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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

Report published from our work in Mongolia

In 2020, we were commissioned by UNICEF Mongolia to carry out a country programme-informing evaluation of the implementation of the Law on Child Protection (CPL) in Mongolia. The final report, “Evaluation of the Implementation of the Law on Child Protection (LCP) in Mongolia”, has now been published and is available to view. You can check it out on our Publications page.

Marking International Women’s Day 2021

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, Coram International’s Director Professor Dame Carolyn Hamilton joined Dr Carol Homden and Social Historian Carol Harris in a virtual talk, presenting a history of the development of women’s rights and children’s rights. The talk, entitled “The March for Women’s and Children’s Rights” looked at some of the milestones which gave basic freedoms to women and children, exploring how campaigners argued against prevailing views that children were invisible and expendable.

New Projects begin at Coram International 

We are very proud to announce that we have recently started work on four new projects. This includes acting as consultants for UNICEF Iraq to review and propose amendments to the draft Child Protection Law. We are also carrying out an evaluation of UNICEF Philippines’ Child Protection Programme 2017-2020, which will assess the programme and identify lessons learned to help inform future child protection interventions. Working with UNICEF South Sudan, we are providing technical support to implement the South Sudan Child Act 2008 and the Justice for Children Strategic Framework. Finally, we have also been awarded a large-scale institutional contract to carry out a Situation Analysis of Children Affected by Migration in Southeast Asia on behalf of UNICEF EAPRO. We are very excited to be working with everyone involved across these projects. You can find out more information about each project on the relevant country page in our Where We Work section.

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.