The recent G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg made headlines around the world as people listened with a mixture of hope and dread for clues about the new world order, and watched as the host city struggled to contain violent protests. In this personal blog, the historian, anthropologist and Hamburg resident Darijana Hahn reflects on the summit’s impact...Read more
|Comment|author: Darijana Hahn

Using the law for children’s rights

The Children’s Rights International Network (CRIN) has published a new guide for advocates seeking legal avenues to protect and defend children’s rights. Here, CRIN sets out its rationale for the publication, which can be downloaded...Read more
|Comment|author: Children's Rights International Network

Street play and everyday relationships

Children are at the heart of the street play movement, but geographer and academic Alison Stenning, reporting here from the Play And Playwork conference in Leeds this week, also sees exciting research opportunities into its...Read more
|Comment|author: Alison Stenning

iVamos Afuera! – taking it outside in California

In this second part of their article about revisioning outdoor space as places of belonging, Jordin Simons and Victoria Derr explore one approach to building community connections to parks through a statewide initiative to engage children...Read more
|Comment|author: Victoria Derr

Value beyond money – part 2

In this second part of her essay about the unique contribution of children’s charities, Kathy Evans calls on policymakers to recognise the true worth of the voluntary sector, and to embrace different and more appropriate models of...Read more
|Comment|author: Kathy Evans

Value beyond money

Since the industrial revolution and before, some of the most vulnerable children of the world’s cities have been supported, cared for and championed by voluntary-managed organisations that complement and sometimes challenge the role of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Kathy Evans

Supporting play for children in crisis

The International Play Association (IPA) has published a report of its work to support access to play opportunities for children living in crisis. Adrian Voce reports. The IPA World Conference in Istanbul 2014 agreed to undertake...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Play policy push in South Africa

On 31 May 2017, the national play advocacy body, A Chance to Play Southern Africa (ACTPSA) launched its new campaigning document, The Child’s Right to Play: a policy brief for South Africa, in Johannesburg. Adrian Voce reports on...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce