November 9, 2015 / Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of UN Women, United Nations spoke on “Gender and Violence: Time for Coordinated Global Action” at Yale University. Sponsored by Women Faculty Forum and the Colloquium on Violence, Intervention, and Agency at the MacMillan Center.
Scientific evidence supporting families and children as agents of change for peace
Young children and their families are progressively being exposed to greater violence in homes, schools and communities, and among nations. In our search for solutions we turn to science. Evidence from the field of early childhood development (ECD) clearly demonstrates that lasting and intergenerational change can occur through interventions early in life. To break the cycle of violence and promote peaceful societies, the developmental needs of young children must be the primary focus.
Yale University, UNICEF, AÇEV Foundation, and the Fetzer Institute and other global partners have embarked on a joint project to achieve the common objective of analyzing the linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and peace building through scientific research, to disseminate results and advocate for better policies on global platforms - as a pathway to sustainable peace.
Join us as we help grow the new ECD global movement to build peace. We invite you to explore this site and subscribe to our eNewsletter so that we can keep you informed of this developing body of 'new knowledge'. Science says Peace is possible!
In the Spotlight
The MacMillan Report with Guest, Dr. Rima Salah
Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families
VIDEO Rima Salah is an assistant clinical professor at the Yale Child Study Center and former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. Marilyn Wilkes of the MacMillan Report talks with Professor Salah about her new book, "Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families" that she edited in collaboration with Drs. James Leckman and Catherine Panter-Brick from Yale University.
The MacMillan Report is an online video interview show featuring the research of faculty in international and area studies.