Childwatch International Research Network

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Childwatch International Research Network is a worldwide, nongovernmental organisation of institutions engaged in child research. The goal of their collaboration is the promotion of child rights and the improvement of children’s well-being worldwide. Childwatch was founded in 1993 by the child well-being research community to respond to the 1990 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.The aim of Childwatch is to provide a platform for local, regional and national research efforts to increase more research-based policy world-wide and increase child research effectiveness globally. Childwatch is hosted at the University of Oslo.

Childwatch also helped to establish the International Society for Child Indicators.


There is extensive information on research activities in child well-being around the world. Furthermore, the news section is providing frequently updated information on conferences and new initiatives and reports on child well-being.



Child well-being

Childhood Journal

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood

External links

Childwatch International Research Network

Centre for Child-focused Anthropological Research at Brunel University