Newsletter, May 2015



Central African Republic: Child Protection Minimum Standards Workshops in the Central African Republic. Read more >
Lebanon: Child Protection in Emergencies Training of Trainers and Child Protection Minimum Standards Facilitation Workshop. Read more >
USA: Child Protection Rapid Assessment Training of Trainers. Read more >

Sphere Training Package 2015

A new training resource covering virtually all aspects of the use of Sphere humanitarian standards is available in English with some modules translated into French and Spanish. An Arabic translation is underway. The package only exists in electronic format and can be freely downloaded from the Sphere Project website.
Welcome! Gail Janjua will be interning with the CPWG in Geneva for three months. Gail has recently completed coursework and will be graduating with a Master's degree in social work upon completion of this internship. Gail is Canadian and her degree specializes in International Community Development (macro), while her work background has focused on micro social work. Gail speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi.  
Child Protection in Emergencies Diploma 

The Residential module of the first ever Child Protection in Emergencies Postgraduate Diploma is currently underway at the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa!

16 students from 13 countries and a range of backgrounds have come together to study the theories, commitments and competencies for rights-based CPiE, to share their experiences and learn from each other. Over the course of the three weeks the students will engage with the faculty team at UKZN, guest lecturers from across the CPWG and Child Protection practitioners from South Africa and beyond. 

It is hugely exciting to see the culmination of five years' work at UKZN and the CPWG, and to meet the first cohort of students!

Applications for the next 18 month part-time Postgraduate Diploma, beginning January 2016, are open now. Read more > 

CPMS Task Force

In addition to the successful events in the Central African Republic and Lebanon, the CPMS Task Force would like to announce two new translations: Child Protection Minimum Standards, Urdu, and Child Protection Minimum Standards Summary version, Arabic. Russian, Bahasa and Nepali will be available shortly, so watch this space!

In April, the Task Force held its biannual meeting in Geneva. Participants came together to discuss topics including the new draft monitoring framework, programme cycle management guidance and overall Task Force strategy and workplan 2016-2019.   

International Mine Awareness Day 2015

April 4 marked International Mine Awareness day. The danger of landmines and other explosive remnants of war continues for many years after peace agreements have been signed and bullets have stopped. The threat is especially serious for children. Humanitarian mine action must focus on safety, victim support, clearance and advocacy.

Read more here > and here >  

Learning and Development Task Force

The CPWG Learning and Development Task Force, with support from UNICEF and Plan International, held a face-to-face Child Protection in Emergencies training in Bangkok, Thailand, 20-24 April. The aim of the training was to improve and increase the knowledge, skills, confidence and overall capacity of practitioners in the technical area of child protection in emergencies. 25 participants from 7 organizations (Save the Children, World Vision, PLan International, UNICEF, ACTED, Terre des hommes, Danish Refugee Council) and one academic institution (University of KwaZulu Natal) attended. The training addressed the various learning needs of child protection in emergencies practitioners with different backgrounds and levels of experience, facilitating mutual learning. Participants rated the value of the training as high. 


  • The Hague, The Netherlands: Symposium on children's mental health and wellbeing in protracted armed conflicts, UNICEF and the government of the Netherlands, 26-28 May 2015. Read more >
For more recent and upcoming CPMS events, read more >

New videos available on the CPWG YouTube channel.

Watch now >

The Independent Whole of System Review of Protection in Humanitarian Crises is currently being finalized and will be available shortly. Watch this space!

Additional new publications are available at
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