Read the selected insights, thoughts and experiences of our staff and partners.

Building a Legal Framework for Public Policies on Early Childhood.

Published April 23, 2013

Speech by Lisa Jordan – Executive Director Bernard van Leer Foundation – given on April 16th 2013 in Brazil at the opening of The First International Seminar of the Parliamentary… Read more

Klokhuis series on child abuse

Published March 28, 2013

On 21 March I joined the premiere and press viewing of the Klokhuis series on child abuse in the public library of Amsterdam. The series is produced in cooperation between… Read more

Dr. Krishnan, a rights activist demands a mother tongue based early childhood education for tribal children.

Published March 18, 2013

Dr. Krishnan is the South India Regional Coordinator of National Advocacy Council for Development of Indigenous People (NAC-DIP). This is the national network that advocates for the rights and development… Read more

Hockey star Dilip Tirkey demands early learning in mother tongue for tribal children in India.

Published January 30, 2013

Dilip Tirkey is one of India’s ace hockey stars and a member of parliament. He became an ambassador for the campaign on Early Childhood Education in India last year. In… Read more

Address social roots of gun violence

Published January 16, 2013

Today, President Barack Obama announced his proposals to address gun violence in America. He was flanked by children who have written to him about their desire for change in the… Read more

Ending Violence in Children's Lives: A Resolution We Cannot Afford to Break

Published January 8, 2013

Following the mass shooting in Newtown, expressions of public outrage and sadness have been rampant. The demand for action appears unprecedented. But as we start 2013, we need to ask… Read more

The Citizen

Published January 8, 2013

Last year, I was asked to speak at an event about why making long-term investments in human capability is important despite all the immediate threats to an Open Society. My… Read more

Rally the voices of the community

Published December 20, 2012

Sir, Jacob Weisberg is right to call for a public health approach to gun violence, but he doesn’t do justice to the importance of culture change – an important component… Read more

Safe Diwali for a Safe Bachpan (Childhood).

Published December 13, 2012

What can we as a generation give our children ...nothing better than a smile? On the occasion of Diwali accorded as 'festival of lights', in India the Campaign team of… Read more

Poverty: what is it?

Published November 29, 2012

What is poverty? What is it like to be poor? How does it shape your life? The stories in these films look at what poverty is and why it's a… Read more