Resources search

For every child, a fair chance : the promise of equity

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF)
November 2015

Expand view

“UNICEF’s commitment to equity – giving a fair chance in life to every child, everywhere, especially the most disadvantaged – is built on the conviction that it is right in principle and evidence that it is right in practice. This report makes the case for closing persistent gaps in equity…” The report identifies a number of persistent gaps in equity for children, ranging from health to nutrition, to social inclusion. The report concludes by making recommendations to close gaps in equity worldwide as well as projecting progress in achieving equity by 2030

Community-based rehabilitation : CBR guidelines|Supplementary booklet

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
et al
2010

Expand view

"These community-based rehabilitation (CBR) guidelines are applicable to all disability groups. However, the need was identified for a supplementary booklet to highlight a number of issues which CBR programmes have historically overlooked, i.e. mental health problems, HIV/AIDS, leprosy and humanitarian crises...CBR is a strategy for community-based inclusive development which takes into account the principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, e.g. non-discrimination and the need to include all people with disabilities in development initiatives. Therefore, it is important that CBR programmes take steps to address issues which they have traditionally excluded, such as mental health problems, HIV/AIDS, leprosy and humanitarian crises. While these four issues have been chosen for inclusion in this booklet, CBR programmes are encouraged to think broadly about other issues (e.g. CBR and children, CBR and ageing) that are particularly relevant in their communities and which may be included in future editions of the guidelines"

Children and the millennium development goals : progress towards a world fit for children

BAN KI-MOON
December 2007

Expand view

This is an adaptation of the Secretary-General’s report, ‘Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on children’ of 15 August 2007. It contains updated data and presents information from 121 country and territory reports. New information and analysis on how far the world has come in addressing the goals set out in the 27th Special Session of the General Assembly in 2002 is presented in the following chapters: - What have we done for children? - Promoting healthy lives. - Providing quality education. - Protecting against abuse, exploitation and violence. - Combating HIV and AIDS

The UN study on violence against children

PINHEIRO, Paulo Sérgio
August 2006

Expand view

This study provides an understanding of the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of different forms of violence against children (physical, psychological, and sexual), taking into account five main settings in which violence takes place - the family, schools, care and residential institutions as well as detention facilities and prisons, in work situations, and in communities and on the streets. A range of cross cutting issues are featured including trafficking and exploitation, refugees, separated and internally displaced children, and children affected by HIV

Protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual violence in disaster and emergency situations

DELANEY, Stephanie
March 2006

Expand view

"This manual, as the title suggests, is about how to protect children from sexual violence and sexual exploitation, specifically in disaster and emergency situations. It is not intended to be an academic report but instead is a practical guide that we hope will be of use to people working directly in the field. The aim is to provide fundamental information to assist personnel working in emergency situations in responding to protect children, in terms of what can be done before disaster strikes (which might be called ‘mitigation’ efforts), in the immediate aftermath (the ‘response’) and in the longer term reconstruction phase (sometimes called the ‘recovery’). We have also included recommended actions and key considerations to be taken into account in the event of sexual violence or sexual exploitation"

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

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
2006

Expand view

"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"

Children and adults with disabilities

Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (SIDA)
Ed
December 2005

Expand view

This position paper concerns the processes for mainstreaming disability in development cooperation. Specifically, it is concerned with the ways in which SIDA can ensure that disabled people are active participants in development work and decision-making processes. The paper includes strategic areas for including persons with disabilities in SIDA's policies and programmes (on education, HIV and AIDS, poverty reduction, etc) along with a range of useful resources on global disability rights and websites on disability issues. This paper would be useful to anyone with an interest in mainstreaming disability in development cooperation, and in particular, to policy-makers, NGOs, and disabled people's organisations

Reproductive health outlook

PROGRAM FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH (PATH)
2004

Expand view

Provides summaries of research findings, programme experience and clinical guidelines related to key reproductive health topics, as well as analyses of policy and programme implications. Reproductive Health Outlook is designed for reproductive health programme managers and decision makers working in developing countries and low-resource settings

Abstinence and delayed sexual initiation

RULAND, Claudia Daileader
September 2003

Expand view

Promoting abstinence is an important strategy that can help delay sexual activity, but complementary messages are needed for those who are sexually active. Policy-makers and adults can contribute to delaying early sexual debut in youth by making the reduction of coercive sex a priority. Abstinence messages need to be an integral part of HIV/STI/pregnancy prevention programmes worldwide. However, not all youth are sexually abstinent and a comprehensive approach is needed, with education about using condoms for protection against unwanted pregnancy and HIV/STIs, as well as reducing the number of sexual partners

