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Published May 15, 2013 10:55 AM

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.

Published May 8, 2013 1:20 PM

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.

Published May 8, 2013 12:31 PM

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).

Published May 8, 2013 11:39 AM

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

Published May 3, 2013 3:18 PM

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

Published May 2, 2013 2:57 PM

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

Published May 2, 2013 1:59 PM

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.


Published May 1, 2013 3:20 PM

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.

Published Apr. 25, 2013 3:28 PM

On September 16-20, 2013 in Norrköping, Sweden, a conference entitled, "Family Life in the Age of Migration and Mobility" Theory, Policy and Practice" will take place at Linköping University, Campus Norrköping.This conference will explore contemporary family life through the lenses of mobilty and migration.

Calls for abstracts deadline: 1st June 2013 .

Published Apr. 25, 2013 3:24 PM

The event aims to promote a wider understanding at EU level of what family and parenting support is, what is really needed to support parenting, what are the lessons learned in this field and see possible ways to put those lessons into practice. The event will also address the issue of children falling behind very early in life and agree some key shared objectives.

Date: Tuesday 7th May 2013 , 14:00 – 17:00

Location: European Commission, Charlemagne Building (ROOM MANS), rue de la Loi 170, Brussels (Belgium)

Published Apr. 25, 2013 3:22 PM

The University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB), the International Institute for the Rights of the Child (IDE), the University of Teacher Education Valais (HEP-VS), and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Valais, in close collaboration with the Council of Europe, are organizing this 5th Sion International Conference.