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Minimum Standards on Comprehensive Services for Children and Young People in the East African Community

The Minimum Standards (MSCS) have been developed to guide the implementation of the EAC Child Policy (2016). The role of the MSCS is to ensure a coordinated approach to service delivery, in particular at the community level, for all children and young people to strengthen their resilience and...

Community-based Alternative Care as a Strategy for Protecting Burundian Refugee Girls and Boys: A case study from Mahama camp, Rwanda

Following the assessment of national alternative care models in both Burundi and Rwanda, a camp-based system was designed to support the influx of vulnerable children without parental care in Mahama camp. A local refugee workforce established and trained to implement community-based child...

Violence Against Children and Care in Africa: A discussion paper

Violence against children is prevalent in Africa, including in family and alternative care settings. Addressing the problem requires several strategies, including investing in a skilled and well-resourced social service workforce.

Ending Violence in Childhood

A total of 75% of the world's children have experienced some form of violence. This report makes recommendations for addressing the issue through local action to promote child rights and prevent violence.

Community Engagement to Strengthen Social Cohesion and Child Protection in Chad and Burundi: “Bottom up” participatory monitoring, planning and action

This report discusses how child protection can contribute to social cohesion and peace building through various means.

Resourcing Resilience: The case for social protection for adherence and HIV-related outcomes in children and adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa

This powerful call to action summarizes and references strong evidence that early childhood is the basis of the future for individuals and for national development. The paper calls investors to recognize the multi-dimensionality of children’s wellbeing by funding holistic packages for young...

Who Cares for Children? A Descriptive Study of Care-Related Data Available Through Global Household Surveys and How These Could Be Better Mined to Inform Policies and Services to Strengthen Family Care

This paper argues that better use and mining of existing national household surveys has great potential to inform child protection policy and programming, resulting in increased awareness of this information among child protection practitioners.

Expanding World Vision's Impact Through Community Health Workers

In 2015, a global census of community health workers (CHWs) was conducted by World Vision International to assist in developing CHW technical capacity statements, grant proposals, and fundraising and marketing resources, as well as to assist in internal monitoring and reporting on our global...

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

Entered into in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) helped to set ambitious targets around the world and re-shaped decision making by developing and developed nations. Yet, there is still more work to be done, and the new Sustainable Development Goals aim to build upon the goals and...

12 Approaches for Engaging with Children who have Suffered Sexual Abuse

This paper summarizes 12 reports documenting approaches appropriate for work with children who have experienced sexual abuse. The report covers specific practices as well as methods and approaches for working with the families of these children and the implications of different legal and policy...

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