Thursday, May 28, 2015
International Network for

Research on

Children Born of War



(02/2015) Symposium
Besatzungskinder und Wehrmachtskinder – Auf der Suche nach Identität und Resilienz, 7./8. May 2015 in Cologne. For programme and registration see here.

(01/2015) Art exhibit 'We are all the Same'Children, War, and Humanity in Northern Uganda,

Opening: Thursday January 15, 2015 @ 5pm, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

(12/2014) New Link

(12/2014) New publication: Besatzungskinder, tyskerbarn, Amerasians: Krigsbarn i historisk og internasjonal kontekst, Internasjonal Politikk 12/2014.

(09/2014) EU-ITN proposal "Children Born of War - Past, Present and Future" successful. 

(09/2014) Conference:  Children Born of World War II, 7./8. May 2015 at GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany.

(03/2014) AHRC supported project "Children born of War and Occupation" sucessfully finished.

for older news see here

Throughout history there have probably always been children born during and after conflicts and wars where the father has been a member of an enemy, allied or peacekeeping force and the mother a local citizen.

Although, information exists from research teams, organisations, individuals etc. who have been concerned with this topic there is still a big gap in information and knowledge.

The aim of this interdisciplinary and international research network on children born of war thus aims at bridging this gap by:

• Collecting  data and information on children born of war across time and nations and thereby expanding the evidence base.

 • Gathering research results, literature and on-going research on children born of war and promote collaborative research projects on the topic.

• Developing recommendations of best practices to secure the rights of children born of war in co-operation with NGO‘s and governmental organisations.
• Developing medical therapies focusing on the special needs of children born of war.

It is our hope that by addressing these issues at the societal and political level and advice national and international organisations we can promote the needs and rights of children born of war. 

INIRC supports the open access to research data initiative of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and takes part in the interest group "Data for Development"

Mother returned child soldier (with the Lord's Resistance Army) and father LRA member.
Source: CPA's photo gallery.

February 13th 2015
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