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“Worse than the War”: An Ethnographic Study of the Impact of the Ebola Crisis on Life, Sex, Teenage Pregnancy, and a Community-Driven Intervention in Rural Sierra Leone
The purpose of this research, undertaken by the Inter-Agency Learning Initiative on Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems, is to illuminate both the wider impacts of the Ebola crisis on people's lived experiences, with an emphasis on children, and its more specific effects on issues related to teenage pregnancy and its prevention.
Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young Children Globally
The National Academy of Medicine published Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young Children Globally. The paper argues that investing in young children globally is a primary means of achieving sustainable human, social, and economic development, all of which are vital to ensuring international peace and security.
Investing in Ugandan Children: A Response to Uganda’s National Development Plan II
Within the Ugandan context, this position paper identifies 4 key areas for investment in child health and development and aims to open dialogue and promote critical thinking among the country’s policymakers, non-government agencies, and civil society actors.
Determining Acceptable Customary Caregiving Arrangements with Congolese Refugees in Rwanda: Findings from Rapid Studies in Two Camps and A Toolkit for Moving Forward
This report presents both the process and the findings from a recent attempt to better understand customary caregiving arrangements for refugee children living in two camp-based populations in Rwanda.
COMPASS: Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces
CPC is evaluating the IRC's COMPASS (Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces) program, which identifies and responds to the vulnerabilities of adolescent girls by establishing a foundation for their healthy transition into adulthood in humanitarian crises in the DRC, Ethiopia, and Pakistan.
Family Structure and Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Adolescents in Rural Sierra Leone
This article examines the impact of care structures on adolescent sexual behaviors and the protective effects of family-level factors on early sex and pregnancy in rural Sierra Leone.
A Qualitative Study of Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Aceh, Indonesia
The study explores the functioning of existing community-based child protection mechanisms in two districts in Aceh, Indonesia and identifies issues that need to be addressed for improved prevention and response programming for children experiencing violence, abuse and exploitation.
Social Service Workforce Training in the West and Central Africa Region
This research, conducted by the CPC Learning Network for UNICEF’s West and Central Africa regional office, sought to better understand how social workers and related professionals are trained and educated –in both formal and less formal ways– to engage in social work practice, especially in regards to child protection, in the region.
Inter-Agency First Phase Child Welfare Assessment in the Gambella Region, Ethiopia
This report documents key child welfare concerns in the Gambella region in western Ethiopia. Key concerns included food shortages, inadequate health facilities, conflict, and lack of access to education.
Children and Economic Strengthening Programs: Maximizing Benefits & Minimizing Harm
This guide examines how economic interventions can achieve better outcomes and impacts for children aged 0-18, whether the direct beneficiaries are children or the adults in their households.