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Gender based violence and Violence against children resources

September 1, 2017

A new set of resources has been developed by AIDSFree to help health care providers and social welfare officers deliver effective gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) prevention and response services. This ten-part collection contains essential guides, training modules, job aids, and more on subjects ranging from effective communication with survivors to using… View Article

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Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Report

August 7, 2017

In order to inspire greater commitments towards ending child marriage, this study demonstrates the negative impacts of the practice and their associated economic costs. The study looks at five domains of impacts: (i) fertility and population growth; (ii) health, nutrition, and violence; (iii) educational attainment and learning; (iv) labor force participation and earnings; and (v)… View Article

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Knowledge for Children in Africa: 2017 Publications Catalogue

August 7, 2017

The 2017 catalogue features 287 reports and studies that UNICEF and its partners are generating on the situation of children and young people on the continent. The publications cover a wide range of topics, which are organized in the catalogue under regional and thematic categories. The categories most relevant to the OVCsupport.org community include the… View Article

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Girl child marriage as a risk factor for early childhood development and stunting

June 15, 2017

There are cultural and economic issues contributing to child marriage and this research contributes to an arsenal of evidence needed to make the cultural shifts and policy changes against child marriage. This paper quantitatively examines the intergenerational effects of girl child marriage, or the developmental and health outcomes of children born to women who marry… View Article

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“She Cannot Just Sit Around Waiting to Turn Twenty” Understanding Why Child Marriage Persists in Kenya and Zambia

April 20, 2017

Through an in-depth qualitative research approach in Kenya and Zambia, the International Center for Research on Women endeavored to 1) explore and document the contextual factors that both promote and prevent child marriage; and 2) understand the process by which adolescent girls get married. Interviews revealed that parents and community members are opposed to child… View Article

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Savings Account

April 4, 2017

Through the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP), the Population Council and partners implemented a social, health, and economic asset-building program for over 10,000 vulnerable adolescent girls aged 10–19 years in Zambia. This learning brief focuses specifically on the third intervention of the AGEP program: a savings account designed to be specifically girl-friendly. The brief describes… View Article

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Research and Evaluation Midterm Technical Report

April 4, 2017

Adolescent girls are particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy, and HIV. The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme (AGEP) is a six-year randomized controlled trial that set out to measure the effect of a social, health, and economic assets program on the health and education outcomes of vulnerable adolescent girls in rural and urban sites across… View Article

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Sexual Behavior among Orphaned Adolescents in Western Kenya: A Comparison of Institutional- and Family-Based Care Settings

March 17, 2017

The OSCAR project (Orphaned and Separated Children’s Assessment Related to the their Health and Well-Being) is a longitudinal cohort evaluating the effects of living in different care environments on the physical and mental health outcomes of orphaned and separated children aged 10-18 years. Baseline data from OSCAR of a cohort of 1,365 orphaned adolescents aged… View Article

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Child violence experiences in institutionalised/ orphanage care

March 2, 2017

A special issue of the Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine, featuring 15 papers was commissioned by Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative. This study looked at experiences of violence within institutions by doing a review of existing studies. Eight studies were found on prevalence of abuse in institutions, three studies on interventions… View Article

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The prevention of violence in childhood through parenting programmes: a global review

March 2, 2017

A special issue of the Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine, featuring 15 papers was commissioned by Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative. This article is a review of 20 systematic reviews and 8 comprehensive reviews to examine the evidence on the role of parenting programs in reducing childhood violence and maltreatment in… View Article

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