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  • ASEM Resource Centre: Child Welfare Inititative - "The Asia-Europe Child Welfare Initiative Resource Centre is an outcome of the second ASEM summit meeting in London in October 1998 where the Philippines and the United Kingdom presented a joint initiative to promote international co-operation on child welfare. The ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) countries comprise 26 partners : the European Union (represented by the European Commission) and its 15 Member States as well as ten Asian States. As agreed by all member states the ASEM Resource Centre has been established as a major resource and information base at the Centre for Europe's Children, University of Glasgow, which is hosting this web site"

  • Casa Alianza - "an independent, non profit organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation and defense of street children in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. Casa Alianza is the Latin American branch of the New York-based Covenant House, whose President is Sister Mary Rose McGeady D.C.. A leading advocate of children's rights in the region, Casa Alianza is headquartered in San José, Costa Rica"

  • Centre for Europe's Children - "the Documentation and Information Centre for the European Strategy for Children which the Council of Europe, in co-operation with UNICEF, intends to promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The strategy is intended to "serve as inspiration and guidance for senior policy-makers and all those who actively support children's causes in their respective activities." The aim of the Centre is to promote Children's Rights in Europe by the development of an information base, the promotion of good practice & policies; stimulating research & evaluation; and developing networks of policy makers and interested parties to share ideas and information"

  • Child Abuse Prevention Network (USA) - based at Cornell University, this network provides professional information on child abuse and its prevention

  • Child and Family WebGuide - excellent meta-site based at Tufts University (USA), which "describes and evaluates web sites that contain research-based information about child development. These web sites have been selected from thousands of sites about children, based primarily on the quality of the information provided. The goal of the WebGuide is to give the public easy access to the best child development information on the Web"

  • Child Rights Information Network - "a global network that disseminates information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and child rights amongst non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, inter-governmental organisation (IGOs), educational institutions, and other child rights experts. The Coordinating Unit is based in London, UK. The network is supported, and receives funding from, UNICEF, Rädda Barnen, Save the Children UK and the International Save the Children Alliance. CRIN has a membership of more than 1,100 organisations in over 100 countries. About 84 percent of our members are NGOs; and 55 percent are in the South (including 22 percent in Africa and 18 percent in Asia). In addition to working with member organisations, CRIN services the information needs of about 1,600 organisations and 60 individuals who have joined our mailing list. "

  • Child Welfare Homepage (USA) - "The focus of child welfare has historically been on insuring that all children have opportunity - that all children have a fair start. Our concern is to continue that tradition. The focus of our work is to examine the opportunities available to children and to further and enrich public discussion of this issue"

  • Child Welfare Resource Center (Canada)

  • Child Workers in Asia - a very resourceful web-site with lots of links to organizations and projects in other parts of the world

  • Childnet International - "a non-profit organisation, founded in 1995 and registered in the UK (charity reg. no 1053193). The HQ is in London, England but Childnet works around the world to promote children's interest in international communications. On this site you can find out how we are developing projects which promote the new media to children and widen access to those who are marginalised, as well as see how we are working at the strategic level on initiatives which protect children in the use of new technologies"

  • Children's Health Environmental Coalition Network (USA) - "protecting children and preventing childhood cancers and other illnesses, a national grassroots organization dedicated to helping you make choices that reflect every parent's love and concern for their children"

  • Children Now (USA) - Advocacy group for children in the USA, provides educational resources and excellent links to other children's www-sites

  • Children's Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto (Canada) - dedicated to protecting children and preventing child abuse and neglect

  • Children's Cancer Web - "this guide includes only links to pages which are specific to childhood cancer"

  • Children's Defense Fund (USA) - The Children's Defense Fund exists to provide a strong and effective voice for all the children of America, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. Our goal is to educate the nation about the needs of children and encourage preventive investment in children before they get sick, drop out of school, suffer family breakdown, or get into trouble.

