UNICEF's Vision for Elevating Parenting

A strategic note


UNICEF’s vision for integrated, multilevel programming moves beyond approaching parents as recipients of information or education, to a more
collaborative partnership where there is a co-construction of support for the child as well as for/with the parents themselves. Key features include:

  1. moving towards strengths-based rather than “deficit-focused” approaches
  2. employing a life course lens
  3. meeting systems where they are and elevating parenting support in existing platforms
  4. explicit articulation of gender-responsive and disability-inclusive approaches
  5. focus on culturally responsive community engagement and empowerment,
  6. and promoting enabling environments to support parents and caregivers.

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