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Published Mar. 5, 2013 3:50 PM

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. 

Published Mar. 5, 2013 3:36 PM

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.

Published Mar. 5, 2013 3:20 PM

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.

Published Mar. 5, 2013 3:11 PM

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.

Published Feb. 26, 2013 11:07 AM

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.

Published Feb. 26, 2013 10:41 AM

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.

Published Feb. 22, 2013 5:53 PM

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.

Published Feb. 22, 2013 4:05 PM

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.

Published Feb. 22, 2013 3:21 PM

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.

Published Feb. 22, 2013 1:53 PM

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

Published Feb. 8, 2013 9:37 AM

On February 28, 2013, abstracts for the Conference on "Child Poverty and Social Protection" are due. Themes: The papers will be presented in parallel sessions based on 5 themes: A. DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY B. CHILD-SENSITIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION AND POVERTY REDUCTION C. INCLUSIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION D. INTEGRATED SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEM E. ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION

Published Feb. 7, 2013 10:14 PM

In 2010 the members of the global Child Protection Working Group agreed on the need for child protection standards in humanitarian settings. The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action were developed between January 2011 and September 2012. The process of drafting the Minimum Standards involved over 400 individuals from 30 agencies in over 40 countries, including child protection practitioners, humanitarian actors from other sectors, academics and policy makers.

Published Feb. 7, 2013 9:06 PM

Welcome to the first International Conference on Inclusive Education under the banner of Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE) that is going to be held in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ACIE is a joint initiative of some academics, scholars and researchers of universities and professional bodies in the Asian region. Its prime objective is to improve access to high quality education of disadvantaged children in Asian countries.

Date: 15 February 2013 to 17 February 2013

Place: Asian Centre for Inclusive Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Published Feb. 7, 2013 8:22 PM

Media Trends 2013 aims to investigate the complex relations between media and children. As influential members of civil society the media can and should use every opportunity to promote children’s issues. Media makers can and should consider the possible consequences of their messages on children and youth. A systematic approach, examining potential influences of media content on these younger populations, would pave the way for more quality content and socially responsible media producers.

Date: April 22-24, 2013 Venue: Webster University Geneva

Published Feb. 7, 2013 1:39 PM

New report launched on Safer Internet Day 2013 (Tuesday 5 February) by the EU Kids Online project. Nearly 10,000 children between 9-16 years old from 25 European countries were surveyed for the report, and were asked ‘What things on the internet would bother people about your age?’. The report presents, for the first time, a detailed analysis of how children view the risks associated to the online world ‘in their own words’.