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Newsletter: October 2016

A number of partners from all over the world have just taken part in a meeting to support the work of our THRIVE project: Transforming Households: Reducing Incidence of Violence in Emergencies. Global thought leaders from the movements to end violence against women and violence against children came together to see where commonalities and differences in their areas of work could inform a framework to reduce violence in households in emergency settings. You can read more below. In other news, we will host a repeat performance of one of our most popular webinars--hosted in conjunction with the World Bank--entitled "Sustaining Early ...Read More

Newsletter: September 2016

In this edition of our newsletter, we are proud to highlight advances in Indonesia. In July, the CPC affiliate Center on Child Protection at the University of Indonesia (PUSKAPA)--working with the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) and the Australian-Indonesia Partnership on Governance for Growth (KOMPAK)--launched a study looking at the bottlenecks, barriers, and opportunities in the existing birth and death registration system in Indonesia. The findings of this study inform and bolster the government's plan to achieve 85% civil registration coverage by end of 2019. Additionally, it is our pleasure to share with you two special issues that have ...Read More

October 13, 2016 Webinar: Sustaining Early Childhood Development Impacts

CPC Learning Network will host a webinar with Laura Rawlings and Jeffery Tanner from the World Bank discussing “Sustaining Early Childhood Development Impacts” on Thursday, October 13 from 12-1:30pm EDT. Laura will moderate the discussion and gave an overview of how the World Bank is approaching early childhood development. Jeff will present the results of a recently completed systematic review of the evidence on the long-term impacts of early childhood development initiatives as observed in primary school years and on to adulthood. They will identify knowledge gaps and invite a discussion on how to build evidence around promising initiatives to fill these ...Read More

June 21-22, 2016: Biennial Meeting of the CPC Learning Network

Evolving Methods for an Expanding Field: Global Research with Children and Families in Adversity Venue: Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Campus Objectives: This meeting will produce the following outcomes among CPC Learning Network partners and affiliated individuals and organizations: Innovative research on international child protection and family welfare will be presented with the opportunity for reflections on navigating the path forward in this field. Working from a new "Theory of Change," we want to take stock of the current state of knowledge on child protection and family welfare, learning from the research and evidence generation of members both inside and outside of ...Read More

Birth Registration in Indonesia

Birth registration is the first legal recognition of a child and a fundamental human right. Worldwide, nearly 230 million children younger than 5 years do not have a birth certificate, rendering them invisible to the state. Indonesia is one of the countries plagued by this so-called scandal of invisibility, with more than 24 million Indonesian children remaining undocumented. This number is concerning, given existing evidence linking a lack of birth registration to increased school drop-out, child trafficking and labour, and reduced access to health, social services, and education. The resources below highlight the work on this issue coming out of the Center on Child Protection ...Read More

COMPASS: Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces Article Published

Over three years (2014 - 2017), the IRC is developing, implementing and evaluating the COMPASS programme (Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces). This programme identifies, acknowledges, and responds to the vulnerabilities of adolescent girls by establishing a foundation for their healthy transition into adulthood in humanitarian crises. It specifically seeks to improve the prevention and response to violence against adolescent girls in humanitarian settings. This includes strategies such as: safe space programming including life skills training and asset building; mentoring activities with the support of older adolescent girls; and engagement with service providers and caregivers to better ...Read More

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