2013.