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Published June 18, 2013 10:48 AM

Call for Abstracts and Invitation to Register: Optentia Research Programme at the Vanderbijlpark Campus of North-West University is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2nd South African Symposium on Positive Social Sciences 2013: Towards Thriving Youth on 28-29 October 2013 in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Workshops will be presented on 30 October 2013.

Published June 11, 2013 12:22 PM

Five years ago, the launch of the Maternal and Child Undernutrution Series of The Lancet launched a global effort to put nutrition on the global agenda. 2013 has seen a series global and national actions taking place to address human nutrition and child health. This current Lancet Series re-evalates the national progress in nutrition programmes and international efforts toward previous recommendations.

Published June 10, 2013 6:17 PM

This paper is one of a series of papers in a research project, The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of MDG Targets for Human Development and Human Rights. Motivated by a concern with the consequences of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) beyond the achievement of the 2015 targets, the Project seeks to explore their broader policy and programmatic implications.

Published June 10, 2013 2:31 PM

This paper is one of a series of papers in a research project, The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of MDG Targets for Human Development and Human Rights. Motivated by a concern with the consequences of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) beyond the achievement of the 2015 targets, the Project seeks to explore their broader policy and programmatic implications.


Published June 10, 2013 1:26 PM

This report analyses supplementary evidential reasons for undertaking a human rights-based approach to women's and children's health. The first of its type, this 140 page monograph launched by WHO sets out a multi-disciplinary and multi-method approach to human rights impact evaluation -- and makes a number of recommendations.

Published June 10, 2013 12:42 PM

The Committee on the Rights of the Child, a body of currently 18 independent experts monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State Parties, has published its General Comment No. 15 on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health (article 24). - Article from EPIC-

Published June 10, 2013 12:00 PM

The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) is an evidence-based online platform which was launched in 2013. EPIC is managed by the European Commission and aims to provide information about policies, practices and programmes that can help children and their families face up to the challenges that exist in the current economic climate in Europe.

Published June 3, 2013 10:58 PM

Última editorial de Equidad para la Infancia: Infancias indígenas: diversidad, dignidad e igualdad de derechos, reune documentos variados que permiten conocer un poco más sobre la situación de los niños/as y adolescentes indígenas en los países latino-americanos.

Published June 3, 2013 9:49 PM

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research's Cornell Youth in Society carries out research and outreach to understand and enhance community supports and opportunities for young people making the transition to adulthood in the United States and around the world. Read about their latest projects: Mentoring Youth at Work and Multiple pathways through education to careers.

Published June 3, 2013 4:29 PM

Childwatch International invites nomination of candidates for the Board of the Childwatch International Research Network for the period 2013 – 2016. The Call for Nominations will remain open for a six week period commencing on Monday 3 June and closing on Monday 15 July 2013 to allow all nominations to be submitted for the new 10 member Board.

Published June 3, 2013 3:03 PM

This new book charts the lives and aspirations of 13 of the Young Lives children in India. Their stories tell a fascinating tale of how children in Andhra Pradesh see their lives and give us a unique insight into how their lives are changing as they are growing up. Authors: Uma Vennam and Piyali Sarkar

Published June 3, 2013 2:41 PM

On July 3-4, 2013 Equity for Children and Equidad para la Infancia will co-host an International Seminar on Children and Intra-Urban Inequalities at the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires. The conference will address the rights of children and adolescents in urban settings.

Published June 3, 2013 2:30 PM

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) calls for applications from outstanding early career social and other scientists around the world to become World Social Science Fellows. Deadline: July 15th, 2013

Published June 3, 2013 2:19 PM

When the very idea of welfare state is undermined, researchers, scholars, practitioners  in social work are challenged to connect their endeavours to the core of  social work mission and the support of social solidarity. Place: Free University of Bozen/Bolzano – EURAC Date:15 -16- 17 April 2014

Published June 3, 2013 1:44 PM

This conference aims to discuss the problems and achievements of foreign and domestic science and practice in prevention, intervention, rehabilitation, and support for children at risk. DATES: 14-15 November 2013. VENUE & LOCATION: MGPPU (Moscow State University of Psychology and Education)  

Published May 30, 2013 11:02 AM

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.

Published May 30, 2013 10:10 AM

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.

Published May 30, 2013 9:50 AM

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.

Published May 29, 2013 4:40 PM

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.

Published May 29, 2013 4:23 PM

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.

Published May 29, 2013 3:50 PM

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?

Published May 29, 2013 3:14 PM

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.

Published May 21, 2013 1:07 PM

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

Published May 21, 2013 11:59 AM

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).

Published May 15, 2013 11:14 AM

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