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GISP Newsletter, May 2024

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | GISP Newsletter, May 2024

The May 2024 issue shares Parenting Month resources, GISP updates, Country Updates, Resources on parent and caregiver support ,evidence and more

Supporting All Parents: A Conversation with a Deaf Father

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Supporting All Parents: A Conversation with a Deaf Father

A still from an upcoming episode of Takalani Sesame featuring a Deaf father, Rivaj Ramjugernath, interviewed for this article. On May 15, we celebrate International Day of Families. The theme for 2024 is “Embracing Diversity, Strengthening Families,” which recognizes that when the diversity of society and all families is embraced, parents and families are supported […]

Consultant – Communication Consultant (Content Producer, Parenting)

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Bangkok, Thailand# 571618 APPLY NOWJob no: 571618Contract type: ConsultantDuty Station: BangkokLevel: ConsultancyLocation: ThailandCategories: Communication UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.  Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every […]

Managing Director

International Social Impact | Hybrid in City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa | Full Time | From R2 000 000,00 to R2 300 000,00 per year Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Sesame Workshop (SW) is looking for a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as Managing Director for our office in Johannesburg, South Africa. This individual will have […]

International Consultant for Multi -Sectoral Parenting Strategy for Infants and Young Children in Kiribati, 126 days

APPLY NOW Job no: 571303Contract type: ConsultantDuty Station: TarawaLevel: ConsultancyLocation: Fiji/Pacific Island CountriesCategories: Education, Early Childhood Development UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.  Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to […]

Kenya’s National Positive Parenting Programme Shares Promising Scale Approach

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Kenya’s National Positive Parenting Programme Shares Promising Scale Approach

February 12, 2024 – The Government of Kenya hosted a side event during the 62nd session of the Commission for Social Development to demonstrate its social protection initiatives among local counties and to foster sharing of insights and good practices with member states. Representatives from Ghana and Zambia also attended to present their respective county […]

Cultures Vary and Evolve—So Do Parenting Practices

On October 14th, 2021, Jenifer Fernanda Menendez Martinez (11 years old) dances for her parents Samuel Menendez Rivera (45 years old ) and Iris Martinez Marroquin (43 pars old)in the park in front of her house in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Parenting across cultures varies and is influenced by general beliefs, practices, and values about parenting, children, and life, as well as by social and environmental changes and shifts. Cultural approaches are typically grouped around the western-rooted philosophy of collectivism versus individualism. This is an attempt to classify, compare, and connect clusters of values that exist within and across cultural groups. […]

Exploring Diverse Parenting Practices: Q and A with the Fairstart Foundation

Mother and daughter kissing, Kenya copyright TheFairstart Foundation

Mother and daughter kissing, Kenya copyright © TheFairstart Foundation February 21, 2024, is International Mother Language Day, underscoring the role of languages in promoting inclusion and achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Niels Peter Rygaard, CEO of the Fairstart Foundation, based in Aarhus, Denmark, spoke to the Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) about the Foundation’s model […]