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India is a story of gains and gaps: UNICEF Representative
Aug 07, 2013 Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
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Floods, drought in Sri Lanka exacerbate vulnerability
Jan 21, 2013 Before the twin floods, the northern and eastern regions of Sri Lanka, bore the brunt of a 10-month drought that devastated livelihoods and crops.
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Prevention and control of HIV/AIDS among children
Dec 02, 2010 UNICEF’s latest publication Children and AIDS: Fifth Stocktaking Report 2010 urges to focus on children while building any strategy for the prevention and control of HIV/ AIDS. This is the key to achieve an HIV/AIDS free generation.
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Bangladeshi girls battle tradition to play sports
Oct 07, 2010 UNICEF along with BRAC has formed a unique, all-female sports team in a remote Bangladesh town mostly inhabited by the poor. These eighteen players, who dream of playing women’s cricket for Bangladesh one day, have come a long way breaking barriers of tradition to get acceptance from the society.
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Pakistan: Child labour risks increase as people return home
Oct 13, 2010 Considering past trends, experts fear that there will be a rise in child labour and exploitation, as Pakistan's flood victims now return home. A large number of these children will be put to work to contribute to the family income.
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UNICEF urges Bangladesh to end child poverty
Oct 22, 2010 UNICEF confirmed that over three crore children live below the poverty line in Bangladesh, while launching a survey report on the progress of children in the country recently. Stating child poverty as a major obstacle to development, it urged the government to raise budgetary allocations for the welfare of children.
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Providing newborn healthcare in cholera-hit Haiti
Dec 13, 2010 Concern, a non-governmental organization in Haiti, supported by UNICEF is providing education and awareness to mothers about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding and infant care. The programme operates in camps for Haitians displaced by the January earthquakes. Concern also promotes hygienic practices to check the spread of cholera.
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Invest in adolescents to further progress towards MDGs: UNICEF
Feb 25, 2011 Investing in the world’s 1.2 billion adolescents could help rescue them from a lifetime of poverty, ignorance, sexual inequality, and violence, said UNICEF in its State of the World's Children report 2011. By providing education and training to teenagers, countries can reap a large and productive workforce that can significantly contribute to the economy, the report said.
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UNICEF launched record 1.4 billion dollar appeal
Mar 18, 2011 Severity of flood in Pakistan and earthquake in Haiti appealed for unprecedented huge funds from UNICEF to respond to the disaster stricken children and women in the last year. The displacement issues in Sudan also escalated UNICEF’s effort of providing emergency services, the sum resulting in a 21 percent increase over UNICEF’s 2010 appeal.
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UNICEF launches campaign to check landmine threat
Mar 28, 2011 UNICEF’s new campaign against landmines will highlight the threat posed by unexploded devices to children. Prior to the International Day for Awareness Against Mines on April 4, it released a Public Service Announcement urging nations to prevent these mines from disrupting the lives of innocent civilians.
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Women's education key to achieve MDGs: UNICEF
May 05, 2011 Greater education opportunities for girls is the key to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, emphasises UNICEF on the Global Action week for Education. Educated women boost poverty reduction besides promoting health and hygiene to augment development.
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UNICEF to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan
Sep 26, 2011 UNICEF will invest into health and nutrition sector of Daikundi province in Afghanistan to cut down child and mortality rates in the region by 2013. Most of the women in Afghanistan don’t give birth in hospitals due to poverty and lack of health care facilities.
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Climate food crisis a disaster for children: UNICEF
Apr 15, 2013 According to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 25 million more children will be malnourished in 2050 due to the effects of climate change.
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Lionel Messi: 'Help end child deaths'
Dec 21, 2012 UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and football star Leo Messi makes an urgent plea to accelerate efforts to save the lives of thousands of children dying every year from preventable causes.
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All up to fight child mortality
Oct 25, 2010 In the Kamaalganj block of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, women like Saira Begum are working to improve the health of the infants through programmes run by UNICEF and the state government. The result is better immunisation levels and reduction in polio incidence.
