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UNICEF Trains 30 Journalists From Seven Counties On Sexual Gender-Based Violence Reporting

UNICEF Trains 30 Journalists From Seven Counties On Sexual Gender-Based Violence Reporting

The Department of the Mass Communication of the University of Liberia in partnership with UNICEF has begun a two-day media training for 30 journalists from six counties on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Harmful Practices and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. The training is being conducted at the Executive Lounge, University of Liberia Fendall Campus. The theme […]

World Teachers Day

World Teachers Day

Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. The Recommendation concerning the […]

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ In Congo

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ In Congo

Two more U.N. agencies joined the World Health Organization (WHO) with pledges on Wednesday to investigate claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and children’s agency UNICEF said they would investigate after 51 women accused mainly foreign […]

Education Under Attack

Education Under Attack

Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow up without the […]

International Day To Protect Education From Attack

International Day To Protect Education From Attack

Education under attack Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow […]

Over 535,000 Children Under Five ‘Acutely’ Malnourished

Over 535,000 Children Under Five ‘Acutely’ Malnourished

New data from UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,500 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition – an unprecedented level. Of them, some 156,500 children are “severely” malnourished, leaving them nine times more likely to die than well-nourished children, according […]

World ‘Woefully’ Underestimating Female Genital Mutilation, Study Finds

World ‘Woefully’ Underestimating Female Genital Mutilation, Study Finds

Female genital mutilation affects far more countries than previously thought, meaning global estimates for the number of women who have been cut are “woefully” low, researchers said on Tuesday. FGM is traditionally associated with a swathe of African countries, but the study highlights growing evidence that the ritual is also practised in other regions including […]

Unicef Provides Free Drugs to HIV Positive Pregnant Women In Bauchi

Unicef Provides Free Drugs to HIV Positive Pregnant Women In Bauchi

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said it has initiated screening of every pregnant woman in all 323 main Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in Bauchi State for HIV and provided those confirmed positive with anti-retroviral drugs. Mr Bhanu Pathak, the Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, disclosed this at a news […]

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 […]

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