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Social return from investing in child protection

There is little return from investments made in education, health or nutrition if young children live in a state of chronic stress because of violence within the home or community.

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This research speaks to the long term impacts that violence against children has had on their lives as adults. 

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Interesting stuff, Kate! Do you have initiatives to share which you feel are doing a good job of child protection that we could learn from here? Looking forward to seeing more of you on conversations across this challenge...

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Yes Meena I also work for the Caucus for Children's Rights who have extensive experience activating people to protect children and working with the Tanzanian Government to develop child protection systems. You may also be interested in my research www.doingtherightthing.co that explores how people behave pro-socially and protect children make meaning of their own behaviour.

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Wow – lots of goodness there, Kate! Feel free to create dedicated Research posts here on OpenIDEO about topics related to our challenge if you get time – especially highlighting successful / innovative solution-oriented initiatives we might learn from to fuel our collective thinking before our upcoming Ideas phase.

And here's a friendly tip: update your OpenIDEO profile so folks can dig who they're collaborating with here. Think skills, experience, passions & more. Looking forward to seeing more of you across conversations on this challenge...

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