Resource Centre

  • Under the Same Sky: How a year of COVID-19 affected Asia-Pacific Children

    A year after- as the world still grapples with COVID-19, children and families' lives are being turned upside down with devastating impacts on children and their rights. From health systems are being overwhelmed, economies are sliding down, and children ...

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  • Understanding the Relationship Between Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation: A statistical overview of their co-occurrence and risk factors

    The well-being of millions of girls around the world is threatened by child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Both child marriage and FGM have existed for generations due to gender inequality. In many countries where both practices are common, ...

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  • My New Normal: Qualitative study on childhood under school closure

    My New Normal is a small qualitative study in Nepal and Zambia, that explores the impact on children’s lives under COVID-19 restrictions, particularly school closures. The study was commissioned and supported by Save the Children Sponsorship programs ...

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  • “I Must Work to Eat”: Covid-19, poverty, and child labor in Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda

    Remarkable progresses in reducing child labor was made worldwide before the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic caused massive school closures and unprecedented loss of jobs and incomes for millions of families. This resulted in many children entering the ...

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  • Highlights from the Healthy Transitions for Nepali Youth Project Evaluation: Interest in self-care among adolescent girls and young women

    The Healthy Transitions for Nepali Youth Project aimed to improve reproductive, maternal and newborn health (RMNH) knowledge and practices among married and unmarried adolescent girls and young women (aged 15-24), as well as foster more equitable gender ...

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  • Child Sensitive Social Protection in Nepal Project Brief 2020

    The Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) project was initiated in 2011 in Nepal and is built on the understanding that government social protection programmes can play a key role in advancing the development of children. For this to materialise, ...

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  • The Legal Framework for Child Protection in South Asia

    Every child has the right to be protected from violence under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). All countries in South Asia are state parties to the UNCRC, and are thereby obliged to undertake all appropriate legislative ...

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  • Finding A Voice: Shifts in Reproductive Health Understanding, Attitudes, and Practices in Nepali Youth

    In Nepal, the average age for marriage is 17.9 for women and 21.7 for men. Nationally, modern contraceptive use among married adolescents (15–19) is only 15%. Karnali Pradesh Province has the second highest total fertility rate and second highest adolescent ...

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  • A Parenting Programme for the Child Grant: Facilitator Guide

    The Child Grant is a government of  Nepal cash transfer programme for children under 5 years aiming to reduce underweight.  Save the Children has developed a parenting programme for the families receiving this grant focusing on improving nutritional ...

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  • The Child Endowment Fund: A local government cash transfer for vulnerable children in Nepal

    This brief gives a general description of how local government in Nepal is establishing a cash transfer programme for vulnerable children with the help of Save the Children.

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  • Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in South Asia: Study results from Bangladesh and Nepal

    There are estimated to be 285 million child brides in South Asia. Child marriages can result in serious violations of human rights as it prevents the child from having a childhood where it can play and be protected. Although the child marriage rates ...

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  • Social Protection for Orphan and Vulnerable Children Advocacy Success 2020

    This report presents an overview of advocacy messages, methods, and outcomes in Nepal for improved social protection measures for orphan and vulnerable children.  

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  • A National Survey on Care of Possible Serious Bacterial Infection among Sick Young Infants 0-2 Months in Private Sector Medicine Shops and Clinics in Nepal

    Nepal has made significant progress in reducing child mortality from 153 per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 39 per 1,000 live births in 2016. Despite this progress, the latest Demographic Health Survey (DHS) estimates indicate that neonatal mortality contributes ...

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  • Guardians of the Planet: Asia Pacific children and youth voices on climate crisis and disaster risk reduction

    The worldwide youth movement that brought over 10 million people to the streets in September 2019, is calling on people across the world to take part in ‘climate strikes’. In Asia and the Pacific, from August 2019 to January 2020, a total of 9,681 ...

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  • Humanitarian Action for Children 2021: Nepal

    The population in Nepal is affected by recurrent natural disasters. The capacities of local government to response to needs has been stretched by the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has also undermined access to education and livelihoods. ...

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  • Understanding the Barriers and Enablers to Continue Quality Care Services for Management of Possible Severe Bacterial Infection by Private Sector Providers of Kavre, Nepal: A Qualitative study

    Nepal’s Every Newborn Action Plan 2015 aspires to reduce newborn deaths from 21 per 1000 in 2016 to 18.9 per 1,000 live births by 2020 and to 10.9 by 2035. Improving access for early diagnosis and prompt treatment of Possible Severe Bacterial Infection ...

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  • Community-Based Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial: Empowering households to identify and provide appropriate care for low-birthweight newborns in Nepal

    Most newborn deaths occur among those of low birthweight (LBWt), due to prematurity &/or impaired fetal growth. Simple practices can substantially mitigate this risk. In low-income country settings where many births occur at home, strategies are needed ...

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  • Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme 4th Cycle Asia Pacific: Residential Training Report

    Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme (CPiE PDP) is a six-month capacity building programme for mid-level child protection in emergencies practitioners. In the Asia Pacific region, three cycles have been completed since 2016 ...

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  • Mid-term Meta-Review of Save the Children Finland’s Child-Sensitive Social Protection Programme

    Save the Children Finland’s Global Programme 2017-2021 places special emphasis on the themes of child poverty, in particular Child-Sensitive Social Protection, and Child Protection. In 2019, an internal Mid-Term Review was carried out of seven projects ...

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  • Accelerating Localisation through Partnerships: Global report

    Local and national actors are in many cases crucial in humanitarian responses during conflict and crisis. There have been hundreds of reports written on the subject of localization, but very few on the role of partnership in relation to localization. ...

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