Where Child Protection and Education in Emergency Cross: A mapping by the INEE Advocacy Working Group
This paper provides a mapping of the critical intersections between child protection (CP) and education in emergencies (EiE). The hope is that this mapping will help to establish research parameters around which the two sectors can conduct strategic and focused advocacy that will strengthen the quality of both child protection and education responses in times of emergency. The hope is also that it will encourage further joint planning and programming where possible between the two sectors, as well increase understanding within the two communities of the protective role education plays in emergencies, and vice versa.
The mapping is informed by two research questions:
1) Primary research question: What are the critical intersections between child protection and education in emergencies?
2) Secondary research question: What are the protective roles and elements of education according to the CP field and according to the EiE field?
This paper is a summary of the findings of an analysis of literature selected from both the CP and EiE fields. The research and analysis were commissioned by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies’ Advocacy Working Group (INEE AWG) and carried out by Andrea Diaz-Varela (Right to Play), with support from Rita Lo and Anna Freyer (New York University). Peter Hyll-Larsen, Lindsey Fraser, Lauren Gerken and Amber Heuvelmans (all INEE) assisted in the finalization of the paper.