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Community-based approaches involve community members in decisions about interventions that will affect them.

 

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UNGEI Case Study Summary: The Role of Girls’ Education in Pendekezo Letu’s Interventions in Nairobi

Pendekezo Letu (PKL) works to strengthen the entire environment in which street girls exist: the legal system, community structures, schools, families and the girls themselves. Their programmes are based in […]

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Shifting the Field: Philanthropy’s role in strengthening child- and youth-led community rooted groups

In 2019, Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG) commissioned the exploratory study, ‘Philanthropy’s role in strengthening child- and youth-led community rooted groups.’ The objective of this study was to map current […]

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Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute

The Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute, hosted by the CPC Learning Network, is a multi-part series of conversations and resources for learning, information sharing and actionable next steps.  In this series of […]

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Acinonyx Cervidae Hircus: Child-led evaluation of the PPA programme in Cambodia

Plan International and the UK Department for International Development collaboratively developed the Building Skills for Life Programme through a Programme Partnership Agreement. This programme sought to empower adolescent girls and […]

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Catalytic Action

Catalytic Action is a charity that works to empower vulnerable children and their communities through participatory built interventions. They champion the co-production of dignified built environments where everyone can take […]

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DeCID

The DeCID project is a partnership between Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) at University College London and Catalytic Action. The project aims to develop a new approach for the participatory […]

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CLARISSA

CLARISSA is a programme co-developing, with stakeholders, innovative and context-appropriate ways to increase options for children to avoid engagement in hazardous, exploitative labour in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal. It is […]

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Child Hope

Child Hope UK was set up and supported by UNICEF and Save The Children (Sweden) in 1989. Today, all of their programme work is delivered through local partners. They work […]

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Girl Child Network

Girl Child Network is a community-based activist development organisation that seeks to promote the rights and empowerment of the girl child in the home, school and community. Girl Child Network […]

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Raising Voices

Based in Kampala, Uganda, Raising Voices aims to prevent violence against children and women. Through partnerships with more than 60 organisations spread throughout the Horn, East and Southern Africa, Raising […]

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United We Dream

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the USA. UWD empowers people to develop their leadership, their organising skills, and to develop their own campaigns to fight […]

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Tostan

Tostan is an international nonprofit headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. Tostan uses a three-year empowerment programme that puts rural communities in charge of their own futures. Communities set their own vision […]

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Search for Common Ground

SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG) is the largest dedicated peacebuilding organisation. Since 1982, SFCG has worked to end violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over […]

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Sauti ya Wanawake

Sauti Ya Wanawake – Pwani (The Voice of Women), popularly known as Sauti, started as a local women’s movement in Mombasa, Kenya in 2001. Sauti aims to create a safe […]

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Safe Community Youth Initiative

Safe Community Youth Initiative (SCYI) – formerly the Mtwapa Youth Association – is a non profit, non-partisan, CBO founded in 2004. Based in Kilifi, Kenya, SCYI has four main programmes: […]

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Otto Benecker Foundation

The Otto Benecker Foundation was founded in 1996 by young people in Mathare, the second largest informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. The foundation began as a girls’ football team that […]

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Peace Trust

Peace Trust is a non-partisan, non-political, secular and non-governmental organisation engaged in promoting eradication of child labour, welfare of migrant labour, protection of environment and awareness of health and hygiene. […]

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Neighbours Peace Initiative

Neighbours Peace Initiative is a Civil Society Organisation formed in 2007 and registered with the Ministry of Gender and Social Development in 2009. Initially it was formed to prevent and […]

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Mama Cash

Mama Cash was conceived around a kitchen table in Amsterdam in 1983. Since then, it has grown from a group of five feminist activists into an international fund that supports […]

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Lifting the Barriers

LIBA is a non-profit, non-sectarian, child-centred education development organisation whose vision is a world where all children live happier, healthier and fulfilling lives free from poverty, pain and ignorance. LIBA […]

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Kiota Womens Health and Development (KIWOHEDE)

Kiota Womens Health and Development (KIWOHEDE) is a non- government organisation which focuses on promoting reproductive health, children’s rights, development and advocacy. The organisation was founded in 1998 by health […]

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Just Like my Child

Since its inception in 2006, Just Like My Child Foundation (JLMC) has delivered healthcare services, education, microenterprise, social justice, leadership and empowerment programs to over 200,000 individuals—primarily women and children—in […]

