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Promundo and National Early Childhood Network Deliver Recommendations on Preventing Violence in Early Childhood to Rio de Janeiro Government

April 13, 2015

On April 9, the legislative, executive, and judicial bodies in Rio de Janeiro signed an agreement on the protection of the rights of children and youth. Representatives from Rio de Janeiro’s State Court, the City Hall, the State Attorney General, the Ombudsman, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), mayors from other municipalities, and other state…
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Promundo and RWAMREC Launch Impact Evaluation of Fathers’ Groups in Rwanda

April 10, 2015

Group education for young and expecting fathers is one of the cornerstones of the MenCare+ program in Rwanda. Since 2014, more than 1,000 men and their partners have participated in 15 weekly sessions to promote men’s greater involvement in caregiving and in maternal, newborn, and child health. Fathers’ group participants, their partners, and community members…
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Incarcerating Teenagers in a Failed Prison System Does Not Solve the Problem of Violence – and Reducing the Age of Criminal Responsibility is a Big Mistake

April 8, 2015

On March 31st, Brazil took a step backwards in the fight for human rights, especially those of children and adolescents. On that day, Brazil’s proposed constitutional amendment “PEC 171/1993,” which would amend the country’s constitution to lower the national age of criminal responsibility – allowing 16 and 17 year olds to be legally prosecuted as…
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