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The Latest from the Network
This month's newsletter is chock full of new learning, including three pieces of research that have emerged from the COMPASS program, Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement, and Safe Spaces, an IRC-led program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, and Pakistan. For this project, the CPC Learning Network has overseen the research component. The first COMPASS-related article presents findings from a multi-country, cross-sectional study about violence against adolescent girls in conflict-affected settings. The second examines how caregivers' attutudes towards gender are associated with adolescent girls' experiences of violence in the DRC, and the third explores how "narratives of fear" shape ...Read More
It has been a busy month, and below you will find updates from faculty affiliates working around the globe from Uganda to Sri Lanka, the Democratic Republic of Congo to Palestine. The topics range from using comics in social work pedagogy to using new technologies as a research method for investigating gender-based violence. In this edition of newsletter, we are excited to highlight INSPIRE: Seven Strategies For Ending Violence Against Children. The INSPIRE package lays out a seven-part strategy to reduce violence against children; the CPC Learning Network serves as the civil society co-lead with the World Health Organization of ...Read More
June 15, 2017 Webinar: “Adapting to Learn, Learning to Adapt” – Considerations for Child Protection Systems Strengthening in Emergencies
Systems strengthening is becoming a dominant paradigm for many child protection actors. In spite of prevailing support, the conceptualization of a “systems strengthening approach” remains an area of continued discussion, contestation, and consensus building. Various studies have indicated ongoing challenges in implementing and realizing systems strengthening approaches in practice. Co-hosted by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, whose Systems Strengthening and Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force was co-led by the Care and Protection of Children (CPC) Learning Networkand Plan International, this webinar presented key learning and considerations for practitioners who want to think about what “child protection systems ...Read More
June 9, 2017 Webinar: Measuring Separation in Emergencies – Piloting Innovative Methods in Humanitarian Settings
The Measuring Separation in Emergencies (MSiE) project is an inter-agency initiative funded by the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and co-ordinated by Save the Children, in partnership with Columbia University in New York, on behalf of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. The project is guided by an inter-agency Advisory Panel. The overall aim of MSiE is to strengthen emergency response programs for unaccompanied and separated children through the development of a suite of practical, field-tested methods to assess of the scale and nature of separation in emergencies. The project team recently completed two pilots to evaluate ...Read More
The effect of gender norms on the association between violence and hope among girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Girls at early stages of adolescence are vulnerable to violence victimization in humanitarian contexts, but few studies examine factors that affect girls’ hope in these settings. We assessed attitudes toward traditional gender norms as an effect modifier of the relationship between violence exposure and future orientation in displaced girls. Findings support the utility of gender norms-transformative programming in increasing resilience of girls who have experienced sexual violence in humanitarian contexts.
Implementation of ACASI among adolescent girls in humanitarian settings: feasibility, acceptability, and lessons learned
Audio-Computer Assisted Self- Interview (ACASI) is a method of data collection in which participants listen to pre-recorded questions through headphones and respond to questions by selecting their answers on a touch screen or keypad, and is seen as advantageous for gathering data on sensitive topics such as experiences of violence. This paper seeks to explore the feasibility and acceptability of using ACASI with adolescent girls and to document the implementation of such an approach in two humanitarian settings: conflict-affected communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and refugee camps along the Sudan-Ethiopia border.