Research reports

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A Poor Beginning
A study examining poverty-related problems among young adults in the Caribbean Netherlands

National Ombudsman/The Children's Ombudsman

 

2020

71

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This report is the second in a series of three examining poverty-related problems in the Caribbean Netherlands. It presents the findings of joint research conducted by the Ombudsman for Children and the National Ombudsman, focusing on children and young adults growing up in poverty. We believe that this group deserves special attention because they still have their entire future before them.  Young people not only suffer the immediate effects of poverty; their situation determines their opportunities and future prospects.

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 Many find themselves in a downwards spiral that is virtually impossible to escape. In this report, we describe the ‘vicious
circle of poverty’ in which they grow up. More importantly, we demonstrate that there are indeed ways of breaking that circle. This is crucial: if we can improve the lives of today’s younger generation, there will be a domino effect for the generations yet to come.

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Measuring Violence against Children
Inventory and assessment of quantitative studies

Unicef

Techical Working Group on Data Collection on Violence against Children
Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group

 

2014

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Research and data on violence against children are scarce and inconsistent, especially in low- and middle-income countries. As a result, rigorous evidence on the extent, nature and impact of violence against children and on the underlying social norms and attitudes that perpetuate it is limited. Robust data are needed to develop evidence-based programmes and policies that can prevent and respond to violence, to establish baselines and monitor

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progress, and for advocacy. Such data are also needed to inform the development of and improve campaigns, laws, regulations and services that contribute to children’s protection and well-being. This review focused mainly on studies conducted in low- and middle-income countries; however, three studies from Western Europe (Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and one study from the United States were also included. The review was based upon interviews with key informants, the identification of large-scale studies on violence against children, and an in-depth assessment of surveys from six countries and one subregion: Chile, the Eastern Caribbean, Georgia, India, the Republic of Moldova, the United Kingdom and the United Republic of Tanzania. Surveys conducted as part of larger international survey programmes, such as the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys and Demographic and Health Surveys, were not included in the review.

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Basic police care in the Caribbean Netherlands.
Research into the organization and functioning of the BPZ department of the Dutch Caribbean Police Force

Law Enforcement Council

 

2018

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Dutch

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For this investigation, the Council interviewed several dozen police officers from the KPCN, as well as representatives of chain partners of the force and employees of the Ministry of Justice and Security.

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If You Ask Us.
The Ombudsman for Children on a children's rights tour in the Caribbean Netherlands

Kinderombudsman

 

2017

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The Caribbean Children's Rights Tour The Netherlands revolved around four main questions:

1. How are the children and youth in the Caribbean part of The Netherlands and what do they think of their life?

 

2. What should be done according to these children and youth to improve their situation?

 

3. What do Dutch Caribbean children and youth think think is important and what do they want to have a say in and co-decide about? Are they capable yet?

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4. What according to adults in the Caribbean Netherlands is the biggest concern about the situation of children and youth on the islands?

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An eye for the elderly in the Caribbean Netherlands.

 

A study into poverty-related problems of AOV beneficiaries who live around or below the poverty line in the Caribbean Netherlands

Nationale Ombudsman

 

2019

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The problem of poverty is a theme that has received special attention from the National Ombudsman in recent years, not only when it comes to the European Netherlands. He believes it is important that the Caribbean Netherlands is not forgotten. Especially now that it has been established that poverty has increased since 2010 and a significant portion of the people are struggling to make ends meet.

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The dire poverty on the three islands and the signs that this is not going to change are a cause for concern to the National Ombudsman. All the more so because these are municipalities within the Dutch state for which the Dutch government bears responsibility. The (thematic) study will consist of three sub-studies, in which the National Ombudsman identifies the (financial) bottlenecks encountered by three 'groups' of vulnerable citizens and what the role of the government is. A separate investigation is being conducted into these groups. This concerns: AOV persons who live around or below the poverty line; single parents living in poverty with their children; and vulnerable young adults who, once they turn eighteen, are left to fend for themselves. The National Ombudsman initiates these investigations to obtain an (even) better picture of the poverty problem in the Caribbean Netherlands. This report describes the first study: the study that focuses on AOV beneficiaries.

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Adolescent Health and Sexuality.
A report on the adolescent health and sexuality survey

Pan American Health Organization

 

2011

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This report presents the findings of the Adolescent Health and Sexuality Survey conducted in St. Eustatius in November 2011. The study was completed under the project “Strengthening the Integration of British and Dutch OCTs in the Regional Response to HIV” which is financed by the European Commission. One of the priorities in the area of prevention is the strengthening of territory capacity to develop and implement HIV/STI prevention programs for young persons.

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Given the critical importance of strategic information to facilitate targeted program planning and development for young people, it was decided to support the implementation of an adolescent health study, focusing on sexuality and HIV, in the participating territories.

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Security image BES 2018.
An investigation into the practical tools to tackle crime and insecurity on Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

Public Prosecution Service Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba

 

2019

74

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For this report, the Public Prosecution Service asked for a practical focused image that offers tools for raising the integrated approach on the BES islands to a higher level in the short term. The aim of the new security picture is therefore not so much to gain insight into the nature, scope and background of crime problems, but to find starting points for interventions.

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