Items filtered by date: February 2018

A first-ever online database on child soldiers, launched today (21 February 2018), maps the shocking scale of child exploitation by armed forces and non-state armed groups around the world.

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Butembo, le 16 février 2018 – La Section protection de l’enfant de la MONUSCO, en présence des représentants des autres sections de la MONUSCO (UNPOL, Sécurité, URBAT), a organisé vendredi 16 Février 2018 deux grandes activités de sensibilisation contre le recrutement des enfants par les groupes armés, dans le village de Butuhe, à 10 Km de Butembo, à la limite entre le territoire de Lubero et Beni.

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KOLLA TEMBEIN, Ethiopia – Not long ago, the sight of a 10-year-old bride was a common occurrence in Ethiopia’s Kolla Tembein District, said Daniel Hagos, the district’s chief administrator. But the community’s women and girls are mobilizing to change things – and they are seeing enormous success.

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Researchers are closer to understanding the “invisible” lives of millions of girls - why they flunk school or marry young - with the launch on Wednesday of a digital database tracking girls’ rights around the globe.

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STOCKHOLM, 15 February 2018 – Leaders and representatives from the United Nations, government, civil society and the private sector renewed their commitment to ending violence against children by 2030 at the first-ever End Violence Solutions Summit which concluded in Stockholm today.

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:12

KENYA: Outlaw FGM, As It Has No Health Benefits

This week, the United Nations is leading the world in commemorating the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, which is marked annually on February 6.

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UN, AU Need to Impose Sanctions, Get Court Running

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In a shocking revelation, the Minister of Women and Children Affairs told members of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday that the whereabouts of 2,273 children, adopted before 2014/15, is yet to be identified as the Ministry is digging deep to improve data on the thousands of Ethiopian children adopted by westerners over the years.

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This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Central African Republic, South Sudan/Sudan (Abyei), and South Sudan.

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UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay commended the pledges announced by over 60 countries at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference in Dakar (Senegal), co-chaired by France and Senegal, and of which UNESCO is a partner.

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