Child Protection Documents

From the latest INEE newsletter:

[DOCUMENTS] Child Protection Documents

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What is next for the child rights and child protection movements?  In this edition of the CPC newsletter, we are proud to launch a series of reports.  Taken together, these documents take stock of the global landscapes of child rights and child protection and prompt us to challenge our traditional ways of operating.

If these documents inspire and challenge you, and we hope that they will, please reach out to let us know how you might be keen to get engaged.

Among the many resources we are sharing below, we are especially excited to highlight the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Protection’s advocacy brief, which calls for urgent action to rapidly reunify separated children with their families and to end detention at US borders.

Learn more here.

Radwan: “My school said ‘We don’t want wheelchairs any more’” — World Education Blog

Almost every country around the world has ratified the right to education, but yet many schools either refuse to enrol children with disabilities or are ill-equipped to cope with their needs. A recent report by Human Rights Watch which looked at Lebanon is a case in point where, as in many other countries, children either […]

via Radwan: “My school said ‘We don’t want wheelchairs any more’” — World Education Blog

Promising Practice: government schools in Vietnam

Having worked with the Ministry of Education in Vietnam for a number of years, I am pleased to see the progress made in education in Vietnam:

[LAUNCH] Promising Practice: government schools in Vietnam

Education Development Trust4 July 2018, 4pm – 6pm (CEST)
IIEP-UNESCO, Auditorium (and available online via livestream)

Vietnam’s government schools have garnered a great deal of global attention since its strong performance in both the 2012 and 2015 PISA student tests. In light of this, Education Development Trust partnered with the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences to unearth the factors associated with this success. They are delighted to share the findings of this investigation in their new report: Promising practice: government schools in Vietnam.

Please join us – in Paris at IIEP-UNESCO or online – for the report’s launch on 4 July 2018. The presentation will cover five features of the Vietnamese school system that have contributed to its strong results. We invite you to RSVP here to attend in Paris or to receive a reminder and link to watch the webcast. The report will made available prior to the event.

Learn more here.

Psychosocial Support

From the INEE newsletter

Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support

We are pleased to share with you a new INEE Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support. This Guidance Note is available for download in English in the INEE Resource Database. Translations of the Guidance Note have been completed in Arabic, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. INEE is in the process of designing the Arabic version (anticipated July/August 2018), and is looking for support to design the other language versions.

The purpose of the INEE Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support is to clarify the importance of supporting the psychosocial wellbeing of children and youth, and to offer specific strategies for how to incorporate psychosocial support (PSS) into education responses. This resource addresses a gap in the tools that are currently available to educators and professionals operating in emergency and crisis contexts, providing PSS guidance that is specifically oriented to the education sector.

This Guidance Note was conceptualized by the INEE Standards and Practice Working Group and the INEE Education Policy Working Group, and written by Zahirah McNatt, Dr. Neil Boothby, Dr. Mike Wessells, and Rita Lo of the Columbia Group for Children in Adversity (CGCA). Additional writing and technical research was provided by Jo Kelcey (NYU Steinhardt). A Reference Group of INEE Working Group members and external mental health, child protection, education, and psychosocial support experts reviewed drafts of the guidance.