News and Events

News and Events

Blog: Reclaiming the 'no child left behind' agenda

05 Aug 2015

This blog post by Jo Boyden is part of a series from which aims to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals can be implemented to include all social and economic groups.

Symposium: Well-being and the Life Course: Intercultural and Intergenerational Perspectives, 24-25 September 2015

22 Jul 2015

This two-day event seeks to foster intercultural perspectives on wellbeing and the life course by bringing together researchers working in a variety of contexts from multidisciplinary backgrounds in the global north and south.

Blog: What needs to be done to end child marriage in Ethiopia

25 Jun 2015

Today, the Ethiopian government hosts it's first National Girl’s Summit. This follows a similar summit in London last year, where the country committed to ending female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage by 2025. This blog by Alula Pankhurst describes what needs to be done to make these political committments a reality.

Blog: Beyond the rhetoric: understanding links between child labour and education

12 Jun 2015

Renu Singh argues we need to find better ways to support children whose daily reality is not choosing between work and school, but struggling to combine both work and school.

E-newsletter #17: Children's Work (June 2015)

11 Jun 2015

We have just sent out the latest issue of our e-newsletter which this month features research on children's work and child labour, as well as our new programmes of work on violence against children, and on gender and adolescence.

New book: Gender Violence in Poverty Contexts: The Educational Challenge

19 Apr 2015

Two chapters from Young Lives are featured in this book concerned with understanding the complex ways in which gender violence and poverty impact on young people’s lives, and the potential for education to challenge violence

New book: Children's Work and Labour in East Africa

05 Jun 2015

This book presents evidence from working children's lives and perspectives in cases from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, spanning a variety of types of children's work, from agriculture to mining to petty trade, paid and unpaid work, inside and outside household contexts

New study: What drives violence against children?

28 Mar 2015

Young Lives is working with the UNICEF Office of Research–Innocenti on a study of what drives violence against children and what can be done about it.

Blog: Inequality starts at a young age

15 May 2015

In a blog for The Global Partnership for Education, Santiago Cueto reflects on inequality in early education in Latin America.

Blog: How corporal punishment makes children feel

12 May 2015

Corporal punishment is widely used in schools globally despite international concern about the effects on children. And yet it persists. The eradication of corporal punishment in schools is proving difficult, and India is no exception.

Guest blog: 10 Recommendations on how to advance equity for children in the SDGs

06 May 2015

In a guest post, Guenay Salazar of Equity for Children argues why equity matters for children living in poverty, and how equity will help guide the way forward.

Blog: Do children and young people have a place in International Workers' Day?

01 May 2015

International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some places, is about making the rights and voices of workers visible and heard. But do children and young people have a voice as working people?

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12 May 2015

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E-newsletter 16 April 2015

27 Apr 2015

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Blog: quality of schooling for learning outcomes

21 Apr 2015

In a blog written for NORRAG, Angela Little argues for the importance of both the quantity and quality of the schooling experience for learning outcomes.

New journal article: Negotiating Agency in Cases of Partner Violence in Vietnam

07 Apr 2015

Understandings of women's agency in cases of intimate partner violence (IPV) have been dominated by an individualistic focus on help-seeking behaviour. The role of children in influencing, enabling and restricting the decision-making processes of their mothers has been largely ignored.

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