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Empowering Families: Parenting Education Is Essential
December 3, 2015

Empowering Families: Parenting Education Is Essential

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Author: Eve Sullivan of the Parents Forum, December 3 2015 (originally posted in April 2014) - Here I am, recovering from jetlag after a nearly 14-hour flight back to the U.S. from Doha, Qatar where I attended a fascinating international ...

The challenge of preventing violence and guaranteeing the right to protection
November 11, 2015

The challenge of preventing violence and guaranteeing the right to protection

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Author: Verónica Bagnoli of Equidad para la Infancia, December 9 2015 - Crime and criminality acquired a connotation of "epidemic" in Brazil and other Latin American countries, the reason being great social unrest. For the first time in decades, ...

Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents
September 11, 2014

Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the ...

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Edutainment +Mobilization = Social Change is a communication and mobilisation process, based in Colombia and on a multimedia edutainment platform, aimed at facilitating dialogue and behaviour change about sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) ...

Investing in young children makes good business sense
August 25, 2014

Investing in young children makes good business sense

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Author: Michael Feigelson, August 25 2014 - In 2007, The Lancet medical journal published an article stating that more than 200 million children under five fail to reach their potential in cognitive development because of poverty, poor health and ...

My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)
August 5, 2014

My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)

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This programme aims to engage marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services in 8 countries: Afghanistan, Georgia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Viet Nam. Activities in each country are tailored to ...

UNICEF India's IEC eWarehouse
July 10, 2014

UNICEF India's IEC eWarehouse

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From the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India, this repository of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials offers links to booklets, posters, books, toolkits, flash cards, documentaries, radio public service ...

 Community Engagement and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
April 2, 2014

Community Engagement and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

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This document is a draft policy brief that was prepared for the International Conference on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 1-3 2013. As background, the brief states that "most causes of maternal, ...

Social Circus and Inclusive Playground - Circo Cuenca - Ecuador
March 7, 2014

Social Circus and Inclusive Playground - Circo Cuenca - Ecuador

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Social circus training and an inclusive park for children of all abilities were the result of collaboration among the government of Ecuador and municipalities, circus arts teachers, and social workers in the city of Cuenca, province of Azuay, ...

The Voice of Children in the Global Arena
February 18, 2014

The Voice of Children in the Global Arena

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Author: Manuel Manrique Castro from his column, Connecting the Dots; translation: Cynthia Selde, published January 29 2014, cross-posted February 18 2014:        Her melodious and now universally renowned name ...

Voices against Violence: A Non-Formal Education Programme for Children and Youth to Help Stop Violence against Girls and Young Women
February 5, 2014

Voices against Violence: A Non-Formal Education Programme for Children and ...

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"The new curriculum stems from the understanding that prevention should start early in life, when values and norms around gender equality are formed, by educating girls and boys about respectful relationships and gender equality. Effective ...

Action for Children ’s Rights in Education: End of Project Evaluation Report
January 24, 2014

Action for Children ’s Rights in Education: End of Project Evaluation Report

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This 60-page report discusses findings of an evaluation to: assess the extent to which ActionAid International’s Action for Children’s Rights in Education (ACRE) project started bringing about anticipated changes during its initial phase, as well ...

Social Change Agent
January 6, 2014

Social Change Agent

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Author: Rana Tassawar Ali, January 6 2013          My night's thoughts often foster in me a regret that I fill my vision with such a small contribution for serving humanity.... The social change ...

The Year of the Rights of the Child
December 27, 2013

The Year of the Rights of the Child

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Author Rana Tassawar Ali on December 27 2013:       In Pakistan in 2013, "The Year of the Rights of the Child" was declared by our former Prime Minister. The day was memorable as INGOs [international non-governmental ...

I want to tell you something - messages from abused children
December 10, 2013

I want to tell you something - messages from abused children

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Author Lisa Jordan December 10 2013:       The Dutch are very proud that, according to UNICEF’s research, children here are the happiest in the world. But averages hide extremes. Sadly, in the Netherlands, neglect ...

Partnering with Religious Communities for Children
December 4, 2013

Partnering with Religious Communities for Children

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"Long before there was a UNICEF, faith communities were among the greatest advocates for the world’s neediest children, providing guidance, aid and comfort to millions of disadvantaged families. In fact, the Convention on the Rights of the Child ...

Role of Community Radio for Women’s Empowerment
November 6, 2012

Role of Community Radio for Women’s Empowerment

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[This is a continuation of two-part blog beginning with "Role of Information Communication Technology for Empowering Rural Women" by Arpita Sharma, based upon her research.]

Red por Belen (the Belen Network)
July 23, 2012

Red por Belen (the Belen Network)

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"As we worked and played this year in Belen it became clear that art, in the form of collaborative creative play improvisational theater), painting of houses and murals, music, dance and art education enables community participation in other ...

19 Days of Activism for Prevention of Child Abuse
November 1, 2011

19 Days of Activism for Prevention of Child Abuse

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In 2011, the Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) launched a global campaign called 19 Days of Activism in an effort to prevent violence and abuse against children. The rationale is that, after 10 years of campaigning to annually mark the World ...

Birth Registration in Emergencies: A Review of Best Practices in Humanitarian Action
September 20, 2014

Birth Registration in Emergencies: A Review of Best Practices in ...

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"Birth registration as part of a functional CRVS [civil registration and vital statistics] system can help build a protective environment for children in many ways....Articles 7 and 8 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ...

Women's Use of the Sada in Afghanistan: Dissemination, Dialogue, and Transformation
March 21, 2011

Women's Use of the Sada in Afghanistan: Dissemination, Dialogue, and ...

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"Our analysis suggests that Sada facilitated dialogue, participation and action. Empowered by information, women participated in the elections in large numbers, becoming active agents of change. At the household level, women increasingly found ...

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