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Realising the Rights of Every Child Everywhere: Moving forward with the EU

This compendium demonstrates the commitment of different actors to strengthening EU action on children’s rights. It also aims to inspire action and an even more ambitious vision for the EU to play a leading role in realising the rights of every child everywhere.

Bottom-up Approaches to Strengthening Child Protection Systems: Placing children, families, and communities at the center

Efforts to strengthen national child protection systems have frequently taken a top-down approach of imposing formal, government-managed services. Such expert-driven approaches are often characterized by low use of formal services and the misalignment of the nonformal and formal aspects of the...

Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children. The scope of this review includes interventions that address interpersonal violence (emotional, physical and sexual) against...

A Post-2015 World Fit for Children: A review of the Open Working Group Report on Sustainable Development Goals from a Child Rights Perspective

As the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) comes to an end in 2015, a new framework for global development will be put in place.

The Role of Social Work in Juvenile Justice

This UNICEF paper is designed to pinpoint the main activities and tasks that should be undertaken by social work professionals within the overall juvenile justice framework. To do so, the paper first briefly reviews experience of social work in the Central and Eastern European/Commonwealth of...

Children’s Act Guide for Child and Youth Care Workers

The guide is written for child and youth care workers (CYCWs) and it focuses on the parts of the South Africa Children’s Act that are most relevant to them. This is an updated edition of the guide which contains extra information for professionals who provide services to children living and working...

Building Protection and Resilience: Synergies for child protection systems and children affected by HIV and AIDS

This paper presents findings from a study commissioned by the Inter Agency Task Team on Children affected by HIV and AIDS.

Strengthening Child Protection Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

An Inter-Agency Working Paper to consolidate current thinking, examples and lessons learned about child protection system strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa and suggest a way forward.

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