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Together we can end child poverty worldwide campaign report - 2019

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) is a global day of awareness, advocacy and action against poverty; marked every 17 October. In 2019, IDEP took the theme: Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty. The theme was anchored on commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which recognizes the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development. At Arigatou International – End Child Poverty, IDEP often presents us an opportunity to engage a global campaign with a rallying call to come together to End Child Poverty. The campaign is dubbed: Together We Can End Child Poverty Worldwide. Perturbed by the current statistics, putting children as the most affected by poverty, we are therefore motivated to take part in IDEP, as well as mobilize others to mark it as a way to lift children out of poverty, thus change this sorry state of affairs. IDEP provides us a valiant opportunity to rally concerted and intensified efforts towards ending child poverty.
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Leave No One Behind

The Leave No One Behind pledge lies at the heart of the SDG framework – a commitment ‘to reach the furthest behind first’ and ensure that targets are met for all segments of society. Monitoring and delivering on this promise is not just a matter of equity and fulfillment of fundamental children’s rights. It is also a condition for achieving the 2030 goals. Failure to narrow the gaps between the most marginalized children and the rest of society is acting as a brake on progress. To illustrate this globally, this report presents inequality trends for five key child poverty indicators – child mortality, malnutrition, child marriage, birth registration and primary education. focusing on the Leave No One Behind pledge and what it could look like in practice. It proposes steps that could be taken by technical stakeholders involved in SDG monitoring and review processes.
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Child Poverty In Kenya - Multidimensional Approach Study Report

Child poverty distorts children’s physical, cognitive and social development. Poverty can also set children on a lifelong trajectory of low education levels and reduced productivity, and undermine their physical and mental health. Children living in poverty are more likely to become impoverished adults and have poor children, thereby creating and sustaining inter generational cycles of poverty. The purpose of this report is to measure child poverty in Kenya in all its dimensions, recognizing that children can be deprived of more than one basic need or service simultaneously, and that children’s needs differ depending on their age. The report identifies the most vulnerable groups of children, points at the main factors of dimensional deprivation and multidimensional poverty, and identifies key bottlenecks in provision of basic services and main barriers to accessing them. This report provides baseline information and evidence useful for formulation of child sensitive policies,plans and budgets both at the county and national levels. In addition, the evidence generated in this report will be useful in subsequent monitoring of progress in the realization of child rights particularly as indicated in the SDG1 and SDG10.
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Mission Report Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A common interest between Arigatou International’s End Child Poverty and ICAN Malaysia sparked the need for a strategy meeting that would increase collaborations with the aim of working together to put an end to child poverty and violence against children. Arigatou International’s Interfaith Initiative to End Child Poverty (End Child Poverty),in collaboration with the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) and ICAN Malaysia (Malaysia), organized a 3 days meeting from 15th to 17th November 2017.It consisted of planning, review, strategy sessions and field visits between End Child Poverty Staff — Fred Nyabera, Director, Ms.Stacy Ndung’u, Consultant and ICAN Malaysia,Shazmin Rafeeq, Founder as well other members and volunteers.
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Coalition Child Sensitive Social Protection briefing paper

Child Sensitive Social Protection briefing paper

Social protection is a basic human right for children, enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC Articles 26-27). Based on the Convention, children have the right to social security and an adequate standard of living, both of which can be guaranteed for children and families who live in poverty through publicly-funded social protection. Social protection, overall, is now widely recognised as one of the foremost interventions as part of the policy package for fighting child poverty. Child-sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) is a well-proven approach within social protection to help realize the rights of children. CSSP helps families to cope with chronic poverty, stresses and shocks and enables them to invest on an adequate and continuing basis in their children’s well-being.
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Regional Advocacy Strategy on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.

Regional Advocacy Strategy Paper

Regional Advocacy Strategy on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. This document provides guidance and defines the outcomes and outputs of a Regional Advocacy Strategy on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. The strategy was initiated jointly by two programmes of Norwegian Church Aid, the Regional Peace Programme and the Thematic Programme on the Reduction of Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Post-conflict Settings.

The strategy highlights the gaps in the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in Africa, and the need for advocacy for policy changes and implementation to ensure women’s protection from gender-based violence and their increased participation in peace process in particular but also in general leadership and decision making structures.

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The Wilton Park Report

Whilst conflict impacts all involved on a cognitive, physiological and emotional level. It has particularly devastating effects on children’s acute vulnerability to conflict. Particularly to recruitment and use by parties of conflict is widely recognized and acknowledged. The Wilton Park think tank report seeks to address; a more comprehensive approach to prevention and response in protecting children from extreme violence and recruitment.
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World Youth Report 2017

The transition from youth to adulthood marks a key period characterized by greater economic independence, political involvement, and participation in community life. Such engagement not only impacts the individual and community, but can act as an enabling force for young women and men’s involvement in the development and formulation of youth-related policies. The World Youth Report on Youth Civic engagement provides an interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national action engagement, as well as providing thematic insights on economic, political and community engagement, coupled with expert opinion pieces so as to provide robust and varied perspectives into youth engagement.
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7(Seven) Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development contains a bold, ambitious and clear call to eliminate violence against children. This provides a unique opportunity to catalyse action that builds safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments for every child. We all have the power and responsibility to act.