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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 Framework for the National Child Protection System for Kenya

The Framework for the Child Protection System for Kenya will deliver a more integrated approach to child protection and drive improvements across all systems and all jurisdictions. The framework also provides a mechanism for engaging partners, including; non-state actors, children, and the broader...

Violence Against Children in Georgia

This study is a stock-take of the Georgian general public’s knowledge, attitude, behaviors and practices toward the issue of violence against children. The study is quantitative and was administered to 3345 people across 3284 households randomly selected across the country.

United States Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity - A Framework for International Assistance- 2012–2017

Developed in coordination with seven U.S. Government departments and agencies — the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor, and State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Peace Corps— the goal of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity...

De-institutionalization Myth Buster

This publication gives an overview of the myths related to institutional care and deinstitutionalisation (DI) – the complex process of replacing a childcare system based on institutional care with a range of family-based alternatives for children and with services which prevent family breakdown.

Deinstitutionalisation and Quality Alternative Care – Lessons learned and the way forward

This paper aims to raise awareness on the perverse effects of institutionalization on children in the European context and calls for comprehensive system reforms, starting with a transition towards family and community-based care.

Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care

The Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care provide practical advice about how to make a sustained transition from institutional care to family-based and community-based alternatives for individuals currently living institutions and those living in...

Moving Forward: Implementing the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

This handbook has been created to take us even further along the road to embedding children’s rights in alternative care provision. It aims to support implementation of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children by making strong connections between national policy, direct practice and the...

The African Report on Child Wellbeing: Towards greater accountability to Africa’s children

The report aims to promote accountability to children and compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The report takes stock of what governments have been doing for children over the last five years or so, and undertakes...

Pathways to Change: 10 Theories to inform advocacy and policy change efforts

This brief updates the 2008 version of “Pathways to Change.” It maintains most of the content from the original piece and provides information on four additional theories. It continues to focus on theories most directly applicable to either understanding how policy change happens or how specific...