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Evans, Roy; Garner, Philip; Honig, Alice S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Today, levels of mistreatment of children are internationally reported as having reached epidemic proportions. Throughout recorded history babies and young children have suffered acts of violence by parents, care providers and others. However, "some believe that, for the first time in history, we are beginning to face the true prevalence and…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Prevention, Violence, Child Abuse
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Brodmann, Stefanie; Devoto, Florencia; Galasso, Emanuela – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
In Djibouti, extreme poverty was 41.9% and relative poverty 79.4% according to the poverty profile elaborated by the national statistical office (DISED) in 2012. Malnutrition remains high in Djibouti, and comparable to Sub-Saharan countries, with 29.7% of children under the age of five chronically malnourished, 29.6% underweight, and over 17.8% of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Welfare Recipients
Morrisson, Christian – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2002
It is generally agreed that spending on education and health is key to poverty reduction, but simply allocating more resources to these sectors does not ensure that poverty actually declines. On the basis of four in-depth case studies (on Indonesia, Madagascar, Peru and Tanzania) and three Technical Papers on malnutrition and primary education in…
Descriptors: Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Public Health
Grant, James P.; Adamson, Peter – 1982
Synthesizing the experience of UNICEF's own work in over 100 countries as well as the views of leading international specialists, this report suggests that recent scientific and social breakthroughs have put into our hands the means to bring about a revolution in the health and well-being of children in the developing world. The first part of the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Children, Developing Nations, Employment
Huddleston, Barbara – CARE BRIEFS on Development Issues, 1983
The idea that food should be a universally accepted human right has been the focus of worldwide attention aimed primarily at increasing production at the national level and on reducing price fluctuations in world markets. However, the problem of individual human needs must be simultaneously addressed. The largest number of hungry people live in…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Financial Support, Global Approach
Eldred, Janine – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
This paper explores how literacy learning can support women's empowerment and the development of greater equality, benefitting not only individual women, but families, communities and economies too. It describes and reflects upon some of the most promising approaches to developing literacy and learning for women, who form the majority of the…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Empowerment, Civil Rights
Colletta, Nat J.; Reinhold, Amy Jo – 1997
Children in Sub-Saharan Africa face the greatest challenges to healthy development of any region in the world. This report presents reviews of 11 Early Childhood Development programs, studied to define financial and institutional conditions necessary to sustain early intervention efforts. Interviews and existing documentation from governmental and…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Development, Child Health, Community Involvement