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Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Girls and Women

Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Girls and Women

By Prerna Banati, Elena Camilletti
14 Mar 2019
On March 12th 2019, UNICEF will co-host a side event to the sixty-third Commission on the Status of Women, together with the UK’s Department for International Development and GAGE Consortium managed by ODI, to share evi ...
Child’s Play: A Journey into The Jungle Shines a Light on the Lives of Migrant Children

Child’s Play: A Journey into The Jungle Shines a Light on the Lives of Migrant Children

By Kathleen Sullivan
05 Mar 2019
The lights dimmed and the theatre hushed. Spotlights swirled in the dark from one person popping up out of the darkness to the next as a late-night emergency meeting of refugees unfolded in front of us. I was at the Playhouse Theatre in London and then I was transported ...
Five questions with Dr. Fidelia Dake on researching on impacts of cash transfers in Africa

Five questions with Dr. Fidelia Dake on researching on impacts of cash transfers in Africa

By Amber Peterman
30 Nov 2018
Fidelia Dake is a Lecturer at the Regional Institute for Population Studies at the University of Ghana, and recently completed a research fellowship in UNICEF Innocenti with the Transfer Project. UNICEF Innocenti’s Amber Peterman sits down with Fidelia to chat about her fel ...
Reflecting on research at UNICEF Innocenti: 3 numbers that show the value of research on social protection

Reflecting on research at UNICEF Innocenti: 3 numbers that show the value of research on social protection

By Jose Cuesta
23 Nov 2018
When I am asked why I do research, what difference it makes, and especially in an institution, like Unicef, that does rather than thinks, my answer is 1.68. This number has contributed to change the lives of many children and youngsters in Venezuela ...
School bullying harms everyone, not just the victims

School bullying harms everyone, not just the victims

By Yekaterina Chzhen
12 Nov 2018
It is no surprise that children who are bullied do worse in academic tests. However, after  re-analyzing children’s reading test data for 30 school systems in some of the world’s richest countries, we found that an environment of bullying drags everyone’s a ...
Three windows of opportunity - Using science to inform programming for adolescents and young people

Three windows of opportunity - Using science to inform programming for adolescents and young people

By Prerna Banati, Elena Camilletti
03 Oct 2018
Recent scientific discoveries and studies demonstrate that adolescence is a critical or sensitive period, a time in life during which adverse events and exposures can have great impact. Scientific advances can provide actionable insights into windows of opportunity during which p ...
What we know and what we don't know about youth gangs in Latin America

What we know and what we don't know about youth gangs in Latin America

By Cirenia Chavez
27 Sep 2018
Gang violence in Latin America has become one of the central security concerns in some countries of the region, including the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central America and more recently, Mexico. Gang members tend to join these identity-shaping groups during early adol ...
Mind the gender gap: How can a gender-norm lens improve social protection outcomes for adolescents?

Mind the gender gap: How can a gender-norm lens improve social protection outcomes for adolescents?

By Tia Palermo , Maja Gavrilovic
20 Sep 2018
Since adolescence is a highly vulnerable period of rapid physiological, biological, and psychological change, researchers and development partners are increasingly asking how social protection can facilitate safer transitions to adulthood, and what additional factors shape these ...

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