Leah Anyanwu

Leah Anyanwu

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Leah Anyanwu is an Ed. M. Human Development & Psychology candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. FXB: What do you see as the biggest overall challenges in Child Protection these days? Leah Anyanwu: The biggest challenge with Child Protection is the absence of a shared international approach for child safeguarding. The United Nations passed the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which has been signed by…

Han Choi

Han Choi

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Han Choi is a MSPH candidate in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. FXB: What do you see as the biggest overall challenges in Child Protection these days? Han Choi: In my opinion, one of the biggest overall challenges in child protection seems to be at a broader level of effective child protection systems and their relationships with governmental bodies. Agendas of child protection in trafficking, migration, etc.…

Aya Hijazi

Aya Hijazi

Harvard Kennedy School

Aya Hijazi is an Masters in Public Administration candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. FXB: What do you see as the biggest overall challenges in Child Protection these days? Children are not voters and they don’t have a voice. It’s their care takers that have to advocate for them, and more often than not, their caretakers need help themselves, or the ones putting them at risk. Thus, they remain the…

Adele Jasperse

Adelaida (Adele) Jasperse, JD

Harvard Medical School

Adelaida (Adele) Jasperse, JD, is a Masters of Bioethics candidate at the Harvard Medical School. FXB: What do you see as the biggest overall challenges in Child Protection these days? Adele Jasperse: In my view, the biggest overall challenge in Child Protection, nationally, is directing and aligning social services programs toward the primary goal of addressing the underlying conditions that give rise to child protections concerns, such as poverty, regional…

Janella Kang

Janella Kang

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Janella Kang is a Master of Science in Global Health and Population candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. FXB: What do you see as the biggest overall challenges in Child Protection these days? Janella Kang: Awareness of the issue and acceptance that change is needed FXB: How do you think academic and scholarly work can inform child protection approaches? Have you seen any good examples of…

Aybahar Qarqeen

Aybahar Qarqeen

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Aybahar Qarqeen is an Ed.M Human Development and Psychology candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. FXB: What do you see as the biggest overall challenges in Child Protection these days? Aybahar Qarqeen: Currently, one of the biggest challenges in child protection is mitigating the devastating impact of COVID-19 on children’s safety and well-being. The disruption in child protection services left children exposed to harm and with limited access…

Ginger Ramirez

Ginger Ramirez

Harvard Medical School

Ginger Ramirez lives in the Philippines and is a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery (MMSc-GHD) candidate at the Harvard Medical School. FXB: What do you see as the biggest overall challenges in Child Protection these days?  Ginger Ramirez: Mechanisms for exploitation and trafficking of children are evolving and so approaches for prevention, early detection, rescue, and litigation ought to be adaptive to the changing context. Online sexual…

Francesca Reznik

Francesca Reznik

Harvard Divinity School

Francesca Reznik is a Master of Theological Studies at the Harvard Divinity School. FXB: What do you see as the biggest overall challenges in Child Protection these days? Francesca Reznik: The biggest challenge to child protection in the United States is the lack of widespread rights-based view, as well as legal obstacles. FXB: How do you think academic and scholarly work can inform child protection approaches? Have you seen any…

Anshu S

Anshu Shroff

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Anshu Shroff, MS, is a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. FXB: What do you see as the biggest overall challenges in Child Protection these days?  Anshu Shroff: The field of Child Protection is inherently complex and interconnected with many sectors. In my opinion, the most significant challenge is to get people who are involved in other socio-political and development issues…

Gina Starfield

Gina Starfield

Harvard Law School

Gina Starfield is a Juris Doctor degree candidate at the Harvard Law School. FXB: What do you see as the biggest overall challenges in Child Protection these days?  Gina Starfield: One of the biggest challenges in Child Protection is achieving universal respect for children’s rights in international and domestic legal systems. We have made several normative commitments that have yet to be reflected in our laws and practices.  In the realm…