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Childwatch International Newsletter - October 2013

The Childwatch International Research Network disseminates every month an online newsletter with the latest news on child research; publications, news, conferences, events, including the latest news from our Key Institutions. 

Childwatch International links local, regional and national research efforts to an international research based knowledge, practice and policy on children’s issues. If you have any information regarding child research you would like added to our newsletter, please send us an email: with the subject: Newsletter item.

Items of Interest:


New Research Projects, Guides and Tools:


Calls for Abstracts/Papers/Proposals: -  Remember to check the all upcoming deadlines.

  • Abstract Submission Opens on 1st December 2013 for 20th International Aids Conference 2014 Melbourne. The convening of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2014 is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic. It represents the opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the Asia Pacific region’s HIV epidemic and the unique responses to it. Time and place: Jul 20, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014, Melbourne, Australia



  • 21st International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference. Re-claiming the Indigenous Child, Family and Community; Pedagogies of Place - This 21st conference is the first to be held on the African continent. The Host Committee has planed experiences that will acquaint you with local and national programs for children and an introduction to the cultures of Kenya. Time and place: Nov 3, 2013 - Nov 7, 2013, Kenyatta University Conference Centre • Nairobi, Kenya  Read more...

Online Debates and Events


Conference Proceedings:


Research Reports:

  • Assessment of child protection needs in Syria – CPWG, September 2013. This report issued in September by the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) presents the main findings of an interagency child protection assessment for Syria, covering the period February- May 2013.  A remote data collection methodology was used as well as a desk review component which took into account the findings of other processes monitoring child protection issues inside the country. Read more...

Academic Articles:


Working Papers


  • CanChild publishes: Reflections On “Disability” and Development: Do We Have the Right Focus? CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University publishes thought pieces which reflect on different topics related to childhood disability research. In this Reflections On... piece, Dr. Peter Rosenbaum proposes an approach to developmental disability in which professionals focus their attention on child development as the primary guiding principle by which to offer advice, intervention, and counseling to parents. Read more...

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Published Oct. 15, 2013 7:41 PM