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Newsletter: August 2019

Last week, our partner PUSKAPA, the Center on Child Protection and Well-Being at the University of Indonesia, turned ten years old. The spark for PUSKAPA was the vision of its director, Dr. Santi Kusumaningrum, who fused razor-sharp intelligence, charming wit, and sheer determination to coalesce a diverse group of stakeholders around the common goal of better evidence for policies and programs that impact Indonesian children's lives. I have often said that I believe Santi will be the first person to win the Nobel Peace Prize for connecting child protection to socio-economic development and sustainable peace. Mark Canavera had the good ...Read More

Newsletter: July 2019

In this newsletter you will find a round-up of CPC news, highlights from the recent work of our faculty affiliates, learning opportunities, and relevant vacancies. We would like to call your attention to the recently launched Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Protection of Children in Humanitarian Settings. The course was designed by CPC co-director Mark Canavera, senior research associate Tina Fischer, and faculty affiliate Mike Wessells. The MOOC examines how children's social environments at different levels, such as the family, community and societal levels, influence children's adversity, development, and resilience. Course participants will engage in critical thought about current ...Read More

Newsletter: June 2019

In this newsletter you will find a round-up of CPC news, highlights from the recent work of our faculty affiliates, learning opportunities, and relevant vacancies. We would like to draw your attention to Global Public Health's Call for Papers. The journal invites the submission of full-length articles for a special journal issue on Social and Gender Norms and Violence against Children: Exploring their role and strategies for prevention. The goal of this special issue is to increase the body of literature on 1) how norms contribute to the perpetration or the prevention of VAC and 2) effective strategies to shift harmful ...Read More

October 24, 2018 Webinar: Effects of Cash Transfers on Protection and Wellbeing Outcomes for Women and Children: New Evidence from UNICEF

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT UNICEF’s Office of Research is a dedicated independent research arm for UNICEF located in Florence, Italy. A large portion of the evaluation work done in the office focuses on Government supported cash transfer programs and their impacts on wellbeing of families, women and children. This webinar reviews some of the new and ongoing work conducted under the Transfer Project, a multi-organizational research and learning initiative, presented by Social Policy and Humanitarian specialists Amber Peterman, Tia Palermo and Jacob de Hoop. The first presentation summarizes findings from recent reviews published on understanding linkages and impacts of cash ...Read More

August 3, 2018 Webinar: How Social Norms Can Reflect and Create Social Inequalities

When turning to norm change as a potential solution to social problems, we must acknowledge that norms are both shaped by and create social inequalities. This presentation considers how norms and social control are applied differently to people from different social groups and how individuals have differing capacities to comply with and enforce norms. It draws on data from two U.S. cases, teen sex and pregnancy and young people’s use of technology, to discuss implications for norm-based interventions and norm change. Presenter: Stefanie Mollborn, Professor, Institute of Behavioral Science and Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder Stefanie Mollborn studies norms and social inequalities ...Read More

July 18, 2018 Webinar: Challenging Evaluation Norms: Photovoice, Sensemaker® and Assessing Social Norms Change Interventions

The webinar will share about how the evaluation of CARE’s Tipping Point project applied Sensemaker® and Photovoice to identify changes in social norms about adolescent girls in Nepal and Bangladesh. The links between CARE’s approach to social norms and the Sensemaker® tool development process will be discussed, as well as the benefits and challenges of data interpretation comparing Sensemaker® with qualitative FGD data. The webinar will also share how CARE is using the results of the analyses to inform iterative program design and future evaluation research. Presenter: Elizabeth Brezovich, Senior Technical Advisor, Design, MEL and Operations, Tipping Point Elizabeth Brezovich ...Read More

Rethink Child Soldiers: A New Approach to the Reintegration of All Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups

This report aims to bring global attention to the challenges related to the reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups, and promote better policy, practice and funding in the future. The severity, complexity and varied nature of each child’s experience means that children need individualised and tailored support to reintegrate back into society, and it should ideally take place in the context of an ongoing peace process. In contexts where there is still active conflict, extreme poverty and lack of state infrastructure, children’s families and communities also need support to enable children to reintegrate. Best practice reintegration programmes and ...Read More

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children 

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children is an evidence-based technical package to support countries in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children aged 0-17 years. The package includes the core document describing what the INSPIRE strategies and interventions are; an implementation handbook that provides details on how to implement the interventions, and a set of indicators to measure the uptake of INSPIRE and its impact on levels of violence against children. The strategies will advance efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal target 16.2 to end all forms of violence against children. They are based on the ...Read More

Recommitting to Child Rights and Child Protection in a Turbulent World

With the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child coming next year, we decided last year to reflect upon where children’s rights are heading in a world that seems increasingly beset with challenges for children, for families, and for communities.  We also wanted to revisit the issue of children affected by armed conflict, mobilization around which has served as a motor for the broader child protection agenda for years.  We worked with Joachim Theis, who developed The State of International Children's Rights, and Riva Kantowitz, who wrote Children and Armed Conflict: A Field Scan.  These documents both synthesis ...Read More
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