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Nepal's new initiative welcomes children to school
Nov 25, 2010 Nepal government’s Welcome to School initiative, supported by UNICEF aims to bring children previously deprived of education to schools. The scheme, rolled out in all 75 districts of the country, targets disadvantaged communities to increase enrolment of children, provide quality education and create awareness among family members about the need for education.
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India: Baby friendly initiative to promote exclusive breastfeeding
Feb 16, 2011 The Baby Friendly Community Health Initiative promotes exclusive breastfeeding among pregnant and lactating mothers in the Lalitpur district in Uttar Pradesh, India through counseling and practical illustrations. The project aims to reach every child under two and is showing significant progress which is reflected in the notable improvements child health indicators.
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India: Community guides empower young girls of Maharashtra
Mar 04, 2011 An agriculture research institute in southern India is responding real-time to the knowledge needs of farmers by training women to interact virtually with scientists and seek solutions. This agro-advisory system has helped local residents battle a severe drought which struck the region a couple of years back.
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India: Adolescent girls resist child marriage in the North-east
Apr 18, 2011 Girls in the state of Assam are increasingly becoming aware of the ills of early marriage through adolescent girls clubs. These clubs, run jointly by UNICEF and the local administration, spread awareness on the rights to gender-equality, education and economic independence.
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Child reporters for social change in rural India
May 09, 2011 Children have taken up reporting in Chhiattisgarh to fight issues ranging from child labour to gender based discrimination. As a part of UNICEF’s Child Reporter’s initiative, a local newspaper gives voice to these children to raise awareness on good and bad social practices around them.
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Healthy, hygienic schools for Afghan kids
May 30, 2011 Access to safe drinking water and good sanitation is a major challenge in remote Afghanistan. UNICEF and the Government of Finland have set up water pumps and hygienic toilets in schools to ensure health of the children.
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Exploring the state of global adolescents
Feb 28, 2011 The State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity launched by UNICEF, examines the global state of adolescents; outlines the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation; and explores the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage.
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Fostering resilience in children and families to tackle crisis conditions
Mar 15, 2011 2011 Humanitarian Action for Children provides an overview of projected humanitarian needs for 2011 in 32 countries and territories, and 6 regions. This latest edition also examines how UNICEF, through its humanitarian action, aims to foster resilience at the individual, community and institutional levels.
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Every year, 2 million kids face sexual exploitation: UNICEF
Apr 26, 2013 Although the majority of recorded offenders are male, with less than five per cent believed to be female, there is no single profile of a travelling sex offender
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Red Ribbon Express raising awareness about HIV
Dec 03, 2012 The Red Ribbon Express (RRE) started its first journey in 2007 reaching out to more than six million people across India to promote awareness and reduce discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS, particularly in rural areas.
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UN aid reaches conflict-affected people in Myanmar
Mar 04, 2013 The relief team distributed tarpaulins for shelter, blankets, mosquito nets, cooking sets, clothes and sanitary items in Kachin areas.
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SDGs to face challenge of 750 mn child marriages by 2030
Jun 30, 2016 According to a latest report by UNICEF, the world is all set to witness 750 million child marriages by 2030 making it a tough nut for global goals.
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Gender disparities in various stages of childhood
Sep 19, 2011 The latest UNICEF report, Boys and Girls in the Life Cycle suggests growing gender disparities with age among children worldwide. In secondary school education, girls are most disadvantaged in South Asia while boys are most disadvantaged in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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UN Global Compact launches child rights guidelines for the business world
Aug 02, 2012 On August 1st, 2012 in a unique initiative, the UN Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children released their report ‘Children’s Rights and Business Principles’ to rope in businesses to eliminate abuse of child rights.
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Dowry fear, chastity, fuel female foeticide in Delhi: survey
Jan 10, 2013 The fear and burden of dowry, parting with a share in property and maintaining female chastity were the dominant reasons for a male child preference by the Delhi households, the survey reveals.
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