International Child Development Initiatives
ICDI is a Dutch non-profit organisation with a world wide brief, and a focus on developing countries. ICDI promotes the well-being of children growing up in difficult circumstances. We work to improve the policies and practices which affect these children by assisting in the development of local capacity (of children, their communities, organizations, and authorities). We believe in the power of children and young people, supporting their rights and addressing the underlying causes for the problems they face.
2013 Child and Youth Development Course started|
07-05-2013 Every year from April to June the Institute of Social Studies (www.iss.nl) in The Hague and ICDI organize a 10 week diploma course for child care professionals from around the world. This year 8 students have enrolled, from a diverse range of countries such as for example Ethiopia, Philippines, Argentina, Pakistan and Austria. For 10 weeks they will stay at the campus of ISS in The Hague, whilst following daily lectures on topics like violence against children, child and youth participation, gender development, early childhood, children with special needs, foster care, research with children, and so forth. Next to this the students will go on several field trips to see interesting child and youth related projects in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Child and Youth Development course can be seen as a basic training in child and youth issues, and should be considered mandatory for anybody working with kids and young people. For more info on how to register for the CYD course 2014 please go to http://www.iss.nl/education/postgraduate_courses/children_youth_and_development_cyd/ Read more...
De Child Rights Alliance, waarvan ICDI deel uitmaakt, steunt de nieuwe koers die minister Ploumen is ingeslagen met vrouwenrechten als speerpunt in haar nieuwe beleidsnota. De ambitie om armoede in één generatie uit te bannen, is alleen haalbaar als de ontwikkeling van meisjes ook expliciete aandacht krijgt. Om ervoor te zorgen dat de toenemende welvaart door de economische groei in de wereld ook eerlijk verdeeld wordt, blijven krachtige maatschappelijke organisaties van essentieel belang.Read more...
Successful Grundtvig-ICDI workshop ‘Non-punitive approaches to child rearing and anti-dotes to violence: promoting non-violent pedagogical methods to reduce violence against children’ |
19-04-2013 During the week of 8-12 April, ICDI hosted a workshop for 16 participants from nine different European countries on non-punitive approaches to child rearing and anti-dotes to violence against children. During the course of the week, participants engaged with these key thematic areas during interactive workshop sessions and exchange visits to a range of community based services and initiatives. Read more...