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Little Buddha Exploring Child Protection in Buddhist Communities across Southeast Asia – A Scoping Study

The insights and recommendations provided in this study are intended to serve as a reference for religious leaders and educators in Buddhist educational institutions with the goal to provide the knowledge and tools needed to strengthen child protection.

Religious Texts On Human Dignity

“Respect for the value of human life and human dignity is a fundamental principle found in all religions.” The belief that all human beings, including children, deserve to be respected and treated with dignity—without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, socioeconomic status or other status—exists across traditions.

ABCs on Action and Advocacy

Published: Friday, 09 September 2016 Modified: Friday, 06 September 2019

Positive Parenting Tips

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides tips so parents can learn more about their child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of a child’s life (ages 0-17). 

The South Asia Forum for Ending Violence against Children (SAIEVAC)

Initially established in 2005 as the “South Asia Forum for Ending Violence against Children (SAF), following the Regional Consultation for the UN Study on Violence against Children, SAIEVAC is an institutional framework with the vision of ending all forms of violence against children in South Asia.

Legislative Reform

UNICEF and the Inter-Parliamentary Union have jointly produced a handbook Ending Violence against Children which describes the measures parliamentarians can take to end violence against children: they can legislate, oversee government activities, allocate financial resources and, as leaders in their nations and communities, raise awareness of issues.

Positive Parent-Child Relationships:

The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) has created a Research to Practice Series on the Family Engagement Outcomes of the Office of Head Start (OHS) Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework. One in the series, this resource addresses the "Positive Parent-Child Relationships". 

Programs to Support Safe Learning Education Environments for Children

Learn Without Fear: Plan International

In 2008, Plan International launched a global campaign: Learn Without Fear. Two years later, the campaign is running in 44 countries. Children have been involved in all the aspects of the campaign from planning workshops to raising awareness activities.

Children in Islam: Their Care, Development, and Protection

This guide book is an update of a previous publication on Child Care in Islam (1985), which was published by Al-Azhar University in cooperation with UNICEF. The updated guidebook benefited from the expertise of a distinguished group of scholars in the fields of theology, medical science, psychology, sociology and education and published in 2005.

Publications to Support Improved Child-Rearing Practices

UNICEF recently published: Child Disciplinary Practices at Home: Evidence from a Range of Low and Middle-Income Countries. The findings from the report were launched at a panel discussion on “Better data and research to address violence against children” chaired by the Special Representative during the UN General Assembly in October 2010.

Ending Legalized Violence Against Children: Global Report 2011

Published jointly by the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children and Save the Children Sweden, Ending legalized violence against children: Global report 2011 reviews progress towards prohibition of corporal punishment of children throughout the world in the context of follow-up to the UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children.

Initiatives to Abolish Corporal Punishment of Children:

The new global progress report for 2010 entitled Ending Legalized Violence against Children was published jointly by the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children and Save the Children Sweden. This documents substantial progress and active campaigns in all regions towards the prohibition of corporal punishment of children in the context of the follow-up to the UN Secretary General's Study on Violence against Children.

The Campaign for the Universal Ratification of the Optional Protocols

25 May 2010 marked the 10th anniversary of the UN’s adoption of the two Optional Protocols to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children, namely the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict. A two-year global campaign for universal ratification was launched with the participation of the UN Secretary-General.

A Handbook on Good Parenting

This handbook aims to provide principles and methods that can help readers to be good parents today. Many people approach parenthood in an "impulsive manner," which means that we do not think ahead of the principles, methods or values that we will be guided as parents. This handbook takes a stance that anyone can become a better parent if approached the task "more thoughtfully and with clarity about our principles and methods."

Ending Corporal Punishment of Children

This handbook aims to provide a useful tool and reference for all those engaging with and within religious communities and faith-based institutions and organizations to prohibit and eliminate corporal punishment of children. The handbook is based on the premise that the major world religions value and respect the human dignity of every person including children.
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