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Reducing poverty while achieving gender equality: the potential of social protection

Reducing poverty while achieving gender equality: the potential of social protection

By Ramya Subrahmanian, Dominic Richardson
28 Jan 2020
The UNICEF Office of Research—Innocenti has launched a new four-year research programme called Gender-Responsive and Age-Sensitive Social Protection (GRASSP), funded by the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID), and other partners. The r ...
Are Cash Transfers in Latin America Gender-Sensitive?

Are Cash Transfers in Latin America Gender-Sensitive?

By Costanza Ginestra
14 Jan 2020
Even in countries where gender equality is a main driver in policy design, the division of childcare among parents is unequal. We need to ask some important questions: Are we doing enough to promote gender equality? How can social policies be better designed to close the gen ...
Can social protection be a driver of gender equality?

Can social protection be a driver of gender equality?

By Alessandra Ipince
14 Jan 2020
Social protection programmes have proven to be effective in fighting poverty in various dimensions, but the question remains as to how these same instruments can address other drivers of vulnerability, like gender inequality. Girls and women living in poverty face additional barr ...
The Time Is Now! Preventing Violence Against Women and Children Requires Quality Evidence.

The Time Is Now! Preventing Violence Against Women and Children Requires Quality Evidence.

By Amber Peterman, Alessandra Guedes, Lusajo Kajula
13 Jan 2020
Reflections from the world’s premier conference on ending violence against women and violence against children from the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2019
Research on humanitarian social protection is not only possible, but desperately needed

Research on humanitarian social protection is not only possible, but desperately needed

By Jose Cuesta, Jacobus de Hoop, Amber Peterman, Angie Lee, Tilman Brück, Ugo Gentilini
09 Dec 2019
Rigorous research in humanitarian emergencies is not only feasible but also necessary to determine what constitutes effective assistance in these settings. This column introduces a Special Issue of the Journal of Development Studies which demonstrates that research esta ...
Moving the Needle on Mental Health for Young People

Moving the Needle on Mental Health for Young People

By Chantelle Booysen
11 Nov 2019
In the last 50-60 years UNICEF, WHO & member states have worked tirelessly in reducing infant mortality rates and succeeding at it. In fact, one could go so far as to say that this is one of the major development-success stories of our time. ...
Time to ramp up psychosocial support for adolescents in crisis settings

Time to ramp up psychosocial support for adolescents in crisis settings

By Nicola Jones, Prerna Banati
11 Oct 2019
Globally, the increase in humanitarian crises, protracted conflicts, displacement, violence, terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters and climate change is putting children and adolescents at significant risk of mental and emotional ill-health.
Child mental health emerging from the shadows

Child mental health emerging from the shadows

By Sarah Crowe
10 Oct 2019
With suicide and self-harm now leading causes of death and injury among young people between 15 to 19 years, UNICEF and WHO are coming together for the first time at the Leading Minds for children conference to tackle the growing scale of mental health disorders among c ...

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