Category: Children and Youth

  • A Census of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Two South African Communities
    • This project focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.
  • A Census of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Two Zimbabwean Districts
    • This project focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.
  • A Census of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Two Villages in Botswana
    • In collaboration with several partner organizations, the project currently focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.
  • A Description Selected Interventions for the Care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe
    • As part of a funded project to develop and implement an intervention project focusing on orphans and vulnerable children, this research monograph documents the author's observations of existing interventions in three Southern African countries. It includes a SWOT analysis of the sites visited and an assessment of the outcomes of such interventions.
  • A Qualitative Assessment of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Two Zimbabwean Districts
    • In collaboration with several partner organizations, the project currently focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.
  • A Situational Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Four Districts of South Africa
    • In collaboration with several partner organizations, the project currently focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.
  • Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India
    • Describes the factors and issues that impact the understanding of sexual and reproductive rights of young people in India and highlights examples from initiatives and policies that have contributed to the current engagement with young people.
  • African Child Policy Forum
    • Works to put African children on the public agenda, and, to that end, exert pressure where the political will is absent and provide support where it exists. Conducts research on the problems confronting African children and the policy options for addressing them; works with child rights organisations and governments to develop and implement effective pro-child policies and programmes.
  • Being a Good Father and Husband
    • Articles on determining if you are ready to become a father, how to ensure the safety and health of your children and a course on stopping domestic abuse used by men.
  • Bringing Them Home
    • In 1997, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission released its report Bringing Them Home: National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. Following this, the Commission received extensive requests from teachers for information about the report. The resources on this site have been developed in response to this request. There are a variety of worksheets that can be used in either the classroom or in the community.
  • Child Rights Education Resource
    • All people – no matter their age, sex, colour, religion or where they live – have the same basic needs to live a healthy life. This educational resource will help primary students to understand the difference between rights and wants, learn the importance of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and consider the rights issues that children in Australian immigration detention centers faced prior to policy change.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    • Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. It features the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
  • Children to the Fore! A Training Handbook that Promotes Child Rights and Cultural Issues in the Face of HIV in Southern Africa
    • "Children to the Fore" is a four-day journey that examines the harsh impact of HIV and some cultural practices on children's rights, and then allows for the collective development of community solutions for environmental change. It is based on fact and accumulated knowledge and experience, and strengthened by a group of fictional characters who have confronted the reality of HIV at community level.
  • Globalization of Prurience: The Internet and the Degradation of Women and Children
    • This paper explores some key questions: How does the Web facilitate the production and dissemination of pornographic materials? How, and why, does pornography that depraves and corrupts unwary children, and exploits women, go untrammeled through the Web?
  • Guidelines on Child Protection
    • These Guidelines include an overview of child abuse issues and good practice procedures and recommendations. They explain that child protection is both a corporate and individual responsibility. Readers receive an in-depth explanation of child abuse and information on the practical steps to develop child protecting procedures and practices. Furthermore, these Guidelines give guidance on what to do in the event of a suspected case of abuse.
  • Human Rights Country Reports on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children
    • A collection of human rights country reports on trafficking in persons, especially women and children. Organized by region and country.
  • Juvenile Justice Administration in Nigeria: Philosophy and Practice
    • Analyzes the laws, processes and institutions for juvenile justice administration. Also investigates the experiences and perceptions of juvenile offenders and officials responsible for the administration of juvenile laws and management of juvenile custodial institutions.
  • Listening, Learning, Acting: Preventing and Responding to Violence against Children in Homes and Communities
    • This book will talk about sexual abuse, physical violence against children, humiliating and frightening verbal violence, exploitation and neglect – in homes and communities.This book is for child protection workers and staff in child rights organisations who are taking part in strengthening the national child protection systems.
  • MAGIC: Media Activities and Good Ideas by, with, and for Children
    • The MAGIC website is UNICEF's (United Nations Children's Fund) response to the Oslo Challenge of 1999, which called on media professionals, educators, governments, organizations, parents, children and young people themselves to recognize the enormous potential of media to make the world a better place for children.
  • Online Library
    • This is the online library collection of Save the Children and contains policy briefs, guides, teaching resources, and corporate documents about topics such as health, conflict, child protection, hunger, children's rights, poverty, and more.
  • Our Children, our Future: Zimbabwean Good Practices Responding to the Needs of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
    • The goal of the project is to scale up information generation and dissemination and thereby encourage the replication of Good Practices in the care and support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Zimbabwe.
  • Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect
    • Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.
  • Rights of the Child
    • This page contains links to United Nations' documents in many languages related to the human rights of children.
  • Supporting Adolescents and Youth
    • More than 1.5 billion people are between the ages of 10 and 25. This largest-ever generation of adolescents is approaching adulthood in a world their elders could not have imagined. Globalization, the AIDS pandemic, electronic communications and a changing climate have irrevocably shifted the landscape.
  • The African Child Speaks "Finding our Rights in the Time of HIV" - The Story of Rudo and Themba: Comic book
    • This comic book has been developed as part of a broader project to ensure that child rights are recognised and upheld within communities. In particular, it aims to enhance children’s confidence and understanding of their rights and responsibilities within their own cultural context and social norms.
  • The Anti-Trafficking Review
    • The Anti-Trafficking Review promotes a human rights based approach to anti-trafficking. The Review offers an outlet and space for dialogue between academics, practitioners, and advocates seeking to communicate new ideas and findings to those working for and with trafficked persons. The journal presents rigorously considered, peer reviewed material in clear English and is an open source, annual publication with a readership in 78 countries.
  • What Girls Need to Grow: Lessons for Social Change Philanthropy
    • This report gives direction on how girls can most benefit from funding programs promoting human rights
  • Young People in the Workplace
    • Young people in the workplace contains a series of activities and resources to help students explore the issues around workplace discrimination. The activities help students to draw comparisons between the dramatised workplace issues and their personal experiences by looking at how concepts of difference, discrimination and harassment may operate in their daily lives.