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Elena Camilletti


Elena Camilletti supports the Office of Research – Innocenti’s work on adolescence and gender. She conducts research on adolescent girls and unpaid care and domestic work, gender norms, legal and policy frameworks for adolescent well-being, mental health and sexual reproductive health, and cost analyses in low- and middle-income countries. Before joining the Office of Research – Innocenti, she worked for the ILO, the Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre, Oxford Policy Management Ltd and UNRISD. Elena holds a Master of Science in Emerging Economies and Inclusive Development from King’s College London and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs from the University of Bologna.
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A first roundtable to explore the issues regarding care work and children was hosted in Florence by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti from 6 to 7 December 2016. Unpaid care and domestic work have often been neglected in both research and policymaking, being viewed as lying within the domestic sphere of decisions and responsibilities, rather than as a public issue. However, over recent decades, researchers across a range of disciplines have strived to fill the evidence, data and research gaps by exploring the unpaid care and domestic work provided particularly by women within the household, and uncovering the entrenched social and gender norms and inequalities.


Prerna Banati; Elena Camilletti; Sarah Cook


Children’s Roles in Social Reproduction: reexamining the discourse on care through a child lens (2018)

Elena Camilletti, Prerna Banati, Sarah Cook
The Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development, (21) , pp. 33-48.


Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Girls and Women (14 Mar 2019)

On March 12th 2019, UNICEF will co-host a side event to the sixty-third Commission on the Status of Women, tog ...

Three windows of opportunity - Using science to inform programming for adolescents and young people (03 Oct 2018)

Recent scientific discoveries and studies demonstrate that adolescence is a critical or sensitive period, a time in life during which advers ...


Adolescent wellbeing

A four year programme on social and structural determinants of adolescent wellbeing in low and middle income countries.