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The latest news about the Bernard van Leer Foundation, our partners and the issues we work on.

Vote for the Dutch Professor on Fatherhood to win the New Scientist Talent Award!

Published August 23, 2016
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Renske Keizer, of the University of Amsterdam, is the world's first Professor on Fatherhood. Her research focuses on the ways in which fathers influence the development of their children, and… Read More

INFANT – Children as agents of change

Published August 17, 2016
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This video showcases the work of our partner INFANT in Peru. INFANT helps children to amplify their voices in campaigning for a safe, nurturing society through events like the Water… Read More

#MakingChildrenSafer, join the campaign!

Published August 11, 2016
Child Security Index (CSI) - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Igarapé Institute and several partners are launching a campaign called #MakingChildrenSafer (#SegurançaAssuntodeCriança) to raise awareness about the ways in which children are affected by violence. They want to give… Read More

In the media: A powerful, unexpected voice for kids in Uganda

Published August 11, 2016
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Read about Private Sector Foundation's Uganda's ground-breaking work with ReadyNation to build a network of business champions for early childhood. Their collaboration - The Early Steps Programme, supported by the… Read More

Dutch child abuse monitoring system now includes domestic violence

Published July 26, 2016
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Starting today, the Monitor Aanpak Kindermishandeling ("Monitor Approach Child Abuse") also tackles domestic violence, becoming the Monitor Aanpak Kindermishandeling en Huiselijk Geweld. Over 200 municipalities in the Netherlands already use… Read More

Join the event: Prioritizing children and youth within the New Urban Agenda

Published July 26, 2016
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During the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) session of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (25-27 July, Surabaya, Indonesia), the National Institute of Urban Affairs, with support from… Read More

Blog: Marking a New Era for Young Children and Families Around the World

Published July 25, 2016
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Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, written by Joan Lombardi, about the early childhood development field and the launch of our journal Early Childhood Matters… Read More

Brazilian partner wins the 2016 Calouste Gulbenkian Prize

Published July 20, 2016
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A partner of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, the Sustainable Amazonas Foundation, has won the 2016 Calouste Gulbenkian Prize. The prize, worth EUR 250,000, was set up to recognise defence… Read More

Blog: Interview with Gabriel Herrera Céspedes

Published July 20, 2016
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In this interview on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, Gabriel Herrera Céspedes, 12-year old child advocate from INFANT, talks about his role in getting the law approved, the next… Read More

Blog: Winning the Hero Award

Published July 6, 2016
Winning the Hero Award - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, written by Rupak Kumar Gouda, child leader from the Humara Bachpan Campaign. Read More