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Responding to Screen Time Concerns: A Children’s Rights Approach

Responding to Screen Time Concerns: A Children’s Rights Approach

By Daniel Kardefelt Winther
17 Apr 2019
Over the past decade there has been escalating concern that the time children spend using digital technology might be harmful. Calls have been made to protect children by restricting the amount of time they spend in front of digital screens. But recently there has been a cha ...
Getting the ‘Development’ Right in Sport for Development

Getting the ‘Development’ Right in Sport for Development

By Juliana Zapata
06 Apr 2019
Getting the ‘development’ right in sport for development (S4D) means that on the pitch, disabilities are dissolved into strengths. It means that traditional ‘no girls allowed’ attitudes are torn away. It means that children’s voices are valued in bot ...
Are children equipped to navigate post-truth societies?

Are children equipped to navigate post-truth societies?

By Patrizia Faustini
01 Apr 2019
In 2014 the World Economic Forum called the rapid spread of misinformation online one of the ten most critical issues for our societies.A 2016 Stanford study of 7,800 student responses from middle school to college highlighted discomforting results. Researchers found that student ...
Do countries have fiscal space for universal child grants?

Do countries have fiscal space for universal child grants?

By Frank Otchere
22 Mar 2019
It is a known fact that in nearly every country, children are more likely to live in (monetary) poverty than adults (19% versus 9% respectively in 2018). This has immediate effects on the well-being of children, their development prospects and consequently their adult life. Cash ...
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 ...

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