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HIMD – Health Integrated Multisectoral Development

Health Integrated Multisectoral Services (HIMS) is a registered non-governmental organisation working on a charitable basis. HIMS campaigns to end FGM in pastoral communities in Tanzania and Eastern Africa. HIMS collaborates […]

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Fireflight Foundation

Firelight is a multi-donor public charity fund that raises money from foundations, individuals and institutions to support community-based organisations (CBOs) in eastern and southern Africa. Firelight believes in the power […]

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Eshet Children and Youth Development Organization

Eshet Children and Youth Development Organization (ECYDO) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation with a goal of improving the opportunities for children and young people. ECYDO cares about the social and […]

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Elimu Mwangaza

Elimu Mwangaza, Tanzania is dedicated to ending child abuse and violence and supporting vulnerable girls and boys to access quality education in Tanzania. Their aim is to raise awareness in […]

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CHADET

CHADET is a charitable organisation registered in Ethiopia that works for the protection and welfare of children found under difficult circumstances. The establishment of CHADET coincided with the period when […]

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Centre for Education in Health and Environment (CESESMA)

CESESMA, the Center for Educational Services in Health and the Environment, is an independent non-governmental organisation that works with children and adolescents in the coffee-growing zone of northern Nicaragua. Dependence […]

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Catholic Action for Street Children

Catholic Action for Street children (CAS) is a local Non Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 1992 to provide support to children living on the street of Accra, Ashaiman and Tema […]

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Aschiana Foundation

Aschiana (“nest” in Dari Farsi) was founded in 1995 by Engineer Yousef Mohamed to help children working on the streets in Kabul, Afghanistan. Aschiana Foundation invests in the education and […]

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Aridland

ADP is a Christian organization which started in 2004 with the aim of serving the poor and marginalised people in the Karamoja sub region of Uganda (Abim, Kotido, Kaabong, Napak, […]

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Accomodating Religious Identity in Youth Peace-Building Programs

This toolkit presents an overview of how youth programs across the globe accommodate religion, identifying positive outcomes and challenges from case studies in the field. The toolkit starts by examining […]

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A Handbook of Children and Young People’s Participation: Perspectives from Theory and Practice

A Handbook of Children and Young People’s Participation brings together key thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts across the globe to provide an authoritative overview of contemporary theory and practice […]

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Next Generation Accountability in Liberia: Learning About the Future

This research project tested whether new, youth-driven, creative approaches to accountability – which are being ‘incubated’ by the Accountability Lab – can add to the work of traditional civil society […]

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Growing Up in Cities Canada

In Growing up in Cities Canada, IICRD brought a focus to the importance of engaging young people in creating child and youth friendly communities and including them in the decision-making […]

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Inuka! Supporting Vulnerable Youth to Participate in Community Peace and Security Efforts in Coastal Kenya

Starting in 2016, Search for Common Ground partnered with three local civil society organizations, the Kenya Muslim Youth Alliance, the Kiunga Youth Bunge Initiative, and Muslims for Human Rights, to […]

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PEER

The PEER Project (Participation Experiences and Empowerment for Roma youth) involves partners in nine countries working with Roma children and young people aged from 8-18 to empower and build capacity […]

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Girl Power Project

Just Like My Child Foundation’s Girl Power Project is a transformational program targeting girls around the world as they enter the most vulnerable juncture of their lives: adolescence. This project […]

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Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu: GEC Kenya

Our Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu, Swahili for ‘let our girls succeed’, project is enabling 72,000 girls, currently in primary school, to complete their current phase of education, achieve improved learning outcomes and […]

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VoiceMore

VoiceMore is War Child’s youth advocates development programme which empowers young people affected by armed conflict to share their experiences and take action to combat issues impacting them. Groups discuss […]

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Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program (CEP)

Since the start of Tostan’s Community Engagement Programme (CEP), 7,200 communities in Western African in eight different countries have publicly declared to end female genital mutilation and child marriage. An […]

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Ready to Learn Programme

The Getting Ready to Learn (GRtL) programme seeks to support preschool education settings with DE-funded places to encourage and develop parental involvement in children’s early learning to ensure maximum parental […]

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Prevention of Risky Movement of Children in the Northern Ethiopia Corridor

Millions of children in Ethiopia are on the move or at risk of getting involved in risky movement. Running away from home, searching for a better chance of life elsewhere, […]

