International Child Development Initiatives
Welcome to the website of International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI). We are a knowledge organization in psychosocial development of children and young people growing up in difficult circumstances. ICDI believes in the power of children and young people, supporting their rights and addressing the underlying causes for the problems they face. We invite you to discover more about our work!
SPOTLIGHT: Girl Power!
The Girl Power programme, was an initiative of six Dutch organizations (Plan Netherlands, Women Win, Defense for Children, Child Helpline, Free Press Unlimited & ICDI).
Within Girl Power ICDI and its local partners were focused on the reduction of gender-based violence, the strengthening of child protection services, socio-economic empowerment and the access to quality education of girls and young women in Nicaragua, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Ethiopia.
The Girl Power programme ran until 2016, by which time we jointly have made a significant positive impact on the lives of adolescent girls and young women.
Visit the country specific project pages to know more about Girl Power:
Make sure you know the names and faces of the children you work for. In the end, that’s what ICDI is all about.
ICDI provided international expertise, networking and training, and as a result many villages in Pakistan are becoming child marriage free.
Saleem Malik, director of BedariLocal partner, Pakistan
All girls are valuable. Their development is the future.
Anke VervoordBoard member of ICDI and director of Vrouwen van Nu, Netherlands
Let’s do it together
To realize our dream of ‘a happy life for all children’ we want and need to work together with others who share our passion and professionalism. ICDI is always looking to build new partnerships.
At ICDI we believe in the power of cooperation. In partnership with other organizations we develop and implement projects that promote children’s well-being. Are you a local or international child rights organization? ICDI can support you through training, research and advice.
ICDI is a vibrant organization, constantly developing innovative initiatives that improve the well-being of children growing up in difficult circumstances. We need your support to turn our ideas into reality, scaling them up and making a difference.
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