Children are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The specific nature of their vulnerability is multidimensional, shaped largely by the physical, social, and emotional changes that take place over the course of childhood. These changes are intensified by children’s heightened sensitivity to negative or high-impact events during the early stages of development and by their general lack of agency and voice.
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The International Center on Research and Policy on Children at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (CIESPI/PUC-Rio) announces the publication of Closing the gap between rights and realities for children and youth in urban Brazil: Reflections on a Brazilian project to improve policies for street children. The publication was written by Malcolm Bush of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and Irene Rizzini, professor at PUC-Rio and director of CIESPI.
New research by Ipsos MORI for UNICEF UK has shown that children in the UK feel trapped in a "materialistic culture" and don't spend enough time with their families.
Today, around the world, there are 5 million young men and women living with HIV. Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood examines the state of the HIV epidemic among young people, highlighting the challenges they face and presenting solutions informed by evidence of what works with different age groups and in different epidemic settings. The report outlines key steps towards building a continuum of HIV prevention that can help keep children HIV-free as they develop into young adults.
This Report Card presents a first overview of inequalities in child well-being for 24 of the world’s richest countries. Three dimensions of inequality are examined: material well-being, education, and health. In each case and for each country, the question asked is ‘how far behind are children being allowed to fall?
Series: Innocenti Report Card 9
The aim of this research, commissioned by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and carried out by a team from the University of East Anglia, was to seek children and young people’s views of the child protection system and to consider how those views might contribute to improving responses to abuse and neglect. It aimed to gather the views of children and young people living with their parents, who all had a child protection plan in place.
This paper seeks to address the underlying issue of why age assessment is so politicised in the UK. How have ‘age-disputed persons’ become a salient political problem? Why does their age assessment remain contentious despite a number of policy amendments?
A report on the situation facing Palestinian children detained in the Israeli military court system. Reporting period: 1 July to 31 December 2010
This report is submitted on behalf of Defence for Children International–Palestine Section (DCI-Palestine), a national section of the international non-governmental child rights organisation and movement, Defence for Children International
This 2011 edition of The African Report on Child Wellbeing is the second in a series of reports published biennially by The African Child Policy Forum as our contribution to putting Africa’s children on the public and political agenda, and to holding African governments accountable to their obligations – to their children.
The report explores sexual responsibility, experiences of fatherhood and constructions of masculinity among young men who come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Ireland.
The production and export of cotton continues to be a major feature of the economy, politics and everyday lives of the people of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Bringing in the cotton harvest in Central Asia has traditionally involved mobilizing wide sections of the community, including young people.
Using lessons learnt in emergencies, from the genocide in Rwanda to the Asian Tsunami and the earthquake in Haiti, Save the Children in this report, Misguided Kindness, demonstrates what action is needed to keep families together during crises and to bring separated children back into a safe and nurturing family life.
This Innocenti Insight examines the social dynamics of the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in five countries - Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal and the Sudan - and seeks to inform policies and programmes aimed at ending the practice.
This report provides the results from a comparative international study of the models of children’s participation in family law processes related to post-separation care arrangements.
This executive summary describes different types of community-based child protection groups,sets out six key challenges to maximising the effectiveness of groups and puts forward recommendations to practitioners and donors on how to strengthen community support for children’s protection and wellbeing.
This working paper is part of a series on early transitions from Young Lives, a 15-year longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. It explores the diverse experiences of 28 children from four contrasting communities in Peru as they start school. These detailed case studies highlight common problems: exclusion of certain parts of the population from pre-school services, lack of coordination between pre-schools and primary schools, issues with physical punishment and cultural diversity. It proposes four ways in which children’s early educational transitions can be enhanced, looking at such factors as educational structures, curriculum planning and teacher training.
The Philippine pilot study was conducted by Marita Concepcion Castro Guevara (project research associate), Ana Maria Felisa Galang Mayor (project research assistant), and Mary Racelis (project consultant). This report presents the methodology (Chapter 1), research instruments (Chapter 2), and findings (Chapter 3) of the Philippine pilot study, as well as the research team’s evaluation of the research tools and recommendations for their improvement (Chapters IV and V) prior to introducing them for use in 2010 by cities in 11 countries.
Data Collection in Countries Participating in the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015. Without comprehensive data to evaluate government efforts and guide policies, the situation of Roma - a group already on the margins of Europe- is likely to remain dire. Source:Open Society Foundations
AIDS and other diseases, armed conflict, natural disasters, forced displacement and extreme poverty leave millions of children orphaned, separated, or on the brink of family breakdown. These children need and have a right to protection and care, and governments have an obligation under law to respond.
This publication was co-authored by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs.
The Centre for Children and Young People has partnered with ChildFund Australia to better understand:
Vietnamese children's experiences of, and views on, learning and primary schooling in rural and remote communities; how their views about learning and education might inform the development of quality, basic education provided in a safe and stimulating environment; and the ethical and methodological issues involved in undertaking culturally appropriate research in Vietnam that incorporates children's views and voices.
Child health: From survival to optimal development August 2010
The fifth issue of the South African Child Gauge, published by the Children's Institute, University of Cape Town, is available for download online.
This paper from Overseas Development Institute analyses the linkages between knowledge and policy in child rights issues in order to supplement current partial understanding of these dynamics in the sector. The ultimate aim of the paper is to safeguard children’s rights by presenting frameworks and lessons through which to promote the appropriate design of rights strategies.
The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) is a project of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), an international organization which, for over 50 years, has conducted international comparative studies on educational achievement and reported on key aspects of education systems and processes.
The Innocenti Social Monitor 2009 examines the evolving and diverging challenges for the well-being of children after two decades of transition. Following a long period of economic growth and gradual improvements in living standards, the global economic crisis is now threatening to reverse some of the recent positive achievements and plunge households and children into another phase of uncertainty.