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UIFF 2021 to take stock of dynamic forces shaping childhood
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UIFF 2021 to take stock of dynamic forces shaping childhood

(21 April 2021) Childhood is a universal theme that filmmakers return to, again and again, to connect audiences to memories of the forces that shape human lives in the earliest years. The aim of UIFF is to curate the best world cinema narratives of childhood, especially from younger artists, though submissions are accepted from filmmakers of any age.
UIFF 2021 to take stock of dynamic forces shaping childhood
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UIFF 2021 to take stock of dynamic forces shaping childhood

(21 April 2021) Childhood is a universal theme that filmmakers return to, again and again, to connect audiences to memories of the forces that shape human lives in the earliest years. The aim of UIFF is to curate the best world cinema narratives of childhood, especially from younger artists, though submissions are accepted from filmmakers of any age.
UNICEF Innocenti 2020 Annual Report
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UNICEF Innocenti 2020 Annual Report

(31 May 2021) The COVID-19 pandemic dominated the landscape for UNICEF Innocenti’s work in 2020, bringing both opportunities and disruptions. The pandemic has underscored the power of utilizing research and evidence in addressing crisis and uncertainty, and in finding solutions to tough global challenges. Opportunities emerged in the shape of a Rapid Research Response to assess the pandemic’s impact on children, utilizing evidence syntheses, rapid assessment tools and agile communication modalities. In turn, thousands of users were empowered to gain access to UNICEF Innocenti’s research, knowledge management, ethical advice and convening power.
Children’s voices critical for effective migration response
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Children’s voices critical for effective migration response

(13 April 2021) A new study highlights the importance of reframing the experience of children and young people based on their own motivations and lived experiences in order to adequately protect their rights. UNICEF Innocenti’s new report Reimagining Migration Responses: Learning from children and young people who move in the Horn of Africa captures the experiences of 1,290 migrant children and young people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan in an effort to paint a more accurate picture of migration in the region.
Research agenda on intersections of violence against children and violence against women
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Research agenda on intersections of violence against children and violence against women

(8 April 2021) There is growing global recognition of the intersections between violence against women and violence against children. There is currently insufficient interaction between these fields, and evidence on interventions to address these linkages is limited. It is vital to identify knowledge/evidence gaps to address the intersections of these two forms of violence in order to strengthen prevention and response programming to achieve the best outcomes for both women and children.
COVID and Children Research Library an invaluable resource
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COVID and Children Research Library an invaluable resource

(FLORENCE, 9 NOV 2020) The UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti has produced the Children and COVID-19 Research Library to highlight the available global scientific research and evidence on children and the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 & Children: Rapid Research Response
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COVID-19 & Children: Rapid Research Response

UNICEF Innocenti is mobilizing a rapid research response in line with UNICEF’s global response to the COVID-19 crisis. The initiatives we’ve begun will provide the broad range of evidence needed to inform our work to scale up rapid assessment, develop urgent mitigating strategies in programming and advocacy, and preparation of interventions to respond to the medium and longer-term consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. The research projects cover a rapid review of evidence, education analysis, and social and economic policies.
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Learning at a Distance: Children’s remote learning experiences in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Learning at a Distance: Children’s remote learning experiences in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic

This report explores children’s and parents’ experiences of remote learning during the lockdown in Italy. It explores how children's access and use of digital technologies changed during the pandemic; highlights how existing inequalities might undermine remote learning opportunities, even among those with internet access; and provides insights on how to support children’s remote learning in the future.
Discover the Best of UNICEF Research and Evaluation 2020
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Discover the Best of UNICEF Research and Evaluation 2020

(15 December 2020) Evidence and objective assessment are needed more than ever to help enhance the rights and well-being of the world’s children. Researching the changing world around us and evaluating progress are critical to reimagining a better future for children everywhere. In recognition of this, the Best of UNICEF Research and Evaluation 2020 celebrates and showcases innovative and influential research and evaluations from UNICEF offices around the world.
Beyond Masks Societal impacts of COVID-19 and accelerated solutions for children and adolescents
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Beyond Masks Societal impacts of COVID-19 and accelerated solutions for children and adolescents

All children are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, often in multiple ways. The COVID-19 pandemic is a universal crisis that has been devastating for children, families and communities, and shows no signs of abating as 2021 approaches. Ex­amining the available evidence to understand the poten­tial and actual societal effects on children and identifying viable evidence-based solutions are critical pathways to inform timely policy and programmatic responses.
Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19. Social protection in high-income countries
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Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19. Social protection in high-income countries

(9 December 2020) COVID-19 constitutes the greatest crisis that high-income countries have seen in many generations. While many high-income countries experienced the global financial crisis of 2007–2008, or have had national recessions, the COVID-19 pandemic is much more than that. COVID-19 is a social and economic crisis, sparked by a protracted health crisis.