Child-sensitive social protection in context

Child-sensitive social protection in context

UNICEF is doing critical work to highlight the importance social and economic policy issues have on children all over the world.

In recent years, social protection has emerged as a major new focus in efforts to reduce poverty around the world. Social protection can be understood as a set of public actions which address not only income poverty and economic shocks, but also social vulnerability, thus taking into account the inter-relationship between exclusion and poverty. In the current economic and financial crisis, social protection strategies will be a crucial element in effective policy responses.

Making social protection more child-sensitive has the potential to benefit not only children, but also their families, communities and national development as a whole. Child sensitive social protection systems mitigate the effects of poverty on families, strengthen families in their child care role, and enhance access to basic services for the poorest and most marginalized. Since the most at-risk children live outside family care, child sensitive social protection systems must also be responsive to this vulnerable group, as well as to children facing abuse or discrimination at home.

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CROP News and Events

World Social Science Fellows publications

As one of the partners in the WSSF programme, CROP is happy to announce the publications from the first two seminars held.

New Poverty Brief: A Serene look at the SDGs

September 2015

Jan Vandemoortele examines the basic premise of the Sustainable Development Goals and their universal nature.

CROP Poverty Research Prize 2015

Deadline: 30 November 2015

CROP seeks proposals for original, high-quality, alternative and critical academic manuscripts.

News from CROPNET

The Sustainable Development Agenda: From Inspiration to Action

September 2015

UNRISD Policy Prief, by Katja Hujo & Gabriele Köhler.

RC 19 Research Committee on Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy

10-14 July, 2016 / Vienna Austria

Call for abstracts - ISA's Third Forum of Sociology. Deadline: Sept 30.

WSSF 2015: Transforming Global Relations for a Just World

13-16 September 2015 / Durban, South Africa

The World Social Science Forum 2015 is a flagship activity of ISSC, hosted by HSRC and CODESRIA.