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Removing barriers - The path towards inclusive access. Disability assessment among Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. Jordan report

ASAI, Yahoko
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July 2018

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Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and iMMAP conducted a study concerning with the lack of disability data in the Syria crisis context,  which aimed to:

  • Provide statistically reliable prevalence of disability as well as disability disaggregated data indicators on access to services.
  • Increase understanding of the situation of Syrian refugees with disabilities and their households, compared to their peers without disabilities, in relation to the access to services including education, and key barriers experienced in accessing these services.
  • Recommend inclusive actions to be prioritized by humanitarian actors.

The study conducted a literature review, quantitative data collection as well as qualitative data collection. Quantitative data was collected from 6,381 persons of randomly sampled 1,159 households in Azraq and Zaatari camps and Irbid between October 2017 and January 2018. Twenty-five Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and 3 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) were also conducted between November 2017 and January 2018 to elicit deeper insights on the educational situation of children with and without disabilities

Children and armed conflict : a guide to international humanitarian and human rights law

LANDRY, Guillaume

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This guide offers a full understanding of the current challenges faced by children in armed conflict and the international law, norms and developments that apply to children in these situations. It is divided into two sections: the first gives sets out the background context of the situation; and the second section looks at particular issue faced by children affected by armed conflict and the international law and other developments that attempt to address these issues. The conclusion of the guide, examines the extent of the application of international law and standards, according to the experience of children and young people from Colombia and northern Uganda. There are also a number of annexes designed to further assist practitioners in their analysis, advocacy efforts, provision of care and practice

Child labour, education and health : a review of the literature


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This paper reviews the rapidly-expanding literature on the relationships between child labour, education and health. With the renewed interest in child labour as an economic and social problem during the 1990s, researchers have attempted to assess its linkages to the core elements of human capital, hoping to solve continuing riddles in development policy and improve the quality of life for the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged inhabitants. The paper concludes that much work remains to be done to link specific outcomes to particular types of work, at particular intensities, for children of particular ages, gender and socioeconomic circumstances

Literature review : children's non-schooling activities and their impact on children's health, education and well-being

January 2007

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This literature review focuses on how children’s non-school activities (both economic and non-economic) affect their education, health and well-being. The specific purpose of the review is to: (i) consolidate the various empirical findings on the subject, and (ii) identify gaps in the knowledge on the linkages

The state of the world's children 2007. Women and children : the double dividend of gender equality


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"The State of the World’s Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward, and shows how investment in women’s rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children"

Child labour, gender inequality and rural/urban disparities : how can Ethiopia’s national development strategies be revised to address negative spill-over impacts on child education and wellbeing?

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This paper is based on a study which sought to understand the impact on child labour and child schooling of public policy interventions formulated within the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP), and how changes are mediated through gender and rural/urban differences

Child labour : a textbook for university students


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Contents: Introduction; Chapter 1. What is child labour? Chapter 2. The worst forms of child labour 3. Causes of child labour 4. Education and child labour 5. Girls and child labour 6. Researching child labour 7. Actions of governments and international organizations 8. Actions of employers' organizations, trade unions, non-governmental organizations, and children 9. "What can I do?"; Conclusion

Action kit


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An advocacy pack containing a set of coordinated materials for advocacy around child labour. The kit consists of: posters to raise awareness among the public; postcards for the public to send to policymakers or government representatives; 'parliamentary alert' for policymakers; 'media alert' for newspapers, magazines, radio or tv stations; background information on the issue for legislators and journalists, or for re-packaging into websites or newsletters; a full 'report', to educate on the issue; and a 'response form' to inform Earth Action of advocacy activities. A useful example of ready-made advocacy material

What works? Promoting the rights of disabled children : guidelines for action


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The human rights of disabled children are violated in many ways. These guidelines lay out how they are excluded, abused and neglected. The first part of the publication looks at the stories of disabled children themselves. The second part explains how an effective framework can be developed, how the role of civil society can be strengthened and how the needs of children can be met. The guidelines are useful for disabled peoples' organisations, advocacy organisations and disability non-governmental organisations

Hooked on tobacco

February 2002

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A report into the plight of tobacco farmers in Brazil. The report finds that British American Tobacco's (BAT) power is disadvantaging contract famers in Brazil. It raises serious concerns about the health and safety of farmers and their families, especially in relation to their exposure to pesticides. It also looks at the exploitative relationship between the farmers and BAT's subsidiary in Brazil



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Edge is a poster format magazine produced for schools. There are posters on war, child poverty, education, health and child labour. The posters are aimed at 9 - 14 year olds. The posters can be downloaded from the Save the Children UK website, and the magazine can be ordered from Save the Children UK

Orphans and other vulnerable children : what role for social protection?

LEVINE, Anthony
October 2001

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This report records the proceedings of the conference Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children: What Role for Social Protection? This two-day conference sought to promote awareness of the extent of the orphan and other vulnerable children crisis caused by HIV/AIDS, to provide practitioners with a forum to share best practices and other insights, and to probe the role of social protection in implementing a balanced response

We the children : meeting the promises of the World Summit for Children

September 2001

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The report assesses progress to date in meeting the commitments made to the children around the world at the 1990 World Summit for Children. It also includes best practices and lessons learned, obstacles to progress, and a plan of action for building a world fit for children. It will be particularly useful to policy-makers, researchers, journalists and students as a reference tool and as an example of the progress that can be achieved through goal-oriented development planning

Poverty and children : lessons of the 90s for least developed countries


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Children in the world’s 48 poorest nations remain among the most vulnerable in the world. This report demonstrates why investing in children is the key to reducing poverty and how even comparatively small amounts could turn the tide in favour of children in these countries. Substantive external debt relief for these highly indebted countries and sustained support from international donors are critical to achieving this progress

Creating space for children's participation : planning with street children in Yangon, Myanmar


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This paper is about a two-week empowerment evaluation that took place in April 2001 with World Vision's Street Children and Working Children Program (SWC), which is based in Yangon, Myanmar. The process allowed the children to be the primary evaluators. They spent time interviewing various stakeholders in the programme and analysed the information gathered. The evaluation described in this report was an experience that had a great impact on all involved. It brought about a fundamental shift in the way project staff viewed the children and, equally importantly, in the way the children viewed themselves

Report VI (1) child labour : targeting the intolerable, sixth item on the agenda


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This report chronicles the exploitation and abuse of working children; surveys international and national law and practice; and points the way toward effective practical action to remove children from debt bondage, prostitution and hazardous occupations and activities. It is accompanied by a questionnaire which seeks the views of governments, in consultation with employers' and workers' organisations, on the possible scope and content of proposed international legal instruments to combat the worst forms of child labour



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