ECDevelopment

Parenting, attachement and a secure base for children A very important and well-documented report, highlighting the fundamental role of the parent as the first teacher but also as the first caregiver and  provider of love and security. Extracts - The Executive Summary: 1 - The bond that children...

Investing in the early years: a roadmap for sustainable futures WHAT: High-level event to discuss how investing early, even before birth, in young children’s development – through nutrition, health, education, sanitation, security, responsive caregiving and early learning – is one of the smartest interventions governments can...

"Education is very important for every child whether boy or girl. It is sad that some communities still discriminate against the education of the girl child. About 57 million children around the world are not going to school. The report, Children Still Battling to go to...

"It is a little known fact that Mumtaz Mahal, Mughul Emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite queen died due to complications related to repeated childbirth. For all its beauty, the Taj Mahal is a grim reminder of the fact that, even after 400 years, we seem to...

"By comparing the testosterone levels of five-month old pairs of twins, both identical and non-identical, University of Montreal researchers were able to establish that testosterone levels in infancy are not inherited genetically but rather determined by environmental factors. “Testosterone is a key hormone for the development...

"Early childhood development (ECD) is one of the most cost- effective investments a country can make to build human capital and promote sustainable development. Economic analyses from both the developed and developing world point to the same conclusion: Investing in the early years yields some...

"Because of their keen awareness and proven learning ability before birth, babies are a major, though generally unacknowledged, source of knowledge about the early origins of violence. Clinical and experimental evidence reveals that babies are exposed to considerable violence in the womb and at birth....

Commission on the Status of Women Sixty-first session 13-24 March 2017 Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century” Statement submitted by Federation Europeenne des Femmes Actives...

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