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Children’s Right2Food Campaign

The Children’s Right2Food Campaign is a nationwide initiative to ensure every child in the UK can access and afford good food, and was shaped by the findings of the Children’s […]

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Children, Transport and Mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa

The project, conducted between May 2006 and April 2010, focused on the mobility constraints faced by girl and boy children in accessing health, educational and other facilities in sub-Saharan Africa […]

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CEMADEN Education Project

The Cemaden Education project– created in 2014 at the National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters – CEMADEN, which is connected to the Ministry of Science, Technology, […]

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A Community-Driven Intervention to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy in Two Districts in Sierra Leone

Starting in 2012, the Inter-Agency Learning Initiative on Strengthening Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems established a community-owned and driven intervention to reduce teenage pregnancy in the Moyamba […]

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1001 Nights: Building Children’s Resilience to Violence

1001 Nights: Building Children’s Resilience to Violence was a 12-month project in Tunisia run by Search for Common Ground (SFCG). The aim of the project was to build children’s resilience […]

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Critically Analysing Risk Communication Pathways: Lessons from Youth-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in El Salvador and the Philippines

Children and young people are commonly treated in the climate change and disasters literature as victims of natural events requiring protection by adults. This project critiques that narrative, drawing on […]

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Weaving In and Out of Employment and Self-Employment: Young Rural Migrants in the Informal Economy of Ouagadougou

This paper explores how young men of rural origin weave a resource base for social mobility in the urban informal economy by combining strings of employment, strands of entrepreneurship and […]

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education: Children and Adolescents Leading the Way in Tajikistan

This case study is designed to highlight participatory activities and interventions that were undertaken by UNICEF Tajikistan in partnership with Republic of Tajikistan government counterparts, locally-based NGOs and young people. […]

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Meeting the Rights of Children affected by Armed Conflict

Innovation involves the development and implementation of new ideas, methods, products and approaches to promote positive change. Whilst innovation is often side lined in humanitarian settings due to the prioritisation […]

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Urban Community Development With a Focus on the Status of Children in Exceptionally Difficult Circumstances

This paper is a report of phase 1 of the project ‘Children in exceptionally difficult circumstances’ in Amman, Jordan which sought to investigate and characterise the problems confronted by children, […]

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Tug-Of-War: Children in Armed Groups in the DRC: A Study of Push and Pull Factors Influencing Children to Join Armed Groups ‘Voluntarily’ in North and South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

There is a tendency in the literature and in policy debates to discuss children joining armed groups almost exclusively in terms of forced recruitment. Yet, some are joining voluntarily. How […]

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The Tatu Tano Child-Led Organisation – Building Child Capacity and Protective Relationships Through a Child-Led Organisation, North-Western Tanzania Case Study

This case study tells the story of a child-led organisation called Tatu Tano which was started over ten years ago by a small NGO called Kwa Wazee (Kiswahili for older […]

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The Status of Child Abuse and Child Protection in Kenya and Kilifi County 2014: Challenges and Recommendations

A situational survey of child protection and child abuse in Kenya and in Kilifi County, was conducted in order to map the organisations working in child protection and to evaluate […]

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Social Norms and Girls’ Well-Being – Integrating Theory, Practice, and Research

Girls around the world strive to realise their aspirations in the face of discrimination, lack of educational opportunity and access to health services, and the threat of violence. Recent scholarship […]

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Social Cash Transfers, Generational Relations and Youth Poverty Trajectories in Rural Lesotho and Malawi

This three-year collaborative research project has been generating evidence about the ways in which social cash transfer (SCT) schemes intervene in, and potentially transform, the structural power relations that underlie […]

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Shifting the Narrative: Child‐led Responses to Climate Change and Disasters in El Salvador and the Philippines

Children and young people are commonly treated in the climate change and disasters literature as victims of natural events requiring protection by adults. This article critiques that narrative, drawing on […]

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Report of the Mapping and Analysis of Ghana’s Child Protection System

This mapping and assessment of the child protection system in Ghana is linked to a wider West and Central African regional initiative which has been supported financially and technically by […]

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Program H|M|D: A Toolkit for Action

Program H and Program M were born out of a belief that changing rigid, inequitable, homophobic and violent versions of what it means to be a man are key to […]

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Operationalising the Rights Agenda: Participatory Rights Assessment in Peru and Malawi

