Addis Ababa - November 6 – Last week JRS officially inaugurated its Child Protection Centre in Addis Ababa. The centre is the first of its kind and has been operating since July. It provides a comprehensive child protection response to unaccompanied and vulnerable refugee children through various activities.

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Lilongwe - November 6 - Emerging technologies, fast internet connectivity and applications has led to more risks for children and youth online with current figures showing that 1 out of 3 children are suffering from online abuse.

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October 18 - The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal has called on parents, communities and all other stakeholders to come together to combat school bullying.

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October 6 2017 - Abuja – In a decision that will have positive implications for millions of children in West Africa, all member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) today agreed to a range of concrete measures to protect children from violence, abuse and exploitation.

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17 September 2017 - Margaret Musonda’s campaign against the abuse of children in Zambia has drawn comparisons with globally renowned children’s rights activist, Pakistani Malala Yousafzai.

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17 March 2017 - Teachers often leave a mark on students. And, in Tanzania, it can hurt. “When I was slapped, I felt I had the teacher’s hand on my face,” said Sandra (not her real name) from Kahama district.

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06 March 2017 - 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Child Rights Connect and ATD Fourth World, African Child Policy Forum, Child Helpline International, Defence for Children International, ECPAT, Edmund Rice International, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Eurochild, FICE International, Franciscans International, Geneva Infant Feeding Association, International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates, International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE), International Council of Women, International Federation of Social Workers, International Social Service, Make Mothers Matter, Save the Children, Terre des Hommes International Federation, Women's World Summit Foundation, Children's Rights Alliance for England*, Humanium*, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights)*.

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ACCRA, 27 February 2017 - Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has called for zero tolerance on child marriages in Africa.

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9 February 2017 - The groups presented extensive expert evidence showing that child victims or offenders who were identified in the media suffered extensive psychological harm.

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9 February 2017 - With a view to ensure all forms of violence against children, Ethiopia is investing hugely in education and life skill training services.

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