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January 5, 2016

We Can Do It: Solutions to Prevent Violence against Children

"...the utilisation of systemic, holistic and multifaceted approaches is critical to address the variety of drivers behind different forms of violence, abuse and exploitation."

January 4, 2016

Child Advocacy and Early Childhood Education Policies in the Caribbean

This volume explores early childhood education policies and practices in the Caribbean. Early childhood development has gained increasing importance as part of national agendas to achieve social and...

December 3, 2015

Our Call to the UN Solutions Summit

Author: Eve Sullivan of the Parents Forum, December 3 2015 - Because our instinct to put children first is strong, we often ignore our own needs as parents. Even the Sustainable Development Goals,...

December 3, 2015

Empowering Families: Parenting Education Is Essential

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...

November 11, 2015

The challenge of preventing violence and guaranteeing the right to protection

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...

November 10, 2015

A Chance Connection Becomes a Bond

Authors: Sophia Luthuli and Eve Sullivan, October 15 2015 - A distance of 7,853 miles and a six-hour time difference separate Johannesburg from Boston. Flying time from one city to the other is 18...

November 9, 2015

Cultivate a culture of protecting children at community level

Author: PSAf’s Gillies C. Kasongo, November 12 2015 - The fact that there are still community and media reports of children being abused through child neglect, defilement, exploitation and forced...

September 7, 2015

Postnatal Care for Mothers and Newborns Highlights from the World Health Organization 2013 Guidelines

This brief presents best practices and changes highlighted in the WHO Recommendations on Postnatal Care of the Mother and Newborn [PDF], October 2013.

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The potential of reforming state broadcasters in divided societies: advancing an unfashionable argument

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Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning James Deane, November 3 2015 - Most commentaries on 21st-century media focus on the impact of new technologies, social media and, above all, the increasing global ubiquity of mobile telephony Such commentaries highlight how in many, if not most, societies, the majority of people are under the age of 30 and are reinventing how humanity communicates with itself.

The post-2015 Global Goals: moving from "what" to "how" will rest on more informed societies

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Author: James Deane, September 28 2015 - Ahead of this week's UN [United Nations] summit in New York [United States], BBC Media Action’s Director of Policy and Learning argues for a stronger focus on the provision of information as well as resources.

"This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity." So begins the outcome document which forms the basis of the agreement for a new set of "global goals" which are expected to be signed by 215 world leaders this week. It is a statement that encapsulates both their ambition and weakness.

With the grain or against the grain: a media perspective on the governance question of our time

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Author: James Deane, BBC Media Action Director, Policy and Learning, May 20 2015 - I was prompted to write this post by Brian Levy, the rightly respected governance guru of the World Bank, now Senior Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Media and the post 2015 development framework: the case builds

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Author: James Deane, May 8 2014       This year's World Press Freedom Day celebrations will focus on whether issues of media freedom can realistically be integrated into the post-2015 framework that will replace the current Millennium Development Goals.  Unesco [the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization] hosts a conference on the issue on May 4th and 5th in Paris.

In Memoriam: Panos London

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Author BBC Media Action's James Deane, December 5 2012:       Part of an organisation I helped set up is no longer going to exist.

The Panos Institute London has announced that it no longer has the resources to continue. It’s been struggling for some time; project income appears to have dried up; its executive director has left. Panos’ trustees have decided, understandably, that, after almost exactly 26 years, it needs to fold.

The Somalia London Conference: will the outcome make it easier for media in Somalia?

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Today sees the start of a major international conference on Somalia hosted by the UK government in London. It is designed to inject fresh urgency into international efforts to support the rebuilding of this most fragile and fragile states. On the agenda will be issues of piracy, security, terrorism and a continuing - if thankfully slightly improving - humanitarian crisis.

The costs and benefits of consensus: the future of aid hangs in the balance

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Three and a half thousand people have been meeting in Busan, South Korea to discuss the future of development assistance. The 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness is a tedious name for an important process - how best to organise the billions of dollars of development assistance designed to improve the lives of the poorest people on the planet.

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Downward, Southward, Eastward - Communicative Power is on the move

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In 2005, the UN accepted the offer of the Tunisian government to host its World Summit on the Information Society in the country. The summit proved more passing foothill than summit in the history of the global information society but it is worth relishing how delicious the ironies of history can sometimes prove. Six years later, an oppressive government has been swept away by the informational forces it was seeking to advance.

Fragile States Research: impressive, compelling, influential - but still frustrating

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I have a problem with the latest UK Department for International Development report: The Politics of Poverty: Elites, Citizens and States - Findings from ten years of DFID funded research on Governance and Fragile Stat

Fragile States Research: impressive, compelling, influential - but still frustrating

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I have a problem with the latest UK Department for International Development report: The Politics of Poverty: Elites, Citizens and States - Findings from ten years of DFID funded research on Governance and Fragile States, 2001-10.

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July 29, 2015

"Nearly 50 years ago, in 1966, the Bernard van Leer Foundation funded its first major project aimed at enhancing the development of young children...

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June 29, 2015

Author: Ephraim Mhlanga, June 29 2015 - How do we deliver digital stories in contexts where there are power and connectivity issues?

June 26, 2015

"Our vision is for all African children to have enough stories in a language familiar to them to practise reading and learn to love reading."...

June 19, 2015

This guide, Steps to Engaging Children in Research: The Researcher Toolkit and Methods in Context, complements the first volume of...

June 19, 2015

"The Researcher Toolkit and Researcher Resource have been developed to support researchers to include young children in research; particularly...

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