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Ramya Subrahmanian

Chief, Child Rights and Protection

Ramya is Chief of Child Rights and Protection at UNICEF-Innocenti. She is an international social policy analyst with extensive experience in research, policy advocacy, training and teaching. Previously she was Executive Director of Know Violence in Childhood, and, prior to that, she was social policy specialist at UNICEF India where she led research, policy analysis and advocacy in the areas of child-sensitive social protection, equity and social inclusion, and gender equality. She has been a research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, where she conducted research on issues related to gender mainstreaming, women's rights, child labour and education, and on social policies for children in India. She also co-directed and taught the MA Programme in Gender and Development, and conducted evaluations and trainings for numerous international agencies. Dr Subrahmanian has a PhD in Development Studies and a MA in Gender and Development.
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The production of evidence on interventions for reducing violence against children (VAC) has steadily increased over the years. Yet, gaps exist that need to be addressed when it comes to research investment priorities and future studies. This brief summarizes the key findings from the Evidence and Gap Map (EGM) on interventions to reduce violence against children in low- and middle-income countries. All technical details can be reviewed in the main report.


Ashrita Saran; Ramya Subrahmanian; Howard White


Ending child labour in South Asia through access to quality education (15 Jun 2020)

UNICEF Innocenti is undertaking a DFID-funded research project on Evidence on Educational Strategies to Address Child Labour in South Asia. ...

Caring in the time of COVID-19: Gender, unpaid care work and social protection (27 Apr 2020)

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has highlighted the critical role of care work, particularly in times of crisis. While this could offer an oppo ...


Violence against children

More than half the world’s children report having experienced some form of violence in a previous year. Combined with what we know about the negativ ...

Preventing the Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children

UNICEF Innocenti collaborated with the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, to reflect on the current state of play ...