Child marriage and environmental crises: an evidence brief 

Climate change and its related impacts are driving up threats to child rights and safety crisis by contributing to a number of drivers of violence – including child marriages. The practice of child marriage is driven by a web of complex factors including economic need, displacement, gender norms, sexual violence, all of which are being exacerbated by the climate crisis. 

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The role of social protection in the elimination of child labour: evidence review and policy implications

Now is a critical time in our fight to end child labour. With the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crises and conflict, progress to eliminate the practice has stalled. An estimated 160 million children are reported to be involved in child labour worldwide, and without mitigation strategies, this number could rise by almost 9 million by the end of 2023. We need evidenced-based solutions that can accelerate action to address this. 

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Educating children on the safe use of digital technologies

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Donation of high-tech forensic equipment to the Ministry of Interior of Republika Srpska

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Police experts participated in training on prevention of sexual abuse of children in the digital environment

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High-level side event at the Transforming Education pre-summit

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UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

High-level side event at the Transforming Education pre-summit

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UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

The UN Secretary General’s Transforming Education Summit (TES) this year provides a unique opportunity for political leaders to forge a new social contract for education - one where violence prevention is right at the heart of efforts to accelerate progress on education.

To support partner engagement under the ‘safe learning’ sub-theme of TES Action Track 1, Safe to Learn and the Global Partnership for Education are co-convening a high-level side event at the Transforming Education pre-summit at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 28 June 2022.

Hosted by young people, the event will bring together Ministers, leaders, experts and advocates for a dynamic discussion highlighting new ideas and solutions to end violence in and through schools, including in emergencies. The discussion will link to Action Track 1 on “inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools” and focus on what political action can be taken by the global education community to end violence at the Transforming Education Summit in September. 

The event will launch a new high-level essay collection, with many of the speakers having contributed. Hard copies will be available on the day, as well as the collection launching online.

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Artificial Intelligence for children: a toolkit

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With the rapidly transforming digital advances taking place today, children and youth are increasingly surrounded by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their daily lives. AI determines the videos children watch, their curriculum as they learn, their play and interaction with others. It is essential to make sure that with, and even through, AI, the rights of children are ensured and they are protected from potential risks posed by the technology.

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Association between school corporal punishment and child developmental outcomes

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