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Supporting Children and Caregivers Must Go Hand-in-Hand this Red Hand Day

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Supporting Children and Caregivers Must Go Hand-in-Hand this Red Hand Day

  February 12 is International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers or Red Hand Day. The international community comes together to raise awareness about the plight of children who are recruited for armed conflicts and to demand an end to recruitment and to support child soldiers and their families. Child recruitment is one of […]

The Power of Play: How Parents and Caregivers Can Foster Holistic Learning

Students chanting "Bharat Mata ki Jai" (reverence to the Mother land of India) during morning assembly at Middle School Keoti Balak. Teachers at the school deliver CorStone's Youth First program, an integrated emotional resilience and health curriculum for grades 6 to 8. Youth First is a unique intervention that helps children build their resiliency, improve self-efficacy, and develop social-emotional intelligence; this work prepares them for additional programs in adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Research indicates that sStudents in the Youth First program have higher levels of social, emotional, educational, and mental well-being.

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela The International Day of Education, which is an annual event celebrated on January 24, recognizes that education is a human right, a public good, and a public responsibility. This global day foregrounds the critical role of education in improving people’s […]

Special Olympics Brings Children with Disabilities to the Forefront

Karyn Tan - 2011_SO Bharat_Young Athletes demo_1

December 3, 2023 – On December 3 each year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated. This international day was established by the United Nations in 1992 “to promote an understanding of disability issues and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.”

Joint Pledge Urges Global Leaders to Prioritize Needs for Refugee Parents, Caregivers, and Children

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Joint Pledge Urges Global Leaders to Prioritize Needs for Refugee Parents, Caregivers, and Children

As part of the pledge, GISP and the Alliance are commiting to collaborating with national stakeholders across five areas by 2027. This will include: supporting five refugee-hosting countries to help strengthen policies and institutional arrangements around family-strengthening services and caregiving support for both refugee and host communities; hosting a global parenting forum in 2024 to elevate the need for caregiving support; collaborating with global organizations to end violence against children; convening national and subnational regional stakeholders; and facilitating knowledge exchange across sectors.

Let Kids “Take Over” on This World Children’s Day and Beyond

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Let Kids “Take Over” on This World Children’s Day and Beyond

On this World Children’s Day (November 20), we recognize and celebrate the ideas and demands that children have on issues that matter to them. From climate change to education to ending discrimination, we encourage kids to “take over” to inspire us with their actions, show us their solutions, and galvanize support for positive change. As parenting and caregiving advocates, we must create the enabling conditions to make that happen.

Case study on Pakistan

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Case study on Pakistan

This case study explores the emergency parenting support response in Pakistan, providing results and impact, key parties and the story.

Case study on Ukraine

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Case study on Ukraine

This case study explores the emergency parenting support response in Ukraine, providing results and impact, key parties and the story.

Survey: GISP website

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Survey: GISP website

GISP is asking partners and stakeholders to please complete this short survey on your experience of the GISP website.

#NoMatterWhat: Supporting Caregivers as First Responders in Crisis

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | #NoMatterWhat: Supporting Caregivers as First Responders in Crisis

The theme of the World Humanitarian Day 2023 is #NoMatterWhat. On this day, the Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) shares a message of solidarity with parents and other primary caregivers across the globe as frontline humanitarian responders for their children and families.