Child protection

Partners for children: EU and UNICEF
The European Union and UNICEF work together to secure the highest possible quality of life for children. Read more »

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In Niger, birth registration takes a big step forward
Across even the remotest regions of Niger, a birth registration initiative has expanded the reach of government services and enabled a more secure future for the country’s youngest citizens. Read more »

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Bosnia and Herzegovina - Playing ball for children with disabilities
Danny Glover and Edin Dzeko play ball for children with disabilities

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Global – Protecting girls’ rights
Female genital cutting and child marriage blight the lives of millions of girls every year.  UNICEF and the EU are committed to support ending these practices.

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Egypt – Villagers Say No to FGM/C
Egyptian villages have come together to say no to the practice of FGM/C.

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Ethiopia – A community decides to end FGM/C
More than 70 per cent of Ethiopia’s forty million adult women have been subjected to female genital cutting.   Read more »

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Sudan – Celebrating ‘Saleema’ – the whole girl
The roots of female genital cutting are deeply intertwined with the Sudan’s religious and cultural traditions and the concept of female honour.   Read more »

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Bangladesh – Ending sexual harassment of girls and women
Hundreds of people, many of them adolescents, rallied in the streets of Narsingdi district recently to call for an end to ‘Eve teasing’.  Read more »

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Georgia – Juvenile justice system focuses on rehabilitation
On a warm day in early spring, groups of adolescent boys congregate outside a large, well-kept building.  Read more »

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India – Ending child marriage
Even though child marriage is illegal in India there is enormous social and economic pressure in rural areas for families to marry their daughters young.   Read more >

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Senegal – Leading FGM/C abandonment
Senegal is at the forefront of the campaign to stop female genital cutting.  practice.  Read more »

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Multimedia

  • Partners for children: EU and UNICEF

  • In Niger, birth registration takes a big step forward

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - Playing ball for children with disabilities

  • Global – Protecting girls’ rights

  • Egypt – Villagers Say No to FGM/C

  • Ethiopia – A community decides to end FGM/C

  • Sudan – Celebrating ‘Saleema’ – the whole girl

  • Ending Child Marriage

  • Bangladesh – Ending sexual harassment of girls and women

  • Abandoning FGM/C

  • Georgia – Juvenile justice system and rehabilitation

  • India – Ending child marriage

  • Senegal – Leading FGM/C abandonment

Stories

UNICEF, EU, Save the Children and Plan International Join Forces with Tanzania to End Violence against Children

Dar es Salaam, 22 January 2014 – The Government of Tanzania, UNICEF, the EU Delegation to Tanzania, Save the Children International (SCI) and Plan International (PLAN) launched today a joint child protection initiative to end violence against children in Tanzania. Read more »


UNICEF welcomes Lesotho’s expansion of child grants

Thaba-Tseka, 3 October 2013 - The Government of Lesotho announced the incorporation of a child cash grant into its larger social protection agenda. The cash grant seeks to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged children in a country that has been devastated by the HIV pandemic and widespread poverty.

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Montenegro launches “Every child needs a family” campaign

PODGORICA, 19 September 2013 - The campaign aims to increase the number of foster parents, decrease the number of children in institutions and raise awareness about the basic human need and fundamental right of every child to grow up in a loving family environment.

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In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Danny Glover and Edin Dzeko play ball for children with disabilities

UNICEF is partnering with the European Union to change public perception about children living with disabilities so that they are included in all aspects of society.
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HIV infection is among the risks for Ukrainian children living on the streets

In the Ukraine, many children and young people who live or work on the streets face increased risks to HIV infection.  According to some estimates, there are approximately 100,000 children living or working on the streets in the Ukraine.  UNICEF and the EU are supporting efforts to reduce HIV and provide care for those infected.

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In Yemen, abuse at home can lead to life on the street

SANA’A, Yemen, 19 November 2010 – Life on the street can be very hard, especially if, like Khaled, you are only 16 years old and have no money and nowhere to go. For this teenager, however, anything seemed better than living at home with his family.

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Working to reduce violence and abuse against children in Swaziland

Swaziland, 11 May 2010 – Three years ago, a massive survey supported by UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed an alarming level of sexual and physical abuse affecting girls in Swaziland. As many as one in three girls surveyed reported a history of abuse.

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