Sub-Saharan Africa

MAPPING GLOBAL PRACTICE: HEALING COMMUNITIES, TRANSFORMING SOCIETY – Mental health, psychosocial support and peacebuilding

Posted By: • September 7th, 2017

This mapping exercise was jointly conducted by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR, South Africa) and the War Trauma Foundation (WTF, Netherlands) to gather concrete contemporary data and insights from the field and to identify (thereby also creating relationships with) organisations and individuals around the world working in the fields of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and peacebuilding (PB). More specifically, the aim was to begin to ascertain whether these organisations acknowledge the nexus between mental health and peacebuilding, and to establish whether and how they are integrating an awareness of the other field’s components into their work. Read More

RISE Learning Project on the Monitoring & Evaluation of Reintegration of Children and Adolescents – Consolidated Mid-Term Report for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Posted By: • July 31st, 2017

Launched in 2015, the RISE Learning Network aims to promote and facilitate learning on Recovery and Reintegration (R&R) approaches that improve outcomes for children and adolescents affected by sexual exploitation (CSE) in three focus regions – Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Through corresponding regional hubs, RISE network members participate in various learning activities based on identified priority issues in the three regions. A major aspect of RISE is the implementation of three learning projects with the objective of capturing and generating learning at the grassroots level in a practical manner. Read More

Learning Project 1: Monitoring and Evaluation

Posted By: • October 14th, 2015

The topic for the first learning project is Monitoring and Evaluation of (re)integration practice with children and young people affected by child sexual exploitation. This will build on an earlier project supported by Oak Foundation, Home: the Child Recovery and Reintegration Network , which included an element on monitoring and evaluation. This is a much needed area for practitioners working with children and adolescents affected by child sexual exploitation. Read More

Learning Project 2: Learning from survivors

Posted By: • October 14th, 2015

The topic for the second learning project is expected to be learning from survivors, and their role as peer supporters, experts and advocates in improving practice and policy. This will focus particularly on issues of shame, stigma, acceptance, and community integration – acknowledging rural / urban differences that affect both how help can be delivered, and what young people aspire to, in future work and relationships, and their role in society. Read More

Learning Project 3

Posted By: • October 14th, 2015

The topic for the third learning project will be informed by the outcomes of the second learning project as through listening to survivors’ voices the project will be able to identify the priority area for the third learning project. So far, two key topics that emerged out of the regional mapping exercise, that this third project could cover, were: Read More

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

Posted By: • April 28th, 2017

Up to one billion children in the world are estimated to have experienced physical, sexual, or psychological violence in the past year. INSPIRE is a technical package for those committed to preventing and responding to violence against children and adolescents. The package is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Read More

Resettlement as a Protection Tool for Refugee Children

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • March 26th, 2017

Globally, nearly 100,000 – or slightly less than 1% – of all refugee and asylum-seeking children are separated from their families. Children in this situation are at risk of multiple violations and harmful practices such as child labor and early marriage. This article explores the need to ensure that new and existing initiatives to resettle refugee children at risk, including unaccompanied children, are better able to serve their unique protection needs in today’s global context. Read More

Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam

Posted By: • February 28th, 2017

Being bullied has been found to have a significant impact on children’s physical and mental health, psychosocial well-being and educational performance, with lasting effects into adulthood on health, well-being and lifetime earnings. Little is known about bullying in low- and middle-income countries, however. Read More

Webinar on Using the Integration Status Tool for M&E Reintegration

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • October 24th, 2016

Tim Joel is an economist with an M.A. in Demography. He has more than 7 years of progressive employment and consultancy experience working for international organizations. Mr. Joel’s methodological experience spans experimental survey designs, conventional qualitative content analysis, and statistical analysis. Read More

Webinar on M&E of Reintegration by Jade T-Menson

Posted By: • October 5th, 2016

Considerable attention and resources have been targeted at the reintegration of different groups of children over the years, yet rigorous evaluations of these interventions are rare and it is not always clear what lessons are being learnt. When evaluations do take place, the focus tends to be on whether the programme objectives were achieved, rather than on whether the activities benefited the child or how and why they made a positive impact. Read More