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Best of UNICEF Research 2015

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The Best of UNICEF Research, now in its third year, showcases and recognizes high-quality, high-impact research being done in the organization. The intention of the project is to communicate that UNICEF is often engaged in supporting a range of cutting-edge research to improve the lives of children. Yet this is often poorly known. The ‘Best of UNICEF Research’ initiative aims to change this perception. This publication presents summaries of twelve of the projects submitted to the 2015 Best of UNICEF Research competition which illustrate the range of research being undertaken. The 12 projects in the final selection cover many of the ‘traditional’ areas of UNICEF work (health, nutrition, sanitation and education), while also highlighting issues that have more recently gained prominence within the global policy agenda, such as social transfers, violence against children and school bullying, and various forms of inequality or exclusion

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East Asia and the Pacific: Violence against children in ASEAN countries - Applying international standards

Children are exposed to violence in all the world’s countries. It can threaten them in all spheres of their lives: at home; at school; at work; in the community generally; and within institutions. This research, conducted for UNICEF by Coram Children’s Legal Centre, assesses national laws on violence against children in the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to see if they comply with international standards – especially with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

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