How To Improve Child Protection Programming in Conflict & Humanitarian Situations – June 10th at 10am EST

Join the Washington Network on Children & Armed Conflict on June 10 at 10:00am for a discussion at the intersection of humanitarian and peacebuilding programming: what is the most effective way to prevent and respond to violence against children? Jessica Lenz,  Senior Program Manager-Protection at InterAction, will share how a results-based approach leads to improved […]

75m children in desperate need of education support
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From BBC News: Some 75 million school-age children in crisis areas around the world are in desperate need of educational support, according to a new report by Unicef. One in four children aged 3-18 – 462 million – live in countries affected by humanitarian crises, the report says. In Syria, five years of civil war have […]

Humanitarian Action, Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding through Education in South Sudan: Achievements, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
HACSP - April 4th

This case study examines the role education can play and is playing in the conflict-induced humanitarian emergency in South Sudan. The study examines adjustments made by the Peacebuilding Education and Advocacy (PBEA) programme in response to the humanitarian crisis following 15 December 2015, including the role of education for the internally displaced population (IDP) camps […]

Child-Friendly Feedback and Complaint Mechanisms
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This report presents the findings of a inter-agency survey on the feedback and complaint mechanisms five international NGOs have in place for their children and youth programs. The five agencies include: Educo, Plan International, Save the Children UK, War Child UK and World Vision. The survey looked into the accessibility to the mechanisms as well as general […]

Protecting Education from Attack during Armed Conflict
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Reflecting on the Washington Network on Children & Armed Conflict (WNCAC) event By Laura Barry and Patrick Gregoire To keep girls ignorant; to assert control over a given area; to take youths for sex slaves or bolster fighting ranks; to convert a school building to a barracks; and sectarian conflict. These are the presumed motives […]

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 […] […]

Child Status Index Training Manual
June 6, 2014

Summary This is a guide for trainers and care workers in the effective use of the Child Status Index, a tool for assessing, monitoring and responding to the well-being of children orphaned or otherwise made vulnerable as a result of HIV/AIDS. The Child Status Index (CSI) provides a framework for identifying the needs of children, creating individualized goal-directed […]

Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools Final Report to UNICEF
June 5, 2014

Summary The availability of effective measurement tools is a clear prerequisite for the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation within the field of child protection. This report provides a structured review of a sample of 124 child protection M&E tools. Tools were selected for review with respect to explicit inclusion criteria regarding relevance to certain focal […]

Monitoring and Evaluating with Children
June 5, 2014

Summary Child participation is increasingly being accepted as good practice in community development programs worldwide. As a result children now participate in many programs, not only during their implementation, but also during their design and planning. It therefore seems both appropriate and logical that they should also take part in assessing the success or failure […]

Regional Capacity Building Workshop on Child Rights Based M&E Tools and Mechanisms
June 5, 2014

Summary Save the Children has been facilitating the process of child rights agencies to transform their programmes from a ‘needs based approach’ to a ‘child rights based approach’ for the recognition of the rights of the child. Before this change can materialise, a shift must occur in the conventional means of dealing with programming. The […]