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Published Feb. 4, 2013 2:12 PM

report published on January 28 2013 by the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) presents the campaigning activities undertaken by forty children and young people in Austria, Cyprus, England, the Netherlands and Romania to try and create violence-free youth custodial settings in their countries. 

The campaigning activities were carried out as part of CRAE’s Ending Violence against Children in Custody project, funded by the European Commission’s Daphne III programme.

The youth-led campaigns in each country were based on the recommendations developed by young researchers in the first phase of the project.

Published Feb. 4, 2013 2:07 PM

The General Assembly of ENOC, meeting in October in Cyprus, agreed to on the terms of a common position statement on the negative consequences of the economic crisis on the level of protection and promotion of children's rights in the different jurisdictions within ENOC in general and more specifically on the impact of the crisis on Independent Children's Rights Institution (ICRIs).

Published Feb. 4, 2013 1:11 PM

This issue of the newsletter includes: The new Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Two Policy Briefs by Save the Children on the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children and on Intercountry Adoption Peer research by young people leaving care supported by SOS Children's Villages International in Albania, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Poland Seven country snapshots developed by SOS Children's Villages International looking at alternative care systems News articles on Haiti's orphanages and personal portraits of adoption in the USA  

Published Feb. 4, 2013 12:01 PM

January 2013 Issue No.13

This month’s review includes an important paper about the survival and development of children born into families affected by HIV (Chen et al, 2012), the importance of social and psychological support to HIV-affected parents for the survival of their children (Ruton et al, 2012), and issues related to children’s rights (Cheny, 2013) and child participation (Farmer et al, 2013), and care and support for orphaned children (Shibuya & Taylor, 2013; Zapata et al, 2013).

Published Jan. 31, 2013 12:30 PM

There are greater numbers of people with disabilities living in developing economies in comparison to the developed, and in both these settings, those living in poverty are disproportionately represented amongst the world’s poor. Youth with disabilities are generally unemployed and live far below the poverty line. Education as a pathway of moving out of poverty has long been acknowledged.This special issue will explore ways in which the goal of quality education for children and youth (up to 18 years) with disabilities is grounded in the normative, socio-cultural, political and economic realities of Southern countries.

Published Jan. 31, 2013 11:57 AM

Understanding how poverty and inequalities affect children is central to understanding the impact of the MDGs and development of the post-2015 agenda. What Inequality Means for Children: Evidence from Young Lives, by Martin Woodhead, Paul Dornan and Helen Murray, draws together research from across the Young Lives longitudinal study of child poverty to answer questions about how inequality shapes children’s development.

Published Jan. 31, 2013 10:55 AM

Over the course of 5 weeks (14 January to 17 February), the Stream on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) will lay out weekly related topics with key questions that we would like you, the viewer, to comment, discuss and debate about in this open platform.  This stream will provide a contribution to the Thematic Consultation on Water with recommendations on how to address WASH related challenges in the post-2015 development agenda. We look forward to your contributions! The Sub-Consultation will take place through discussions on five specific themes:

Week 1 : Aspirational Objectives of the Joint Monitoring Program (14-21 Jan.) Week 2 : WASH in Schools (21-28 Jan.) Week 3 : WASH and Governance: People, Power and Politics (28 Jan. – 4 Feb.) Week 4 : WASH and Environmental Sustainability (4-11 Feb.) Week 5 : WASH and Economic Development (11-17 Feb.)



Published Jan. 24, 2013 3:23 PM

In order to disseminate knowledge on children's rights  between researchers, policy makers and practitioners, KeKi develops a children's rights database, consisting of a legal instruments database, a Flemish research database and a publications database. The legal instruments database, containing legal instruments and important policy documents at the international, regional, Belgian and Flemish level, was launched on November 20th 2011, as a contribution to the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Published Jan. 22, 2013 11:59 AM

Chair of CROP, Prof. Thomas Pogge, spoke about the Millennium Development Goals in a keynote address, held at RSA, Nov 20th, 2012.

Pogge argues that much of today's severe poverty constitutes a human rights violation committed through supranational rule design. The eradication of severe poverty requires mainstreaming the concern for the poor beyond the niche of development assistance.

Published Jan. 22, 2013 11:48 AM

Read here about events and news that involved CROP during the second semester of 2012.

During this time many significant events have taken place, and planning for new activities in 2013 have also been undertaken, these include:

New agreement between ISSC and UiB about CROP Selection of new CROP Scientific Committee members for 2013-14 Co-operation with Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) CROP Secretariat 20th anniversary in 2013 New funding awarded to CROP and its partners Agreement between UNILA and CROP established Reports and results of CROP events, activities and publications during the last half of 2012
Published Jan. 22, 2013 11:39 AM

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:


Published Jan. 22, 2013 11:11 AM

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

Published Jan. 22, 2013 10:29 AM

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.

Published Jan. 15, 2013 11:39 AM

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.

Published Jan. 14, 2013 8:38 PM

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 (, collaborating with Professor Ursula Kilkelly at University College Cork.

Published Jan. 14, 2013 1:02 PM

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.

Published Jan. 14, 2013 12:49 PM

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.