Sub-Saharan Africa

Singing to the Lions: A Facilitator’s Guide to Overcoming Fear and Violence (Documents and Webinar Link)

Posted By: • January 22nd, 2017

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has released a new tool based on principles of psychosocial resilience, cognitive psychology and narrative therapy. Singing to the Lions is a guide for facilitators, to enable them help children and youth develop skills to resolve the impact of violence and abuse in their lives and to heal. The guide describes the steps in running a workshop for participants aged 11 to young adults. By the end of the workshop described in this guide, participants will learn that they can transform their lives and no longer feel dominated by fear. Although developed for young people, and including games, art and songs, the Singing to the Lions workshop can also be used with adults to help them manage their own anxiety, take action on aspects of their lives that cause fear, and in so doing, become better parents and caregivers. A supplement and data entry sheet, which are intended to be used with the guide, and a handout about the workshop are also available to download. Read More

The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016 – Getting It Right: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice

Posted By: • January 15th, 2017

The African Report on Child Wellbeing series is a pan-African project intended to promote state accountability to children and mobilise legal, policy and administrative actions towards progressive realisation of the ideals and principles of the UN Charter on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC). The fourth edition of the Report builds on previous editions and findings of various studies undertaken by the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and other child-focused organizations, which consistently show that there is insufficient progress on implementation of laws and polices pertaining to children. The report examines the underlying institutional, systemic and administrative barriers affecting effective implementation of the rights and wellbeing of children and is expected to initiate discussion and trigger action to narrow the gap between policy promises and their actual implementation. Read More

ECPAT Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Sub-Saharan Africa Report

Posted By: • January 15th, 2017

This regional report was prepared as a contribution to ECPAT International’s Global Study on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT) and is based on research conducted in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia. The Sub-Saharan Africa research consistently identifies the need to improve services for the protection of children against SECTT, including response efforts that are properly contextualized and designed to meet the needs of families and child victims. The paramount importance of parental care and family relationships for ensuring the protection of children against SECTT is also underscored, with the recommendation that multi-stakeholder approaches to addressing this issue must involve identifying culturally relevant and effective ways to strengthen the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect children. Read More

Introducing the Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration

Posted By: • September 7th, 2016

Reuniting with Families as First Priority 
The Inter-agency group on Children’s Reintegration just launched the Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration, which are intended to help governments, donors, NGOs, faith-based organisations and practitioners to pursue reintegration as the primary response in cases of separated children. 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

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