Research on violence against children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Guidance to inform ethical data collection and evidence generation.
United Nations Children’s Fund. (2020). Research on violence against children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Guidance to inform ethical data collection and evidence generation. New York: UNICEF.
Description: Research and data are important to draw attention to the experiences of children during the COVID-19 pandemic, to advocate for a range of protection services to be available during the crisis and beyond, and to inform the design of violence against children (VAC) prevention and response programmes. That said, the need for evidence must be balanced against the substantial risks to children, families and even researchers participating in violence-related research and data collection efforts. These risks are always present, but are likely to be amplified in the context of COVID-19, which may require rapid research, often via remote methods such as mobile phones or the Internet.
This UNICEF publication addresses key questions on generating evidence on violence against children during the pandemic. The publication also includes a decision tree to guide those considering conducting research and data collection on VAC during COVID-19.
The full report, including the decision tree, are freely available to download via the Publisher’s Link below.Publisher’s Link