CBOW Annual Report 2022/2023

We are pleased to announce that the annual report 2022/2023 of the CBOW project is now public and available. The report includes information about the following topics: We would like to thank all the people that helped and supported us during the mentioned period. We are looking forward for many years to come.

New book released „Children and Youth at Risk in Times of Transition. International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives”

Yesterday, the edited volume „Children and Youth at Risk in Times of Transition. International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives” edited by Baard Herman Borge, Elke Kleinau and Ingvill Constanze Ødegaard was published online by De Gruyter. The book also includes six chapters on children born of war which may be of interest to CBOW project followers: Reflections on Methodological Approaches and Challenges …

BRIDGING ACADEMIA AND HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE POPULATION

By Ingvill Constanze Ødegaard: Last week, I had the honor to give a key note address at the international conference “BRIDGING ACADEMIA AND HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE POPULATION” in Bratislava, Slovakia, organised within the framework of the partnership between UNICEF and Comenius University Bratislava in the project “Supporting social work interventions with the refugee population and strengthening …

Norway published National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, 2023-2030, addresses children born of war

“The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer” – Fridtjof Nansen   After more than 20 years of constantly working to get the topic on the political agenda, we are happy to see that #Norway in its recently published National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, 2023-2030, addresses children born of war: …

Report by Dag Ellingsen, on the living conditions of Norwegian war children, has been translated into English

e are happy to share that a report published in 2004 by Dag Ellingsen, on the living conditions of Norwegian war children, has been translated from it’s orginal Norwegian, now into English with funding from the The Children Born of War Project 🙌 It’s a unique study that started with a sample of children registered in handwritten German war archives …

Journalist looking for CBOW from all over the world for interview

Sent on behalf of German journalist Astrid Probst I am Astrid Probst, freelance journalist, working for nationwide magazines in Germany (e.g., the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, one of the biggest newspapers in the German-speaking area).                Currently I am researching stories about children born of war. Though these children exist all over the world – for example from #WWII and other wars …

PhD defense of the Children Born of War Project founder Elin Festøy

Today, I followed the excellent PhD defense of the Children Born of War Project founder Elin Festøy online. Her artistic doctoral thesis at the Norwegian Film School, Innlandet University, explores how VR can be used to inform about the experiences of Children Born of War. Congratulations, Elin! For more information see: https://lnkd.in/eY37qQRU #CBOW #childrenbornofwar #VR #Filmskolen

UN OCHA visits GLOWA, Cameroon

Cameroon organisation, GLOWA, one of our 2022 funded projects, has been advocating tirelessly in the North West and South West regions of the country, to secure the recognition of victims of conflict related sexual violence as a vulnerable group deserving support, particuarly for children fathered by armed combatants. Their advocacy has reached the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UN …

Expert Roundtable on Children Born of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Breaking Down Barriers to the Rights to Identity and Nationality 27 June 2023, Geneva Last month, CBOW Project Managing Director and Chairwoman, Ingvill Constanze Ødegaard, participated in a roundtable event, hosted by Global Survivors Fund (GSF), which included diverse stakeholders from humanitarian, transitional justice and child protection sectors, as well as civil society representatives, victim/survivor activists, academics and a range …