16 June 2016 - The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) in collaboration with the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and its partners commemorates the 16th Day of the African Child (DAC) on the theme “Conflict and crisis in Africa: Protecting all children’s Rights”.
March 3, 2016 - Yazew Tagela and Degu Eneyew are both Priests of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and members of the UNICEF supported Community Conversation Group against Child Marriage in the Bandani Kebele (neighbourhood) of the Dangla Woreda (district) in Amhara, Ethiopia.
13 January 2016 – Rotary has announced US$35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, including $15 million to support polio eradication efforts in 5 African countries.
3 December 2015 - “We are not just talking about change, we are stopping children from marrying.”
22 October 2015 - When Aberash was 14 years old, she was kidnapped for marriage. She was taken to a hut, locked up and assaulted by her would-be husband. She knew she had to fight back. When she received another visit from her abductor, she saw her chance. She grabbed the gun he had left leaning against the wall and ran out of the door. Chased by her husband and his friends, she shot him.
16 August 2015 - In Ethiopia and Tanzania, young girls are married to adult men in exchange for livestock. But if the girls already own the animals, that monetary trade becomes less vital for poor families.
30 July 2015 - Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (IYCG) aimed at highlighting the science and economics of family and community investments in children and their caregivers in the areas of health, education, nutrition and social protection was held at Hilton Addis Tuesday. The forum also discussed lessons learned from the Ebola experience in West Africa on how to strengthen systems before acute disruptions to ensure that children do not fall through the cracks.
ADDIS ABABA, 20 July 2015 - Ethiopian Minister of Health Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Dr. Margaret Chan, The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Seth Berkley and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Ms Yoka Brandt participated in a high level polio vaccination event at Selam Health Centre in Addis Ababa.
June 23, 2015 - The broader African and international lobby against child marriage and other harmful traditional practices has grown tremendously in recent years. Its political clout is being felt right down to the grassroots level with positive outcomes.
21 July 2014 - On eve of Girl Summit, ODI reveals trend of girls entering early marriages followed by swift divorces to migrate for family's sake.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.