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Dedicated to the protection and promotion of children’s rights

Coram International works around the world and in the UK with governments, UN bodies, IGOs and NGOs to protect and promote children’s and young people’s human rights

Celebrating the CCLC’s 40th Anniversary

On 23rd November, the Coram Children’s Legal Centre, which Coram International is a part of, celebrated 40 years of work promoting and protecting children’s rights. This included speeches from our Director, Professor Dame Carolyn Hamilton, as well as special guest Sir Andrew McFarlane, and sketches of the event by illustrator Henny Beaumont. The event was live streamed, and is available to view here.

Report published from our work in Ghana

Coram International was contracted by UNICEF Ghana to conduct a formative evaluation of the Government of Ghana and UNICEF’s Child Protection Programme (2012-2019). The final report has been published and can be viewed here.

Presentation for Philippines Evaluation

On 10th November, Coram International hosted their Philippines Evaluation Final Presentation with participants including members from UNICEF Philippines, UNICEF EAPRO, DSWD, CWC, JJWC and Child Protection Network. 28 participants took part in a discussion to finalise the evaluation findings. We would like to extend our thanks to the participants for taking the time to provide their insights.

Coram International recruiting participants for mental health study

Too often, young people with mental health problems don’t get their voices heard. We are conducting a study into young people’s experiences of mental health inpatient units and are looking for young people to tell us their stories. Please visit the study’s page for further information.

What we do

Technical assistance

Coram International combines the excellent specialist expertise of our practitioner experts with robust research to deliver technical work of the highest standard. Our consultative and collaborative approach ensures that our technical work is evidence-based and context-tailored.

Research

Coram International specialises in the design and implementation of applied mixed methods research and evaluation, drawing on a range of quantitative, qualitative and participatory methods. We have a track record of producing high quality and accessible research publications for a broad range of policy, practitioner and academic audiences.

Themes

Coram International specialises in the rights of children and young people. Our expertise covers a high number of topics including child protection, justice and governance, gender equality, reproductive rights, counter-terrorism and extremism.

Situation Analysis of Women & Children in Malaysia

Kirsten Anderson, Ruth Barnes and Dr. Jastine Barrett

In 2018, Coram International was commissioned by UNICEF Malaysia to undertake a situation analysis of children, women and adolescents. The team, together with a national research institution and national experts, carried out analysis of existing administrative and survey datasets and other research to carry out an assessment of progress and remaining challenges in the achievement of international and national development targets in children’s rights in poverty and social protection; child protection; health; nutrition; WASH; and education.

The final report for this work has been published by UNICEF Malaysia. The Situation Analysis presents a broad assessment and analysis of the situation of children and women in Malaysia, and the realisation of their rights, identifying gaps and priority areas in which action should be taken to accelerate progress. The immediate purpose of this report is to inform the strategic planning discussions for the development of the UNICEF– Government of Malaysia Country Programme 2021-2025 and other planning processes.

Children in ASEAN; 30 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in ASEAN

UNICEF East Asia & Pacific

In November, UNICEF EAPRO published a report developed by Coram International marking 30 years of the UNCRC in the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Region. The publication “Children in ASEAN” is a landmark report that examines achievements across the ASEAN member States since the adoption of the Convention and looks to the future at remaining challenges and emerging issues.

Unlocking Children’s Rights

Coram International was co-funded by the EU’s Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Fund for a two-year project to develop training on child-friendly communication skills and child-rights informed practices for those working with children in justice, detention and residential care settings. These training materials are available for use, free of charge.