Items filtered by date: April 2018

YAMBIO, South Sudan, 18 April 2018 – More than 200 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday. This was the second release of children in a series, supported by UNICEF, that will see almost 1,000 children released from the ranks of armed groups in the coming months.

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Including Children and Adolescents in Progress for the SDGs:
Understanding and Addressing Exclusion among Poor Children

International workshop organised by the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty - CROP (ISSC/UiB), Equity for Children / The New School and SOS Children’s Villages. Supported by UNICEF, Save the Children, UNDP, the Global

Coalition to End Child Poverty and ChildFund Alliance

The New School & UNDP Headquarters, New York, 11-12 October 2018

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Lilongwe — One of the country's renowned nongovernmental organizations, Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) is on a rare mission of empowering girls in schools in order for them to achieve their goals.

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The First Lady of Uganda and Founder of Uganda Women's Efforts to Save Orphans (UWESO), Janet Kataaha Museveni recently launched a new project funded by the UAE with the aim of advancing rights and opportunities for children in Uganda.

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Cuito — At least 443 people, in particular children under 15, died in central Bie province in last January and February 2018 due to complicated malaria, said the provincial director of Health , João Campos Cacungula.

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When Martha Samwel, gave birth to her daughter 11 years ago, she never thought the arrival of her bundle of joy would bring so much sadness, stigma and misunderstanding within her family and the community altogether.

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Nakuru — The Bridge Academies International has honoured a 10-year-old boy who tirelessly shuttled between schoolwork, house chores and ensuring that his disabled mother reported to her small business every day.

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In our world, the annual number of maternal deaths has sustainably declined since 1990. In 2015, an estimated 303,000 women died due to pregnancy and child birth related complications. Of these, Sub-Saharan Africa constitutes 66 percent of the global burden, as some sources indicated.

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Harare — Child labour and other human rights violations are putting the lives of workers at risk in the Zimbabwean tobacco industry. According to research by a human rights organisation, children work in hazardous conditions, performing tasks that threaten their health and safety or interfere with their education.

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) says irrespective of current health crisis still bedeviling some nations, it has recorded great success in eradicating diseases and improving life expectancy globally during its 70 years of existence.

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