Measuring prevalence of child protection issues- evidence from recent practice

Panel Discussion | Online

About the Event

Reliable estimates of crimes like human trafficking, child labor, child trafficking, sexual abuse, child marriage, etc. are important for raising public and political consciousness. It informs the allocation of limited criminal justice resources to the evaluation of prevention intervention and victim services programs. When exposure to or identification of participation or membership in the population could be potentially threatening (whether socially, physically, or legally) for an individual, the potential population at risk is difficult to estimate. This part of the population will not be easily quantified, and no sampling frame exists.
Athena Infonomics proposes a panel discussion on understanding the intricacies of different methods of measuring prevalence around child protection issues and their usage in different contexts.
The discussion will unfold with the importance of measuring prevalence around different child protection issues, followed by different methods used for estimating prevalence, and how it has been used in different countries. Further, we will tangent the discussion towards sharing practical experiences of undertaking measurements in the context of child labor, child marriage, child trafficking, sexual abuse, and online sexual abuse. We tend to discuss the steps for undertaken, our learnings, the results, and the challenges faced.


Name Title Biography
Dr. Timothy G. Edgemon Prevalence estimation expert Dr. Timothy is an assistant professor of sociology & criminology at Auburn University. His research projects focus on human trafficking victimization and labor exploitation in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how prison-level structures influence the mental health of incarcerated women.
Rohan Singh Senior Manager- Monitoring Evaluation and Learning, COF- Kawach project, British Asian Trust Rohan Singh is an experienced M&E professional with extensive in child protection issues in India & is currently leading the MEL function for the Kawach program at BAT focusing on a preventive approach to child protection issues in several states of India. Rohan has also worked with UNICEF & CRY.
Michael Joseph Senior Research and Evaluation specialist , International Justice Mission He has more than 10 years of experience in evaluation leadership, evidence synthesis, and partnership building, Michael has made significant contributions to organizations like the International Justice Mission, World Vision, and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
Anupama Ramaswamy Associate Director- MEL, Athena Infonomics Ms. Anupama has more than 10 years’ experience working in international development across multiple sectors, including workforce development, child protection, WASH, & public health. She also brings multidisciplinary expertise in leading project design, M&E, & qualitative research.


Name Title Biography
Vinaygam R Principal Consultant- MEL, Athena Infonomics R. Vinaygam is an experienced MEL professional with more than nine years of experience in the development sector, He specializes in quantitative research, experimental & quasi-experimental studies, needs assessments, mixed methods, and sampling methods. He has worked on research and evaluation studies across various portfolios like health, education, livelihood, child protection etc. for range of organizations including CIFF, UNICEF, GIZ, British Asian Trust, ILO, Freedom Fund. At Athena he leads the work on impact evaluation with focus on child protection trafficking in person and education. He has also worked for organizations such as Sattva Consulting, 3ie, the Population Council, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Development Solutions

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Evaluators Evaluation Comissioners Evaluation users Fragility, Conflict and Violence

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