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MONTREAL, 28 June 2017 - Following the decision of the award committee of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI), the 2017 ISCI Impact Award was given to the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) today at a special ceremony held at the 6th International Conference of ISCI in Montreal, Canada. The event was held in the presence of members of ISCI and several other senior scholars and renowned researchers from across the world attending the Conference.

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26 June 2017 - When he took office in 2015, Tanzania's President John Magufuli was hailed as a president unafraid to roll-up his sleeves alongside citizens. His nickname, “The Bulldozer,” was meant as a compliment for his relentless work ethic. Magufuli has however come under attack for controversial and regressive remarks that girls would not be allowed back to school if they became pregnant and gave birth.

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Windhoek, 21 June 2017 -- Justine Asser’s dream is to help improve the lives of less fortunate children, especially those living on the streets.
A final-year student at the College of the Arts she is one of the youth we spoke to in order to gauge their understanding of the origin and essence of the Day of the African Child.

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DAKAR, 19 June 2017 - "It is better to die there than come home and be rejected".

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The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is now accepting nominations for the third annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research.

This award will be given to a young female researcher in order to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in the field of gender equity and the empowerment of women and girls. The 2017 Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research will be conferred to the winner in September at a high-level ICRW event in New York City.

Nominations must be made by a third-party. If you know someone who deserves recognition for her work, please read closely the eligibility and nomination requirements and submit any nominations for the Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research by 11:59 EST on July 28, 2017.

To read the full announcement and find out more about the criteria for eligibility, please click here.

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COTONOU, 16 June 2017 – In an effort to strengthen national consciousness and action towards ending child marriage, the Government of the Republic of Benin launched the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa and commemorated the continental Day of the African Child under the theme, “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Children in Africa: Accelerating Protection, Empowerment and Equal opportunity".

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16 June 2017 - On June 16, 1976, in Soweto, South Africa, about 10,000 black school children marched in a column more than half a mile long, protesting the poor quality of their education and demanding their right to be taught in their own language.

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16 June 2017 - Today, June 16 Uganda will join the rest of the world to commemorate the International Day of the African Child.

 

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KINSHASA/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 9 June 2017 - More than 150,000 children are missing out on school as violence and attacks against civilian populations continue in the Greater Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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BANGUI/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 1 June 2017 – Two planes carrying vital supplies for thousands of families displaced by violence in the Central African Republic were finally able to land earlier today in Bangassou, UNICEF said, after weeks of intensified conflict had blocked the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the southeast.

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