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Transforming Tomorrow: Innovative Solutions for Children in Crisis

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Sesame Workshop came together to launch Ahlan Simsim (‘Welcome Sesame’ in Arabic), a transformative initiative designed to deliver and scale up programs, services and resources in early childhood development (ECD) for families impacted by con昀氀ict, crisis, and displacement.

How parenting programmes can reduce violence against children and women

This series was developed by UNICEF, Prevention Collaborative, and Equimundo to support parenting practitioners to integrate the prevention of violence against children and women and gender equality promotion within parenting programmes. The briefs distill the evidence on how these two types of violence intersect and what effective programmes look like. Concrete guidance is given for how to adapt parenting programmes to integrate violence prevention and gender equality and how to monitor and evaluate them.

Childcare and working families: new opportunity or missing link? An evidence brief

Childcare is a key pillar of the Family-Friendly Policies initiative, which advocates for government and business support to families in providing nurturing care for young children. This brief argues for greater investment in affordable and quality childcare, highlighting its potential to secure a ‘triple dividend’ of young children’s positive development, women’s empowerment and economic growth.

Advocacy toolkit: A guide to influencing decisions that improve children’s lives

The Toolkit provides a set of practical tools to help partners in the development and management of their advocacy work. Specifically it seeks to support the systematizing and coordinating of both internal and external advocacy expertise, along using innovative approaches to protect and promote children’s and women’s rights.

Family-friendly policies for workers in the informal economy

“Family-friendly policies” is a term used to communicate a specific package of evidence-based policies that support child development, poverty reduction, economic empowerment, gender equality, child protection and improvements in health and education outcomes. They do not only benefit children but every member of a family, in full recognition that every human is a rights-holder –underscoring the idea that children’s rights cannot be protected and extended if their caregivers are left behind.