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The research for these three short papers was conducted during the first six months of three community-based interventions – providing free meals for school children through the set up of school gardens and canteens, working directly with parents on parenting skills to reduce child labour, and supporting youth-led advocacy to confront attitudes and social norms that serve to reinforce exploitative practices.
Research is underway in the DRC and Somalia to examine various methodologies used to monitor attacks on education in these conflict affected countries, measures to protect schools and their personnel, and ways to increase national capacity to monitor this violation of attacks on schools.
Columbia University, in collaboration with World Vision International, has evaluated the protective and restorative effectiveness of Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) and sought to identify good practice in their design and implementation across multiple emergency settings.
In this study of sexual-violence survivors in a low-income, conflict-affected country, group psychotherapy reduced PTSD, depression and anxiety symptoms and improved overall functioning.