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06 Jun 2019
ChildPact is launching a call for contributions and invites institutions and representatives from the NGO sector to fill in an on line Survey aimed at mapping the activities currently being conducted in line with the INSPIRE framework (Seven...
12 May 2019
In 2016, UNICEF reported that more than 50 million children had been displaced, from which, 28 million were fleeing violence and insecurity. Children are often separated from their families, or they travel alone, making them targets for trafficking...
06 May 2019
In remarks made during discussions at the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, on 2 May, Aaron Greenberg, Senior Regional Advisor for Europe and Central Asia, Child Protection at UNICEF, said 50–70 percent of children in the world...
24 Apr 2019
Self‐esteem is regarded as vital to children's social and cognitive development and emotional well‐being. Arts engagement may well be important in supporting children's self-esteem. To date, new research was conducted by Hei Wan Mak and Daisy...
12 Apr 2019
FutureLearn, an awarded platform for online learning is now offering a new online course, ‘Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children.’  The course focuses on the care and protection of unaccompanied and...
11 Apr 2019
EU and US asylum and immigration policies don’t work. According to the author of a Washington Post article, this is partly due to the fact that one of the most important groups affected by those policies – refugees – have not been consulted....
03 Apr 2019
Anisha Abraham, a paediatrician and teen health specialist, has observed an increasing number of overwhelmed and stressed children – some as young as 9 or 10 years old – and believes boredom could be in the interest of children. Extracurricular...
22 Mar 2019
Children have been protesting and calling governments to address climate change, with strikes organized around the world on 15 March. UN experts have voiced their support for these efforts to protect the environment by approving the Human Rights...
21 Mar 2019
Hippocampus is the part of the brain that is essential for memory and response to stress. The volume of hippocampal, one of the formations in hippocampus, is strongly associated with depression; people with lower level of hippocampal volume are more...
18 Mar 2019
According to a UN report released earlier this week, the number of reported sexual abuse allegations has increased compared to previous years; 25 allegations were made in 2017, while 203 allegations were made in 2018, of which 94 were against UN...

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