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Rally the voices of the community 22-12-2012

The importance of culture change in violence against children is highlighted by Michael J. Feigelson, BvLF's programme director in a recent letter to FT.com

Mr Weisberg’s call for a public health approach to gun violence (Bloomberg shows the way on gun control ) will help make things better but, paired with a culture change strategy, we can do even more to honour the victims of Newtown and the 3,000 American kids killed by gun violence every year... read on FT.com

Happy Holidays! 20-12-2012

Please note that the Bernard van Leer Foundation office will be closed during the Holiday season. We are back in the office again on Wednesday January 2nd, 2013.

We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Needless tragedy in Newtown 17-12-2012

One thing needs to be said before we start off this week: our thoughts are with the parents, families, relatives and friends of the innocent victims of the needless tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Global Fund for Children featured charity for the FT 2012 Seasonal Appeal 06-12-2012

The Global Fund for Children has been selected as the featured charity for the Financial Times 2012 Seasonal Appeal. It was chosen by staff vote out of hundreds of applicants because of its unwavering dedication to transform the lives of the world's most vulnerable children.

The Financial Times will run twice-weekly editorials to raise the visibility of vulnerable children and the grassroots organizations that defend their rights.

BvLF supporting the Why Poverty? Campaign 03-12-2012

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is pleased to be supporting the Why Poverty? Campaign, which is launching around the world this week with films intended to provoke viewers to ask the question: Why Poverty? We would like you to be part of this campaign. Please watch the films we’ve selected that stress the issues of poverty and young children, and share them with others.

Policy Round Table on Early Childhood Education and Care 27-11-2012

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is supporting the Policy Round Table discussion on Early Childhood Education today and tomorrow in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Eurochild
is organizing the Policy Round Table on ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) aiming to promote an European framework for quality in ECEC. It will bring together Eurochild members and national policy experts to discuss follow-up to the European Commission Communication and Council Conclusions on “Early childhood education and care: providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow”.

Introducing the Encyclopaedia on Early Childhood Development 27-11-2012

The latest edition of Early Childhood Matters contains content developed in collaboration with the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, an initiative of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Childhood Development. BvLF has contributed to development of the encyclopaedia's articles on societal violence in relation to early childhood.

Intended for policy-makers, service planners and providers, and parents, the online encyclopaedia is available to browse, free of charge, in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Finding Josephine - Why Poverty? 22-11-2012

UGANDA: Who really benefits?

A family has been supporting a child in Uganda via a charity for three years. The father and small daughter travel from UK to Uganda to see if charity makes any difference: to them or to the child they are supporting.

Why Poverty? is a ground breaking, cross-media event, online and on TV, using films to get people to talk about poverty.


BvLF is one of the supporters of this event reaching more than 500 million people around the world via television, radio, internet and live events in November 2012. Launching during one intense week, people around the world will be asking the question WHY POVERTY?

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