Stigma and Children Born of War

Workshop at LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

"On 25 September, the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security held a workshop on the issue of Stigma and Children Born of War.  The workshop aimed to facilitate knowledge exchange, critical reflection and dialogue between academics, policymakers and civil society." 

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Reaching Hidden Populations via Participatory Research Methods...

... Workshop.

"This workshop will discuss how hidden populations, i.e. groups of people which are not accessible for research via standard research methods, may be reached through so called “Participatory Research Methods”. These methods imply that members of the population are included at one, several or all steps of the research process, such as the development of relevant questions, the spread of the questionnaire and the interpretation of results. The workshop will discuss advantages of such methods and give practical knowledge on how such research may be carried out. Further it will be discussed which problems may occur (specifically if the researched topic is very sensitive), what to keep in mind when working with “lay researchers”. In particular research projects on the group of Children Born of War will be used as example in the practical part of the course."

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Ute Baur-Timmerbrink...

... received the Bundesverdienstkreuz September 1st 2017.

"Im Auftrag des Bundespräsidenten hat Reinickendorfs Bezirksbürgermeister Frank Balzer (CDU) im Rahmen einer kleinen Feierstunde Frau Ute Baur-Timmerbrink das Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland überreicht."

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“Children, Youth, and War Symposium"

Call for Papers for “Children, Youth, and War Symposium,” University of Georgia.

A one-day symposium on Children, Youth, and War will be held at the University of Georgia on March 19, 2018.  Hosted by James Marten, Professor of History at Marquette University, and Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia, the symposium will provide an intense exploration of all aspects—on both the home front and the battlefront—of the experiences of children in times of war in all eras and throughout the world.  Interdisciplinary (although historically based) approaches are welcome.  “War” will be defined broadly to include irregular and undeclared wars, as well as the aftermath and meaning of wars. 

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De wieg van WO II.

Oorlogskinderen op de as Brussel-Berlijn.

"In de loop van de Tweede Wereldoorlog worden er in bezet België en in Duitsland zelf kinderen geboren uit Belgische vrouwen en Duitse mannen. Zij zijn oorlogskinderen in strikte zin: zonder de oorlog zouden hun ouders elkaar (hoogstwaarschijnlijk) niet hebben ontmoet."

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Close-to-home book...

explores fate of children born of conflict.

"When Gerlinda Swillen talks about war children, she has something specific in mind. Not simply children born during wartime or affected by a conflict, but those whose parents were on opposing sides. In the strictest sense, these children only exist because of the war."

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Research on Peacekeeper-Fathered Children in Haiti

"In November 2016, CHIBOW network coordinator Sabine Lee and CHIBOW partner Susan Bartels (Queen’s University Kingston and HHI) were awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council network grant for work on ‘Peace babies' - the unintended consequences of United Nations peacekeeping (AH/P006175/1) and a linked research grant under the PaCCS (Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research) scheme for a project on Peacekeeper Fathered Children in Haiti (AH/P008038/1)."

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”Krigsbørnskaravanen” on tour in Denmark

"The Educational Caravan of War Children in Denmark, an idea of Journalist Lotte Printz, was recently established by DKBF, and has achieved some financial support. The Caravan makes arrangements with schools across the country to have a one or two hours meeting with a single school class or a larger group of children. A Caravan visit may typically involve three war children of DKBF (possibly from the local region) ready to tell about their story and answer questions – all moderated by Lotte Printz such that a fruitful discussion may evolve."

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