World health report 2003 : shaping the future

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2003

Expand view

This report argues that real progress in health depends on strengthening health systems, centred on the principles of primary health care. This requires effective use of existing knowledge and technologies and innovation to create new health tools, along with appropriate structures and strategies to apply them. Success will need new forms of cooperation between international health agencies, national health leaders, health workers and communities, and other relevant sectors. Chapter 1 of the report looks at the current state of global health, highlighting the gap between the poor and better-off everywhere. Chapter 2 reflects on the slow progress towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals. Chapter 3 looks at the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and demonstrates why HIV/AIDS control needs to drive the agenda for the global health community. Chapter 4 looks at the steps needed to achieve polio eradication within the next few years, and chapter 5 concentrates on the lessons learned from the SARS outbreak. The theme of chapter 6 is the the overlap between communicable and non-communicable diseases and injuries occurring throughout the developing world, leading to a crisis of priorities for health systems. The concluding chapter returns to the statement that stronger health systems are necessary, and that strengthening health systems should be based on the principles and practices of primary health care

World Youth Report 2003 : report of the Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS. Commission for Social Development
December 2002

Expand view

Official UN report, divided into two sections: (i) highlights of the current global situation of youth -- includes priority areas and new concerns; (ii) evaluation of the fourth session of the World Youth Forum

Global Fund update for NGOs and civil society

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS (ICASO)
June 2002

Expand view

An update of the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, designed to keep NGOs and civil society abreast of Fund's grant-giving trends, issues and statistics. It summarises the results of the first round of funding, and provides information about the second; presents articles on the experiences of NGOs with Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs); and provides a report on the contrubtions made to the Global Fund, and the need to increase these

Update on the UNGASS declaration of committment on HIV/AIDS

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS (ICASO)
June 2002

Expand view

from the introduction: 'This Update contains information on how the Declaration [of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, adopted by the UN in June 2001] has been promoted by NGOs at the local and national level; by the central and regional secretariats of ICASO; and by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).' Describes a proposal to appoint UN Special Envoys to promote the declaration and reports on the development of indicators to aid the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Declaration

Facts for life

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
2002

Expand view

A comprehensive guide aiming to provide parents and other caregivers with the information they need to save and improve children's lives. Presents information in non-technical language so it can be understood and acted upon easily by people who do not have a scientific background. Though mostly about the diseases, infections and other factors that can slow or hinder children's growth and development, it also includes a section on 'child development and early learning' which describes what children need to develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually

Facts for life

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
2002

Expand view

This book aims to put lifesaving knowledge about children‘s health into the hands of those who need it most: parents, caregivers, health workers, government officials, journalists and teachers. This edition has updated information on safe motherhood, early childhood development, nutrition, HIV/AIDS and other major causes of childhood illnesses and death. In simple language, it emphasises practical, effective, low-cost ways of protecting children‘s lives and promoting their development

The essential handbook. Radio and HIV/AIDS : making a difference : a guide for radio practitioners, health workers and donors

ADAM, Gordon
HARFORD, Nicola
1999

Expand view

Part of the UNAIDS best practice collection, this publication outlines an inexpensive communications methodology for media and HIV/AIDS workers. It is illustrated with examples of successful HIV/AIDS radio programming from all over the world. Includes sections on planning, researching, designing and producing radio programming, with a participatory emphasis

Community dermatology|an international journal for community skin health

Expand view

Supported by some of the UK's leading skin specialists, Community Dermatology seeks to provide health workers with up-to-date and relevant information on the diagnosis and treatment of skin disease, and the general promotion of skin health within their communities. This publication has many photographs and other illustrations to aid health workers in diagnosis and treatment.
Publication has ceased but a partial archive is available online

AIDS action

Expand view

Aimed at all health workers, AIDS Action provides practical information on a wide range of international HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) care and prevention issues. Including case studies and resource lists, and covering a particular theme with each issue.
This newsletter was produced by Healthlink Worldwide between 1987 and 2001. Regional editions of AIDS action are still produced by Healthlink Worldwide's partner organisations:
HAIN (English for Asia-Pacific), Website: http://www.hain.org
SAFAIDS, Southern Africa Aids Action. http://www.safaids.org.zw/viewpublications.cfm?linkid=12
Calandria, Accion en Sida. http://www.accionensida.org.pe/
ABIA, Brazil. http://www.abiaids.org.br/cgi/public/cgilua.exe/web/templates/htm/_abia/home.htm?user=reader
Quarterly. Note: ceased publication in 2001

Pages

E-bulletin

Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion

Subscribe to updates