Throught the 1990s, debates about human rights and development increasingly converged. With a renewed focus on poverty reduction, international agencies have moved away from a narrow concern with the poverty […]

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Learning from Child Protection Systems Mapping and Analysis in West Africa: Research and Policy Implications

This article presents the findings of a research process undertaken by Child Frontiers to map and assess the child protection systems of five West African countries. It highlights that the […]

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Learn to Live Without Violence: Transformative Research by Children and Young People

CESESMA’s work is about empowering young people in their communities, and this booklet shows that work at its best. The research presented here was devised, led and conducted by children […]

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It is the Young Tress that Make a Thick Forest: A Report on Redd Barna’s Learning Experiences with Participatory Rural Appraisal in Kyakatebe, Uganda

Redd Barna Uganda is a non-governmental development organisation which focuses on child-centred community development. It is looking to Participatory Rural Appraisal to achieve more participatory planning. This report describes a […]

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From Play to Participation: Including Children in The Process of Development: A Report on The Findings of a PLA Project with Children in India

This is a draft report of research carried out with children’s club members in India which was designed to examine approaches and methods to effectively listen to children’s voices and […]

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Engaging Homeless Youth in Community-Based Participatory Research: A Case Study From Skid Row, Los Angeles

Growing evidence highlights the benefits to youth of involvement in community-based participatory research. Less attention has been paid, however, to the contributions youth can make to helping change health-promoting policy […]

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Cultural Relativity in Ghana: Perspectives and Attitudes

This is chapter 4.4 in Stepping Forward. This chapter discusses some of the cultural values, views and attitudes that have helped to shape the lives of Ghanaians, and considers how […]

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Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Kilifi, Kenya: A Rapid Ethnographic Study In Two Rural Sites

A 2009 review of community-based child protection mechanisms, which are frontline mechanisms for responding to threats to children’s well being, reported that externally facilitated groups such as Child Welfare Committees […]

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Citizenship Knows No Age: Children’s Participation in The Governance and Municipal Budget of Barra Mansa, Brazil

This paper describes the development of a children’s participatory budget council in the city of Barra Mansa (Brazil), to which 18 boys and 18 girls are elected by their peers […]

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China Earthquake Relief: Participatory Action Work with Children

This article presents a community-focused participatory action project designed to promote children’s resilience in the early aftermath of the cataclysmic May 2008 Earthquake in Beichuan, China. Thirty children aged 7- […]

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Children’s Strategies for Creating Playspaces: Negotiating Independence in Rural Bolivia

This chapter draws on ethnographic research carried out in rural Bolivia which explores how children and young people negotiate their independence, in particular looking at the strategies they form to […]

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Child Brigade: An Organisation of Street Working Children in Bangladesh

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) marks the movement of children from the margins of development thinking to the centre of development concerns. The language […]

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Building Towards Effective Participation: A Learning-based Network Approach to Youth Participation

Youth is a phase of life during which people acquire culturally defined roles and statuses. These positions are mobile, as young people navigate between different locations of membership and marginalisation. […]

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All Together Now: Community Participation for Children and Young People 

In spite of children and young people being involved in many aspects of community life, social policy in the UK often neglects their interests. This book argues that contrary to […]

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A Community-Driven Approach to Reducing Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone Midline Evaluation Brief

Preliminary evidence from a 2009 global evidence review suggested that community-based child protection mechanisms are likely to be more effective and sustainable if they are linked with formal aspects of […]

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“The Kit” How Youth can Evaluate Their Services

This is a document produced by the youth who ran an evaluation of a youth drop-in centre in Ottawa, Canada. It is colourful and mostly-handwritten. The document outlines the process […]

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“And Then They Left”: Challenges to Child Protection Systems Strengthening in South Sudan

International child protection work has undergone a paradigm shift, moving from addressing issues such as trafficked children, street children and child labour separately to a more integrated systems approach. As […]

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‘Why Do They Hate Us?’ Reframing Immigration Through Participatory Action Research

Why do ‘they’ hate ‘us’? is a painful starting point for trying to make sense of the tangled web of global restructuring, politics and racism. The discussion draws upon ‘Dreaming […]

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Innovations to Engage Youth in Accountability Work in Liberia

In Liberia’s post-conflict context, there is a new generation of young people coming of age who did not experience the conflict. The Accountability Lab, a civil society organisation that works […]

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