This three-day international conference aims to engage policy makers, practitioners and researchers in identifying solutions for fighting child poverty and inequality in Africa, and inspiring action towards change. The conference offers a platform for bridging divides across sectors, disciplines and policy, practice and research.
This discussion paper explores the interlinkages between violence against children and children's care in the African context, including in legal and policy frameworks, data collection and use for decision making, service delivery, and public awareness to ensure families can be supported and empowered to provide protective, stable, and appropriate care for children.
This policy brief from Better Care Network explains the effects and risk factors associated with experiencing violence in childhood, highlights recent evidence that removal of a child from the family does not always mean an end to violence, and offers recommendations for preventing family separation and ensuring suitable, and safe, alternative care when necessary.
UNICEF is recruiting for a Consultant to serve as the Technical Adviser to support the implementation of “Cambodia PROTECT: A Communication Strategy to End Violence against Children and Unnecessary Family Separation in Cambodia 2017-2022”.
This video from UNICEF Rwanda shows some of the moving stories of children and their new families who have been brought together through the TMM initiative, which reintegrates children who have been living in institutions into families and the community.
There is a growing need in the foster care field for high-quality and low-cost foster parent education to improve the living conditions of children placed in foster care. To meet this global challenge, Fairstart Foundation will launch a new international online foster care instructor education in January 2018.