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UNICEF is seeking a consultant to provide technical inputs for the Alternative Childcare Directive of the Government of Ethiopia.

Aga Khan Foundation, ECDAN, The Lego Foundation, UNICEF,

This global webinar will delve into the challenges, emerging research from Kenya, and practical country examples from Mozambique, Tajikistan and Peru. The webinar will highlight how children with developmental delays and disabilities can have the best chance to not only survive, but also thrive.

Keystone Human Services, Inclusion International, SPOON, International Social Service - Burkina Faso, Shonaquip - South Africa, Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs - Vietnam, Auto-reprezentanți - Moldova, International Disability Alliance,

By drawing on the experiences of parents, advocates, NGOs, and public officials, this side event will invite discussion on how through strengthening families and tools for prevention, societies can reduce the number of children being institutionalized.

Gabriela Mejia-Pailles, Ann Berrington, Nuala McGrath, Victoria Hosegood - PLoS ONE,

In South Africa, large increases in early adult mortality during the 1990s and early 2000s have reversed since public HIV treatment rollout in 2004. In a rural population in KwaZulu-Natal, the authors of this study investigated trends in parental mortality and orphanhood from 2000–2014.

Jennifer J. Driscoll - Child Abuse Review,

This article considers the potential efficacy of the para social workers (PSW) model in strengthening child protection at community level in Uganda.

Jenelle R. Shanley, Lisa P. Armistead, Christine Musyimi, Darius Nyamai, Martha Ishiekwene, Victoria Mutiso, David Ndetei - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to assess systematically Kenya’s strengths and limitations to implement a parent support program using a mixed-methods study design.

Kelley Swain - The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health,

In this piece for the Lancet, Kelley Swain reflects on the UNICEF video essay series, “Coping with COVID-19”, which invited 16 adolescent girls from nine countries to film their lives under lockdown—“unfiltered, unscripted, 100% real”.

Leila Patel & Eleanor Ross - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This study provides evidence from an evaluation of a bespoke family strengthening intervention for Child Support Grant beneficiaries in 10 urban communities in Johannesburg, South Africa.


The overall objective of the consultancy is to support the inclusion of children with disabilities in the de-institutionalization and family-based care and community support and lead the internal and external coordination efforts.

Alhassan Abdullah, Margarita Frederico, Ebenezer Cudjoe, Clifton R. Emery - Child Abuse Review,

Drawing on semi‐structured in‐depth interviews with 31 kinship caregivers, this study sought to explore how the culturally informed traditional kinship care practice in Ghana can be considered an intervention strategy for parental neglect.