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The effect of gender norms on the association between violence and hope among girls in the DRC

February 6, 2017

Girls at early stages of adolescence are vulnerable to violence victimization in humanitarian contexts, but few studies examine factors that affect girls’ hope in these settings. Lindsay Stark, director of the CPC Learning Network, Khudejha Asghar, CPC senior research associate, Sarah Meyer, CPC faculty affiliate, Kathryn Falb, technical advisor at the IRC, and colleagues… View Article

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Violence against Women and Girls, and HIV report on a high-level consultation on the evidence and implication

December 5, 2016

There is growing evidence that violence in all of its forms – physical, sexual and verbal – potentiates susceptibility to HIV and disease progression among women and girls. Violence and trauma can lead to lower CD4 counts, higher viral loads and lower adherence to prevention and treatment. This document provides the evidence and illustrates potential… View Article

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Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Resource Guide

November 21, 2016

The Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Resource Guide provides a comprehensive, accessible overview of the issue of child marriage (including prevalence, drivers, trends, and solutions), a synopsis of USAID’s work in this area, and tools for integrating child-marriage prevention into existing USAID programs and projects. The Guide includes important regional variations for programmatic considerations. A… View Article

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Twinning in the Best Interest of Children: Promoting Family Life, not Orphanages

November 14, 2016

This publication is aimed at US-based churches to educate on the harm in supporting orphanges and guide churches on the best practices in supporting vulnerable children.

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Cash for Care: Making Social Protection Work for Children’s Care and Wellbeing

September 12, 2016

Social protection is recognized as a best practice, but how can it be implemented in a way that is best for children’s protection and wellbeing? This research includes results from qualitative studies in Ghana, Rwanda and South Africa to add to the body of knowledge on improving implementation strategies for social protection interventions.

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Visual Tool–INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

September 7, 2016

This visual tool accompanies the longer technical tool, INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children. In two brief pages, this resource visually shows the magnitude of the problem, the long-term consequences of violence against children and the seven strategies based on the INSPIRE acronym.

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INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

September 7, 2016

This resource is aimed toward all those charged with the protection of children–including government, civil society organizations, communities, private sector, and families. The title acronym stands for the seven strategies to prevent violence against children and adolescents: Implementation and enforcement of laws; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and caregiver support; Income and economic strengthening;… View Article

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Protection and resilience: A simple checklist for why, where and how, to coordinate HIV and child protection policy and programming

August 10, 2016

There is strong evidence of the cyclical relationship between HIV and violence and that achieving an AIDS-free generation will mean protecting children from violence, abuse and neglect. This short checklist provides practical guidance on how to link HIV and child protection policy and programming by suggesting actions for actors in both sides of programming (i.e.;… View Article

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Caregiver supportive policies to improve child outcomes in the wake of the HIV/AIDS epidemic: an analysis of the gap between what is needed and what is available in 25 high prevalence countries

August 4, 2016

As the epidemic grew and the challenge of caring for children affected by HIV also grew, caring for these children within the context of family and community also emerged as the best way to meet the needs of vulnerable children. This paper explores the types of social policies that would facilitate families meeting these needs… View Article

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Exploring the potential of a family-based prevention intervention to reduce alcohol use and violence within HIV-affected families in Rwanda

August 4, 2016

Harmful alcohol use, intimate partner violence and family conflict create a dysfunctional family environment which can have detrimental effects on children. Each of these behaviors can be deeply entrenched and difficult to change; this study looked at the potential of a family-based intervention to reduce these behaviors. The article describes the intervention and analysis for… View Article

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