ECPC supports the statement by N. Ireland-based global network that calls for an end to violence and respect for international law

by N. Shemrah Fallon, ECPC News

A wounded Palestinian girl is being brought to Shifa Hospital to receive treatment — 12 May 2021. (Photo by Mahmoud Issa / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images).
A wounded Palestinian girl is being brought to Shifa Hospital to receive treatment — 12 May 2021. (Photo by Mahmoud Issa / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images).
A wounded Palestinian girl is being brought to Shifa Hospital to receive treatment — 12 May 2021. (Photo by Mahmoud Issa / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images).

NEW YORK, NY — On 20 May 2021, the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) partner organization, The International Network on Peacebuilding with Young Children (INPB), based at Early Years - the organization for young children in Northern Ireland, released a statement demanding “an immediate ceasefire to the current attacks on civilians in Gaza, Jerusalem and elsewhere in the region”. The ECPC issues its strong stance of support for the INPB Statement in asserting…

Top experts advance a Global Call to Action at the G20 Civil Society (C20) Summit 2020 in response to the state of the world’s most vulnerable children during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

By the ECPC News Team

Cover of ECPC Panel Session Summary Report, G20 Civil Society 20 (C20) Virtual Summit 2020
Cover of ECPC Panel Session Summary Report, G20 Civil Society 20 (C20) Virtual Summit 2020
Cover of ECPC Panel Session Summary Report, G20 Civil Society 20 (C20) Virtual Summit 2020

G20 Civil Society 20 (C20) Summit 2020

The State of the World’s Most Vulnerable Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

At the G20 Civil Society 20 (C20) Virtual Summit — C20 Saudi Arabia 2020, the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC), by acceptance, held the live panel session Response to COVID-19 for Children in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings: The Promise of Early Childhood Development”. The new report “The State of the World’s Most Vulnerable Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”, provides a summary account of the C20 Summit ECPC Panel Session.

► READ the interactive and sharable C20 Summit ECPC panel session report: The State of the World’s Most Vulnerable Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic…

Spotlighting Early Childhood Development and Care Initiatives as a Foundation for Achieving Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women at the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

by guest author, Siobhán Golden, UN NGO Committee on Migration

Young mother wearing COVID-19 protection mask holds her young child while crossing a street. Photo by Marcin Jozwiak.
Young mother wearing COVID-19 protection mask holds her young child while crossing a street. Photo by Marcin Jozwiak.
Young mother wearing COVID-19 protection mask holds her young child while crossing a street. Photo by Marcin Jozwiak.

The World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP), held a parallel panel event on 17 February 2021 at the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) titled, “Achieving Women’s Empowerment and Early Childhood Development and Care: A Two-Generational Win-Win”. The topic complemented this year’s CSW65 priority theme, ‘Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.’

The Commission took place in a hybrid format with all…

By the ECPC News Team

James F. Leckman, MD, PhD, Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at Yale. Photo: Courtesy N. Shemrah Fallon.
James F. Leckman, MD, PhD, Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at Yale. Photo: Courtesy N. Shemrah Fallon.
James F. Leckman, MD, PhD, Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at Yale. Photo: Courtesy N. Shemrah Fallon.

On November 13, 2020, in Washington DC, The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) announced James F. Leckman, M.D., Ph.D., Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, as the recipient of AACAP’s 2020 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement.

This annual award recognizes the most significant paper by a child and adolescent psychiatrist published in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) during the previous year, based on a novel program, identified as an exemplar in…

Scholars around the globe honor the late Edward Zigler, founding father of Head Start and trailblazer in early childhood development, developmental science, and social policy, in a special journal issue.

By Bekir B. Artukoglu, Michael F. McCarthy, and N. Shemrah Fallon, ECPC News

Professor Edward Zigler. Photo: Courtesy The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy
Professor Edward Zigler. Photo: Courtesy The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy
Professor Edward Zigler. Photo: Courtesy The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy

Nearly three years ago, world scholars paid their last respects to Edward Zigler, a notable clinical psychologist and trailblazer in early childhood development, developmental science, and social policy as well as a champion of children’s rights. Today, scholars carry the torch lit by Zigler to areas across the globe on behalf of the children and families whom they benefit and serve as research scientists, practitioners, educators, program developers, and policymakers. The paper Pathways to a more peaceful and sustainable world: The transformative power of children in families

International women`s day poster. Profile faces of different races. © Sbego2000 | Dreamstime.com.
International women`s day poster. Profile faces of different races. © Sbego2000 | Dreamstime.com.
International women`s day poster. Profile faces of different races. © Sbego2000 | Dreamstime.com.

By H.E. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury

This year’s International Women’s Day comes as the world remains steeped in the COVID-19 pandemic and its staggering impacts on women — from being pushed into poverty, to loss of jobs as the informal economy shrinks, to an alarming spike in domestic violence and the unpaid care burden. Covid-19 has exacerbated the gender gap.

Women are almost twice as likely to become unemployed during the Covid-19 crisis, and trends indicate that the pandemic will vastly increase the poverty rate amongst women. In the US, the female workforce is now the lowest since 1988. Latino…

By Rima Salah, Chair of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium

UNICEF holiday greeting card. Photo: Rima Salah, PhD

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy and fruitful, safe and healthy, New Year. May 2021 ring in renewed peace and hope, the warmth of love and joy in our hearts, and success in all our endeavors as we work to improve the well-being of all families and children around the world.

Indeed, the year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging years that we as an international community have together faced. The COVID-19 pandemic…

ECPC international experts respond to COVID-19 for children in fragile and conflict-affected settings at this year’s Civil Society 20 (C20)’s virtual summit

By Michael McCarthy and N. Shemrah Fallon, ECPC News Team

C20 Summit 2020

On Saturday, October 10, international experts from the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) will discuss early childhood development (ECD) strategies in relation to COVID-19 at this year’s Civil Society 20 (C20)’s virtual annual summit). According to the C20, “This year’s summit is sure to be the biggest virtual gather of thousands of civil society leaders and change-makers in the G20 process”.

To register, see the section below: How to register to participate in the ECPC interactive panel discussion

ECPC Panel Session — COVID-19 Response & Recovery

In the ECPC panel discussion Response to COVID-19 for children in…

Artwork by the daughter of a Lebanese pediatrician conveys hope for children following Beirut Blast

By guest author, Rawane Issa

Support The Arab Network for Early Childhood Development poster. © Copyright 2020 Rawane Issa.

My poster story

It’s very impressive how art can be reimagined under different lights in ways even unforeseen to the authors themselves!

With respect to climate change, Lebanon has been recently going through numerous environmental catastrophes that include the August 4th explosion. To name some:

  1. Massive wildfires
  2. Unprecedented heatwaves
  3. Toxic dumps in both the Mediterranean and at the very source of food and water production lines
  4. Toxic fumes discharge, especially after the explosion, etc. With the economic collapse that is happening in Lebanon and the explosion of the port (i.e. …

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