Evidence about the Effectiveness of Child Protection Programmes in Developing Countries

Child protection is defined as ‘measures and structures to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence affecting children. […] The goal of child protection is to promote, protect and fulfil children’s rights to protection from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child […] […]

Education in Crisis and Transitional Settings: Common Programming Features

Summary Of the 113 million children in the developing world who do not have access to educational opportunities, the majority—half to more than three quarters—are living in crisis or transition countries. Most of these crisis situations have evolved from man made conflicts. In 2003, the number of armed conflicts totaled 36 in 28 countries. The […]

Education and Conflict Mitigation: What the Aid Workers Say

Summary In February 2011, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) finalized a new strategy for its work in education around the world. Of its three key goals, the third goal focuses on “access to education in crisis and conflict environments,” establishing the first explicit reference to the impact of crises on education, and […]

Building the Road to Conflict or Peace: The Role of Public Education

Summary Historically, the education provided in public schools has been popularly viewed as an unambiguously positive force. In recent years, however, this assumption has increasingly been challenged in a growing body of literature documenting ways that public education can intentionally or unintentionally sow the seeds of future violence. The Center for Development Information and Evaluation […]

Building Peace and Prosperity in the Casamance

Summary The program, “Building Peace and Prosperity in the Casamance,” Cooperative Agreement” N° 685-A-00-01 00137-00, was executed by the NGO World Education for a period of three years from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2004. The program is part of USAID’s Special Objective for the Casamance which was put into place to respond the […]

Where Peace Begins: Education’s Role in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

Summary Most people recognize instinctively the role of education in preventing conflict and in building peace. Most people also understand the dangers inherent in the abuse of education systems. Against this background, part of the purpose of this report is to set out – on the basis of Save the Children’s experience – what we […]

The Role of Universities in Peacebuilding Processes in Contexts of Armed Conflict: The Experience of the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Colombia
June 5, 2014

Summary In a country that has faced for decades armed conflict, the role that most of the private and public universities have play in peace-building is still reticent, because in most of the cases for these actors, and in general for the Colombian society and state, it is not clear which should be their role […]

The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: A Synthesis Report of Findings from Lebanon, Nepal and Sierra Leone

Summary The role and practice of peace-building in conflict-affected countries has risen up the agenda of United Nations (UN) agencies, donor agencies and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) throughout the past two decades. While peacekeeping and peacemaking have played an important role in UN activities since its foundation, it was not until 1992 that the language […]

Peace Education In UNICEF

Summary This working paper is produced to describe Peace Education programs in UNICEF. Peace education programs have been developed in a number of UNICEF country offices and National Committees for UNICEF over the past decade. Ideas are continually evolving about how to use the full range of children’s educational experiences to promote commitment to principles […]

Peace Education and Conflict Resolution

Summary This handbook about project-work on peace education and conflict resolution in schools is based on the experiences of the International School Network: Peace Education and Conflict Resolution from 1994 – 1998. This initiative of the Austrian Ministry of Education, specifically the Department for International Relations and Exchanges, brought together more than 1200 students and […]