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Planting seeds for effective change: Lessons from the Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute - Shared screen with speaker view
Heather Hamilton
12:16
Hello, all, great to see you all here today! Sheela asked us to share what we see in the artwork... I think the hands look a bit like scary spiders in the artwork!
Zoe | ECFG| she/her
15:32
★ Today Ghazal Keshavarzian and Mark Canavera of the Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute will share insights from their new report, Dismantling and Reconstructing International Children’s Rights. Read it here: https://careandprotectionofchildrenlea.app.box.com/s/b8ut1khjqdwlkivqdk9enlp8vpo7h2z3/file/969964978038
sheela | ECFG | she/her
17:12
➡️Mark Canavera is the co-director of the Care and Protection of Children (CPC) Learning Network, an entity housed at the Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health that convenes academics, policymakers, and practitioners to promote innovative research, nurture communities of learning, and build the next generation of researchers and advocates for children and families worldwide. In this role, he coordinates research and advocacy efforts on children’s protection, care, health, and development in complex settings around the world. He serves as the co-chair, with the World Health Organization, of the INSPIRE Working Group to promote evidence-based strategies to prevent and reduce violence against children and as the co-lead of the Assessment, Measurement, and Evidence Working Group of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
sheela | ECFG | she/her
18:37
★ Over the last year, the Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute has released a series of six conversations that have helped raise awareness and recognition of how racism, patriarchy, and power are real drivers of inequality, ineffectiveness, and harm in the international child rights and protection sector. Find more information: http://www.cpcnetwork.org/reconstructing-childrens-rights-institute/
Souleymane Sagna
18:53
Hi All, Sorry I had to finish a call
sheela | ECFG | she/her
19:03
Welcome Souleymane! 🙂
sheela | ECFG | she/her
21:09
★ Over the last year, the Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute has released a series of six conversations that have helped raise awareness and recognition of how racism, patriarchy, and power are real drivers of inequality, ineffectiveness, and harm in the international child rights and protection sector. Find more information: http://www.cpcnetwork.org/reconstructing-childrens-rights-institute/
sheela | ECFG | she/her
26:52
➡️Ghazal Keshavarzian is an independent consultant with extensive experience working in child rights and protection, maternal and infant health, conflict resolution and human rights worldwide. Ghazal was the Director of the Elevate Children Funders Group. Under Ghazal’s strategic direction and leadership, ECFG has become the primary thought leader and go-to partner for donor coordination around global child rights and protection. Prior to joining ECFG, she was Senior Associate with Maestral International and provided technical and policy assistance to improve knowledge, policy and programming in relation to child rights and protection. Prior to joining Maestral, she managed the Better Care Network and managed inclusive education, conflict resolution and maternal health programs with a number of NGOs in Azerbaijan and the Republic of Georgia. Ghazal holds a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Elena Gillis
30:39
I'm having a hard time seeing the slide - there is a big black box in the middle of the screen. Is it just me?
sheela | ECFG | she/her
31:03
We are working on the boxes - thanks for flagging.
Elena Gillis
31:21
Awesome - thank you!
Sadaf Shallwani
34:58
So much truth and power
sheela | ECFG | she/her
35:52
“Reliance on good intentions, releases any form of accountability”!
sheela | ECFG | she/her
39:23
Conversation #3 is phenomenal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww1Dl0rYui0
sheela | ECFG | she/her
44:14
I was in awe from the political framing in Conversation #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHCqYK5PMIM
sheela | ECFG | she/her
48:28
★ Read more about these recommendations in the new report, Dismantling and Reconstructing International Children’s Rights: https://careandprotectionofchildrenlea.app.box.com/s/b8ut1khjqdwlkivqdk9enlp8vpo7h2z3/file/969964978038.
Heather | ECFG | she/her
50:03
It also depends on the definitions of risk!
sheela | ECFG | she/her
52:25
LOVE that!
Krista Riddley
56:19
Amazing work. Did you see any differences between humanitarian and development contexts? And would any particular strategies/solutions be more relevant for one vs. the other?
sheela | ECFG | she/her
58:18
Sounds like you might be interested in the DA Global work we will be launching (shoutout to Elena here, who is representing them!), I'll share more Jane!
Krista Riddley
01:02:16
True Mark
sheela | ECFG | she/her
01:02:29
Time for 1 more question!
Elena Gillis
01:02:51
Yes - there will definitely be relevant conversations about this global/local connection of power imbalances and how to position ourselves. Sheela can send info, but you can also reach out to me/Degan for questions or requests.If you want to have individual conversations and learning, though, that is something that I do with people - so happy to have a convo about that if you're interested. elenagillis39@gmail.com
Sarah Veilex
01:04:20
Apologies but I have to go to another meeting. Point that resonated was ‘nuclear family funded as the norm’. Am reading an oldish book ‘Escape from Childhood’ which prompts us to think about how alot of power frustrations / limitations are experienced by and imposed on children in nuclear family. Yes we export the model as the aspirational model. Thanks for a great session.
Maureen Greenwood
01:04:30
what are your next steps
Elena Gillis
01:05:25
Great way of phrasing that, Mark
Krista Riddley
01:07:02
development professionals often say they want to work themselves out of a job but in reality their is not an effort towards that really
sheela | ECFG | she/her
01:07:04
Supporting the people that need to be making the decisions <3
Mark Canavera
01:07:59
Exactly, Krista--and organizations are working towards self-sustaining or even growing!
sheela | ECFG | she/her
01:08:12
^ !!
Maureen Greenwood
01:09:25
Also recommend Femnist Frame for Funders at Edge Conference on these concepts and solutions https://www.edgefunders.org/conference-training-sessions./
Sarah Rank
01:10:22
Thank you so much for all your wonderful work!
Ghazal Keshavarzian
01:10:25
THank you ECFG and Maureen!
Mark Canavera
01:10:33
Many thanks to you!
Elena Gillis
01:10:34
Thank you!! Thanks for inviting me!
Heather | ECFG | she/her
01:10:38
Thanks, everyone!
Anna Windsor
01:10:38
Thank you Ghazal and Mark!