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Young People Leaving Care: Participatory Research to Improve Child Welfare Practices and the Rights of Children and Young People

Maritta Lea Törrönen and Riitta Helena Vornanen

This paper discusses participatory research with young people who are leaving public care in Finland to begin independent lives. The aim of the research, organised by SOS Children’s Villages International, […]

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Preliminary Investigation on the Abuse of Girls in Zimbabwean Junior Secondary Schools

Fiona Leach, Pamela Machakanja and Jennifer Mandoga

This study found that the abuse of girls in the co-educational schools where the research took place was widespread and took the form of aggressive sexual behaviour, intimidation and physical […]

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

Shelley Casey

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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Safeguarding for youth activism: Taking a feminist approach

Helen Veitch and Saadat Baigazieva

The practice of safeguarding children and young people is crucial for civil society organisations working with them but currently it comes at a price. Too often, it impedes children’s ability […]

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

Barry Percy-Smith and Nigel Thomas

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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Children in Focus: A Manual for Participatory Research with Children

Jo Boyden and Judith Ennew

This is a training manual for preparing researchers who plan to work with children, which covers topics ranging from ethical considerations in sample selection to data presentation. The manual gives […]

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Girl Education Challenge – GEC Wasichana Wote Wasome (Let All Girls Learn) Project Midline Evaluation Report

Charity Limboro and Daniel Wesonga

This is a midline report of the Wasichana Wote Wasome (WWW – ‘Let All Girls Learn’) project. The project aims to improve school enrolment, retention, attendance and learning outcomes for […]

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Participation Spice it Up! : Practical Tools for Engaging Children and Young People in Planning and Consultations

Carol Shephard and Phil Treseder

Packed full of practical tools and ideas for engaging children and young people, Participation – Spice it Up! is serious fun and a fun way to deal with serious issues. […]

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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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Pendekezo Letu

Pendekezo Letu, meaning “our choice” in Swahili, is a Kenyan non-governmental organisation that was established in May 1997 to assist street children and their families escape abject poverty and lead […]

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Survey on the Perceptions and Attitudes of People Towards Domestic Abuse in Pakistan

Aware Girls, Young Feminists Movement and Mama Cash

Aware Girls conducted a small survey to find out the general perception and attitudes of people towards the issue of domestic violence mostly intimate partner violence. The survey was conducted […]

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All Together Now: Community Participation for Children and Young People 

Sarah Wellard

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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