Sub-Saharan Africa

Catalyzing Business Skills: For Caregivers – Trainer’s Guide

Posted By: • May 20th, 2019

Making Cents International (Making Cents), in partnership with ChildFund International, developed the Catalyzing Business Skills curriculum for the Economic Strengthening to Keep and Reintegrate Children into Families (ESFAM) project in Uganda. The curriculum aims to build the financial literacy and business knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for adult members/caregivers participating in savings groups who are interested in engaging in successful income generation activities. Read More

Youth Participation in Development: A Guide for Development Agencies and Policy Makers

Posted By: • December 11th, 2017

This guide aims to increase understanding of the growing importance of, and greater potential for, youth participation in development practice and to explore key issues and approaches. But it goes beyond the rhetoric of many policy advocacy papers, which simply argue for a focus on youth participation. Rather, this guide provides information on how to actually work with youth at a practical operational level in respect of policy and programming. It does this through the provision of promising practice case studies (and their associated resources), and a number of quality standards that will help organisations to get started. Read More

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

Guidance on ethical considerations in planning and reviewing research studies on sexual and reproductive health in adolescents.

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • October 31st, 2018

This document is intended to address commonly occurring situations and challenges that one faces in carrying out research with adolescents (people aged 10–19 years), the majority of whom are deemed not to have reached the recognized age of majority in their respective settings. To this end, adolescents aged 18 and 19 years are classified as adults in many settings and have the legal capacity to make autonomous decisions regarding their participation in research. In this document, the term “children” refers to people below the age of 18 years, and the term “minor adolescents” refers specifically to people aged 10–18 years. Read More

A FACILITATOR’S GUIDE – Helping Partners Develop or Strengthen their Organizational Child Protection Policies

Posted By: • September 7th, 2017

Catholic Relief Services has developed a facilitator’s guide to help organizations develop or further strengthen their policies to protect children. This guide is meant to help partners increase their understanding of the issues involved in safeguarding children as well as best practices for organizations in creating safe, protective environments. Read More

Guidelines for Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking in the East Africa Region

Posted By: • December 9th, 2015

Various studies have assessed the extent of trafficking in persons in East Africa and have confirmed that human trafficking is not only prevalent but also rampant in the East African Region, which is a source, point of transit and destination for trafficked men, women, and children from Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda. Read More

Together for Girls: Considerations for Developing Comprehensive National Actions to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children

Posted By: • December 2nd, 2015

Together for Girls is a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, with a particular focus on sexual violence against girls. Based on a pioneering model piloted in Swaziland, the partnership was launched in 2009 at the Clinton Global Initiative. The partnership includes five UN agencies (UNICEF, UNAIDS, UN Women, WHO and UNFPA), the U.S. government (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention [CDC/DVP], the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief [PEPFAR], the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues), the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, and the private sector (Grupo ABC, BD [Becton, Dickinson and Company], CDC Foundation and the Nduna Foundation). Read More

Rescue Dada Centre Child Reintegration Guide – Lessons Learnt from 21 Years of Reuniting Street Children with Kinship and Foster Guardians

Posted By: • November 24th, 2015

This guide provides an overview of the basics of reintegration, highlighting common difficulties and suggesting ways in which these could be overcome. In developing this guide, Rescue Dada Centre drew lessons learnt from the organization’s own team and also consulted with 6 other organizations who have established reintegration programmes. Given the Centre’s target beneficiaries, there is admittedly a strong focus on street children. However, within this group, the Centre deals with many different types of children, including orphans, children who have experienced abuse within their home environment, and children from very low income families; ultimately, it is hoped that the guide will prove useful for organizations who are not necessarily working specifically with street children. Read More