Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group

Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group

Contributing to realising children and young people’s human rights through research, teaching, policy and practice in childhood and youth studies

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Featured image of Emotional Resilience and the Novice Researcher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Author: Alice Little, PhD student at York St John Since February 2021, when I first began my PhD journey, I have soaked up every seminar, training session and online tutorial that will help equip me for the next six years ahead. Generally these arenas provide guidance and tips, but the fourth seminar series from the […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Authors: Dr Debi Fry, Co-Director, End Violence Lab Dr Catherine Maternowska, Co-Director, End Violence Lab Jake Broadhurst, Innovation and Update Director, End Violence Lab Leaders from five Pathfinding Countries — Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, the Philippines and Uganda have graduated from End Violence Lab’s Leadership Development Programme 2020 was a year of significant challenges for leaders around the world. Our goal was to […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Authors: Lizette Berry and Linda Biersteker, The Children’s Institute – University of Cape Town Introducing Vrygrond, our South African partner community UKRI GCRF Safe, Inclusive, Participative Pedagogies (SIPP): Early Childhood Education in Fragile Settings is a partnership research project based at University of Edinburgh and undertaken with partners in Brazil, Eswatini, Palestine, South Africa. We […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Author: Dr Christina McMellon, University of Edinburgh This post Launches the Early Childhood Education in Fragile Settings blog series and sets out the upcoming entries. Safe, Inclusive, Participative Pedagogies (SIPP): Early Childhood Education in Fragile Settings Early childhood education has increasingly been recognised as a societal priority. We know from research that children can be […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr Davies Banda, University of Edinburgh … sport has played an important role in all societies and acted as a strong communication platform that can be used to promote a culture of peace. It is, and will continue to be, one of the most cost-effective and versatile tools to promote United Nations values and […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Author: Cecilia Prieto, PhD researcher in Population Health Sciences Every 4th of March we commemorate the international World Obesity Day. The prevalence of being overweight and obesity in children has become a serious public health problem in countries worldwide (World Health Organisation [WHO], 2018). Even though obesity has many causes (e.g., individual, environmental, among others), […]

Featured image of the blog Embedding Systems of Child-Friendly Complaints, Remedy and Redress in Scotland

Reading Time: 3 minutes Authors: Fiona Morrison, Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection, University of Stirling Máire McCormack, Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group, University of Edinburgh Kay Tisdall, Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group, University of Edinburgh How can a child access justice, should one of their human rights not be upheld? We reflect on how to create […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr Carine Le Borgne, Senior Policy Advisor at World Vision UK As millions of children remain out of school around the world, children’s charity World Vision UK has launched its Empty Classrooms, Broken Futures campaign as part of its wider efforts to end violence against children. As any parent will be all too well […]

A group of young women take part in a (pre-pandemic) arts- and music-based workshop in Quibdó.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Author: Dr. Marlies Kustatscher, University of Edinburgh While digital methods have been around for some time, the COVID-19 pandemic has required projects around the world to move to the digital sphere and adapt their approaches accordingly. In our new ¿Cuál es la verdad? project briefing, we reflect on our learning in relation to engaging digitally […]

Incorporating the UNCRC

Reading Time: 3 minutes Authors: Fiona Morrison, Máire McCormack and Kay Tisdall The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill marks a major milestone for children’s human rights in Scotland. The legislation is the result of hard and effective advocacy by children and young people and by members of civil society. It is the […]

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