Call For Abstracts

Call for abstracts has ended on October 5th

Information on abstract acceptance has been sent by email to the presenting authors/submitters on Friday, 19 October. In case you have not received the information, please contact immediately the VOICE Conference committee to

The VOICE Committee invites submissions of extended abstracts for academic research,policy review and recommendation, or program implementation in the area of Climate Change and Migration, Social Norms, and Children and Technology. Please see below the list of thematic areas and specific questions. The authors of the extended abstract will be required to fill out and submit the conference copyright and non-plagiarism declaration form, which will be provided later in the process.

Thematic Areas & Specific Questions
  • Children and migration
    • How do changing migration trends, (including climate and unprecedented levels of forced migration) impact children and families? What new promising configurations of families and support structures are emerging, and how can they be bolstered?

    • Are the strategies, policies, and programs that try to reach children in migration fit for purpose? What new conceptual and pragmatic approaches are best suited to improve the realization of children’s rights in light of forced migration

    • How are the humanitarian, emergency, and disaster risk reduction communities adapting their strategies to accommodate mass displacement, including extended ones? What promising practical efforts to adapt to new realities of forced migration and its impact on children and families are underway?

  • Toxic Social Norms and Values
    • Are there emerging global narratives on violence changing norms on violence against children,(with particular attention to vulnerable children)?

    • In what ways are social norms changing for the better or for the worse for children in settings around the world? What commonalities and differences can be observed across different social and cultural contexts?

    • What working interventions offer evidence of what helps enable a normative environment that is more supportive for children’s wellbeing?

    • What is the role that children, parents, and local leaders can play in changing social norms for children’s wellbeing? And what role can the activists, practitioners, and policymakers can play?

    • What best social norms evaluation practices are emerging from the field that could be adapted and used for other programmes in other contexts?

    • What are the critical ethical challenges in designing programmes to facilitate norms change for child wellbeing, and how do they influence programme design?

    • What recent advancement in the theory can help design more effective interventions?

  • Children and technology
    • What are the strategies that have been implemented to maximize the utilization of technology in child care?

    • In what ways does technology influence children’s activities and wellbeing?

    • How can activists, policy makers, scholars, and other relevant individuals maximize the potential of technology in child care without harming them?

    • What are the roles of parents, schools, and communities in ensuring the safety and benefits of technology in children’s lives?

We encourage researchers to answer our specific questions on each topic provided; however, other insights related to the topics are welcomed.

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