Who We Are

Stichting IPA (Parents International) is established with the mission of supporting parents around the world to become game-changers by helping their children to grow up happy and healthy 21st century citizens. By becoming the best parents of our children we can ensure the future of not only our children, but also the well-being of mankind. The UN Convention the Rights of the Child, the piece of legislation that establishes the rights and duties of parents for the best interest of...

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Summit Report

Three exciting days of plenary presentations, participatory workshops, brainstorming and informal networking – this was...

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Commitment day

Commitment day has been around for years, because let’s be honest: what could deserve its own day more than the beautiful thing that is commitment? ...

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Science fiction day

Science fiction fans around the world celebrate January 2 as Science Fiction Day. It celebrates science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's official birthday. ...

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World Braille day

World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. The day recognizes the contributions of Louis Braille in ...

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World Environmental Education Day

Every January 26th we celebrate the World Environmental Education Day. This has its origin date from 1972 with the Declaration of the United Nations Conference ...

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International Book Giving Day

14th February is about getting books into the hands of as many children as possible on 14th February #bookgivingday Parents International has supported the initiative since ...

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International Childhood Cancer Day

International Childhood Cancer Day is celebrated annually on 15 February to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and ...

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World Day of Social Justice

The World Summit for Social Development was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1995 and resulted in the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action. At this ...

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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Languages are the most powerful instruments ...

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Zero Discrimination Day

On 1 March, people around the world join together to celebrate Zero Discrimination Day. The UN first celebrated Zero Discrimination Day on March 1, 2014, ...

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International Women’s Day 

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for ...

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Father’s Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated ...

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World Down Syndrome Day

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, exists in all regions across the globe ...

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World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism – and others living with autism – face ...

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The International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness ...

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International Missing Children’s Day

Launched in 1998 as a joint venture of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children(ICMEC) and the US's National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Global Missing ...

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Global Day of Parents

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 ...

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Library Articles

Muslim Mothers and their Children’s Schooling

This book by Suma Din brings the voices of Muslim mothers into the discourse on parent–school relations. What they say is essential reading for teachers, student teachers, sociology of education students, policymakers and those working with families. Suma Din’s study gives voice to over 50 women from a wide range of African, Arab and Asian […]

Council of Europe Recommendations on Digital Citizenship Education

Parents International is proud to having been part of the expert group developing the recommendations that were adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 21 November 2019. It consists of key recommendations, already mentioning the need to engage all stakeholders, including parents, and a detailed annex that acknowledges the role of parents as educators in […]

Parental involvement among Jewish and Arab parents: Patterns and contextual predictors

This study examines the motivational factors of Jewish and Arab parental involvement (PI) in a multicultural
city in Israel. Participants were 473 individuals comprised of 54.6% Jewish and 45.5% Arab parents of primary
school children. Findings indicate that Jewish and Arab parents most often become involved at home as a result
of their children’s invitation. Arab parents show higher involvement in school and the community than Jewish
parents. We will elaborate on the cultural differences that affect the motivational factors of Jewish and Arab
parents to become involved in their children’s education.

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