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Indonesia Raises Minimum Age For Brides To End Child Marriage

Indonesia Raises Minimum Age For Brides To End Child Marriage

Indonesia has one of the world’s highest numbers of child brides with one in four girls marrying before they turn 18 Indonesia’s parliament has revised the country’s marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step towards curbing child […]

UNICEF Targets One Million Out-of-School Girls For Enrollment In Kano, Zamfara, Four Others

UNICEF Targets One Million Out-of-School Girls For Enrollment In Kano, Zamfara, Four Others

The United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) has said that it plans to enrol one million out-of-school girls in schools by 2020 in Zamfara, Bauchi, Katsina, Niger, Sokoto and Kano states. The organisation said the enrolment goal would be done under its Girls Education Project 3 (GEP3) in these six northern states using the School-Based Management […]

UNICEF To Mop Up Over 500,000 Out-of-School Children In Four Northern Nigerian States

UNICEF To Mop Up Over 500,000 Out-of-School Children In Four Northern Nigerian States

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is targeting over 501,749 out-of-school children in four northern Nigerian states in its Educate A Child (EAC) programme. The organisation disclosed this at a two-day media dialogue on Cash Transfers for Improvement of Girls’ Enrolment in Schools on Monday in Kebbi State. The EAC was introduced as […]

Over 3.6 Million Nigerians Lack Water, Sanitation, Hygiene – UNICEF

Over 3.6 Million Nigerians Lack Water, Sanitation, Hygiene – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said over 3.6 million Nigerians are in need of potable water, sanitation and hygiene services. It said of the number, 1.1 million are internally displaced persons (IDPs), having fled their homes due to violence and conflict even as most of them are out-of-reach in remote areas still impacted […]

Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey For Children, Women

Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey For Children, Women

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Somali health ministry on Wednesday launched the first major nutrition survey in the country since 2009. Both the ministry and UNICEF said in a joint statement issued in Mogadishu that the Somali National Micronutrient Survey will be carried out in the next four months. Fawziya Abikar, minister of […]

Poverty Blocks Fights Against Gender Based Violence

Poverty Blocks Fights Against Gender Based Violence

 In a courtroom, Annie kadothi* stood up and told the Magistrate that she wanted to withdraw the case against her husband case who was answering a case of unlawful wounding. Accompanied by her relatives and their marriage counselors, she told the court that she would not manage to take care of their 3 month old […]

UNICEF Procures 4.7 Million Textbooks For Zimbabwe Primary And Secondary School Children

UNICEF Procures 4.7 Million Textbooks For Zimbabwe Primary And Secondary School Children

Unicef has procured some 4.7 million primary and secondary school textbooks to benefit 4,383 disadvantaged primary schools and 1,211 disadvantaged secondary schools in all 72 districts of the country. The textbooks were presented to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education for distribution. This is Phase 2 of UNICEF’s textbook procurement: an investment of almost […]

Unicef Partners With Malawi, New Finance Bank To Launch Girls Secondary Education Trust

Unicef Partners With Malawi, New Finance Bank To Launch Girls Secondary Education Trust

UNICEF has partnered with New Finance Bank (NFB) and the Ministry of Education by launching a Girls Secondary Education Trust, which is a fundraising campaign that has been set up to provide access to quality education for vulnerable girl students in Malawi. During the launch held at Mount Soche Hotel on Wednesday, UNICEF Malawi’s country […]

UNICEF Develops Story-Books For Children

UNICEF Develops Story-Books For Children

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF Zimbabwe), in collaboration with local writers, photographers and graphic designers has developed 16 story-books for children under the age of six. The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education provided guidance to the creation of the curriculum content, which is centered on family values. UNICEF Chief of Education […]

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

  Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls. To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling […]

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