March 12, 2014
March 10, 2014
CHISINAU, 4 March 2014 - Some 40 children aged 9-18 from Moldova were awarded in a drawing competition about family care. They received diplomas and painting sets for expressing their opinions about what a loving and caring family means to them.
The national drawing competition "My family raises me with care" was organized by the Ministry of Education and UNICEF in partnership with Youth Media Centre NGO to promote a non-violent education among children, parents, and teachers.
March 6, 2014
First was the workshop in the capital on "Violence against children",
now we're about to finish the workshop on "water & sanitation" in Karakol in the east of the country.
Take a look here:
Day 1 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25724.html
Day 2 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25730.html
Day 3 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25735.html
Day 4 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25740.html
Day 5 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25743.html
Video playlist - http://bit.ly/bishkek-tomjr-2014
Or check out the collection of articles on storify -
The second workshop in Karakol was/is on "Water & sanitation", here are
Day 1 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25755.html
Day 2 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25777.html
Day 3 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25785.html
Day 4 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25812.html
Day 5 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25816.html (to be published)
Video playlist - http://bit.ly/karakol-tomjr-2014 (to be published)
The Fund provides small grants to support catalytic and innovative activities that, among others:
- Promote greater awareness of the CRPD and disability issues;
- Support the implementation of the CRPD, including through the mainstreaming of disability in regional, national or local development agenda;
- Build capacity of stakeholders to improve livelihood and well-being of persons with disabilities in developing countries through implementation of the CRPD (stakeholders include organizations of persons with disabilities, their networks, other civil society organizations, Governments, private sector organizations, international development donors, etc);
- Relationship to national development strategies, policies and programmes, and the CRPD
- Foster exchange of knowledge and experience, as well as dissemination of inclusive and accessible policies and practices
- Other considerations include multi-stakeholder partnerships and multiple donors, gender inclusive, new and emerging disability issues, and replicability in other developing countries.
As the UNVF is a small grants fund and resources are limited, priority is given to proposals seeking “seed-money” (as opposed to support for an organization’s general budget) to be used for projects involving catalytic and innovative actions and projects whose successes can be further replicated in other areas.
Activities which are not eligible for funding include individual assistance, purchase of equipment (e.g. computers, cameras, assistive equipment and vehicles), construction of buildings, payment of rent or utilities, etc.
Read more here
March 5, 2014
The Fellows would use social media and internet based platforms such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr etc. to do round-the-clock reporting of what is happening at World Conference on Youth (WCY). The team would use social and new media to translate the discussions taking place at WCY to youth-friendly, compelling and understandable language. They are also expected to use creative and new media such as info-graphics, memes, photo essays, video clips etc.
For more information, please see the call on youthpress.org.
Source: March opportunities for young media makers (EYP email newsletter)
February 27, 2014
February 25, 2014
PUBLICATIONS: Youth perspectives on tech in schools: from mobile devices to restrictions and monitoring
The overarching study was conducted by the Youth and Media team between February and August 2013. The team conducted 30 focus group interviews with a total of 203 participants across the greater Boston area, Chicago, Greensboro (North Carolina), Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. Each focus group lasted 90 minutes, including the 15-minute questionnaire, consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions and one open-ended response. Although the research sample was not designed to constitute representative cross-sections of particular populations, the sample includes participants from diverse ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds. Participants ranged in age from 11 to 19. The mean age of participants is 14.8 (SD=1.96).
more info and download link
February 24, 2014
Young reporters in the Democratic Republic of Congo are speaking out against the abusive recruitment of child soldiers.
Renewed hostilities in the east of the country over the last two years have seen high numbers of children recruited into armed forces, an abuse of child rights that has outraged young journalists.
A group named Young Reporters of Katanga Province is calling on the Congolese government, parents and community leaders to prevent the recruitment of children by armed groups and to assist the return of child soldiers to their families.
“These children have no rights and cannot flourish as every child should,” says the group. “Sooner or later, this will impact their psychological well-being and tomorrow's society will be affected.”
The majority of these children are abducted and forced to work as combatants, spies, messengers, cooks or sex slaves. Others are lured by the promise of money, education, jobs and other desperately needed benefits.