  • Children's Environmental Health Network (USA) - a national project dedicated to pediatric environmental health. The Network is the only national multi-disciplinary project in the country whose sole purpose is to protect the health of children as it relates to environmental hazards

  • Children's House in Cyberspace - an international cooperative initiative dedicated to supporting the generation and dissemination of knowledge about children's issues, Children's House facilitates the translation of the benefits of research and programming into policy and practice

  • Children's Research Institute - "a free-standing research institute in Children's National Medical Center, a major academic pediatric medical center affiliated with The George Washington University in Washington, DC. CRI has basic and clinical investigators active in six research centers, and houses facilities in seventy-five thousand square feet of space equipped with general research laboratories as well as specialty laboratories and core facilities related to clinical research"

  • Children's Watch - "a non-governmental organization devoted to monitoring international compliance with children's human rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our goal is to shelter and protect the world's children, their human rights, their legal rights and their status as dignified persons. We publish information related to children's human rights worldwide. We monitor such issues as child labor, children in war, child sexual exploitation, child abuse and neglect, children's right to play, child health, child education, adoption, street children, and child refugees"

  • Coalition Against Prostitution and Child Abuse in Thailand (CAPCAT) - sometimes loading is pretty slow due to many gif-files

  • Community-based approaches to child health - an online publication of projects funded by USAID covering countries like Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, Bolivia, and Honduras; it offers comprehensive information on concepts, strategies, and research methods

  • European Association for Children in Hospital (EACH) - "the umbrella organisation for member associations involved in the welfare of all children before, during or after a hospital stay. Presently, associations from sixteen European countries are members of EACH"

  • European Childrens Network - a coalition of networks and organizations campagning for the rights and interests of children

  • Family Health Institute (USA) - founded by the Physicians for Social Responsibility, the United States affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipients of the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace, the Institute is particularly engaged in the prevention of domestic and community violence and children's and youth health

  • Future of Children - "published twice annually by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA. The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children's well-being"

  • Global ChildNet - Global ChildNet, with its headquarters in Vancouver, BC, was officially introduced at the Child Health 2000 World Congress. It is an organisation which uses the Internet to offer a range of easily accessible, child health related, on-line services. These services include databases and other information on issues related to the well-being of the world's children.

  • Growing Healthy Canadians. A Guide to Positive Child Development - "created to promote and illustrate a simple idea: that the healthy development of children and youth is a shared responsibility. There has been much debate about who should be doing what in order to grow healthy children. The truth is, everyone has important contributions to make in ensuring that young people are growing up in the kinds of conditions they require to thrive. At the same time, no one category of contributor--not families, communities, workplaces, not governments--can successfully raise the next generation on its own"

  • Health World - Helping children build healthy lives (USA) - "a children's hands-on health and learning center, located in the suburban community of Barrington, Illinois, opened on October 24th, 1995. Health World's mission is to help children build healthy lives. The hands-on interactive exhibits, discovery zones, classrooms and more bring to life an environment that is exciting and supplements the health education efforts of schools, families, youth organizations, health care and social associations"

  • KidsHealth - information about growth, food & fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments; you'll find health games, How The Body Works animations, the KidsVote health poll, and many more

  • Medicating Kids - "FRONTLINE examines the dramatic increase in the prescription of behavior-modifying drugs for children. Are these medications really necessary--and safe--for young children, or merely a harried nation's quick fix for annoying, yet age-appropriate, behavior?"

  • Parents Helping Parents (USA) - provides educational and social support for parents educating their children

  • Rainbow Child International - "Founded in 1984 by Sandy Taylor, Rainbow Child International (RCI) offers earth bonding and cultural arts workshops, multicultural storytelling, theater and performances focused on developing respect for self, others and the environment. RCI develops hands-on educational materials, books, audio cassettes and video tapes in close collaboration with cultural experts living both here and abroad"

  • Save The Children - an international non-governmental organization working for the well-being of children, particularly in so-called developing countries

  • Street Kids International - promotes independence and self-respect among street children around the world

  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • UNESCO - Innocence in Danger - "seeks to group together internet professionals and jurists, child protection specialists, personalities and political leaders in national action groups in order to sensitize world opinion and mobilize human, technical and financial resources"


  • WHO, Child Health and Development - This division works along the lines of integrated management of childhood illness and covers acute respiratory infections, diarrhoeal disease, cholera and others diseases.

  • World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, 27-31 August 1996, Stockholm (Sweden)

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