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In Focus 2009

Right to Survival- Health and Nutrition
The hamlet of Karra, girdled by the rocky Kultulu range, wears a festive look. It is celebration time in this tiny tribal village in the Khunti district of Jharkhand.

Children take lead in pledging, practising and promoting handwashing
The importance of doing things the right way -- this was perhaps the one thing which children clearly understood this Global Handwashing Day in Assam.

Former Child Labourer Says No to Child Marriage
To eradicate child labour and ensure rehabilitation of rescued children, the Bihar State Government has released a ’State Plan of Action for Child Protection, Rescue and Rehabilitation’.

Positive Deviance Helps Curb Malnutrition in West Bengal
Bharati and her children are part of a positive deviance program mobilizing community resources to tackle malnutrition in this poor village of 565 inhabitants. The idea behind positive deviance is to understand the feeding and caring patterns of families.

Community radio connects, educates and entertains in rural India
Education Coordinator Juri Gogoi makes her way along a beaten earth path about half a foot wide that twists from the shores of the Brahmaputra River to the Chapori or Island school, a 20-minute walk away

India Celebrates Second Annual Handwashing Day
Ten million students and 250,000 gram panchayats across India today celebrated the second annual Handwashing Day by demonstrating the correct way of washing their hands with soap, the best protection against diarrhoea and influenza.

Girl Power: Tea Garden Adolescent Clubs Grow Female Leaders
Sulekha is a leader of the plantation’s 56-member Adolescent Girls’ Club, which she says has given her a new found confidence.

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PATNA, India, November 4, 2009 – To eradicate child labour and ensure rehabilitation of rescued children, the Bihar State Government has released a ’State Plan of Action for Child Protection, Rescue and Rehabilitation’.

The Right to Protection and Dignity – End Corporal Punishment
Enactment of the new legislation will be the first step towards the prohibition of corporal punishment in schools and other educational institutions.


The Magic Cube
Soap is what every mother, father and child is being asked to use. Handwashing with soap is what every school is being asked to ensure. Soap, is what will bring down diarrhoeal deaths.

One Minute to Health
Every day, Kamlesh, along with his batch mates, queues to wash his hands before heading to the school kitchen. Kamlesh, like 550 other students of his school, strictly follows this routine not only at the school but also at home.

Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools of Assam
Assam announces its intention of banning corporal punishment in all its schools.

All You Want to Know About Corporal Punishment
Why should it matter to us. Why is challenging Corporal Punishment very important. This report answers all your queries related to Corporal Punishment in India.

A Rescue ‘Bridge’ for ‘Out of School’ Girls
Shabbo rediscovered herself at Residential Bridge Course (RBC) that helps girls in Uttar Pradesh carry forward their lives

An end to daily humiliation
Families in Sikarpur village in Nalanda district of North Inidan state of Bihar, have opted for household toilets to get rid of the stigma of open defecation

Calling Girls Back to School
An innovative educational concept, RBC has been designed to assist the mainstreaming of selected ‘out of school girls’ between the age of 11-14 years. In just 11 months RBC ensures that these girls attain an academic level equivalent to class five

Orissa gears up to embrace theme of WBW 2009
The theme ‘Breast-feeding: A Vital Emergency Response’ carries special meaning for Orissa because the state experiences emergency situations due to natural disasters at frequent intervals.

Help UNICEF and Indian cricketers in their fight to eradicate the threat of HIV and AIDS
Help UNICEF and Indian cricketers in their fight to eradicate the threat of HIV and AIDS

Inspiring Positive Change Through Popular Entertainment
UNICEF celebrates 200 episodes of its groundbreaking entertainment education serial Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai.

Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai - Paving a Path for Positive Change
A unique take on the popular soap opera format, the UNICEF led Hindi entertainment-education serial Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai (Because… That’s What Life Is) takes a firm and progressive stand for a healthy India in an entirely refreshing way.

India @ J8 Summit 2009
UNICEF celebrates 200 episodes of its groundbreaking entertainment education serial Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai.

Education priority for Indian youth: J8 delegates
UNICEF celebrates 200 episodes of its groundbreaking entertainment education serial Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai.

J8 Summit 2009
UNICEF celebrates 200 episodes of its groundbreaking entertainment education serial Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai.

Three Indian youths to attend J8 summit in Rome
Seventeen-year-old Venkatesan is one of the voices representing young India at the Junior 8 summit in Rome this year. Joining him are 16-year old Sanjukta Pangi, from Koraput, Orissa and 15 year old Narendra Kumar from Rae-Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.

UNICEF: J8 meets G8
Junior 8: Climate change targets must be met, teachers’ standards improved

Young delegates represent India at J8 Summit
Seventeen-year-old Samuel Venkatesan is one of the voices representing young India at the Junior 8 summit in Rome this year. Joining him are 16-year old Sanjukta Pangi, from Koraput, Orissa and 15 year old Narendra Kumar from Rae-Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.

J8 Summit in Pictures
UNICEF celebrates 200 episodes of its groundbreaking entertainment education serial Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai.

Kyunki... Celebrates Women
Juhi’s migration from Bihar to Delhi at a young age and subsequent odd jobs meant she was not able to get an education. Despite being the sole earner for her family, Juhi frequently suffers from violence and humiliation within her own home

Kyunki… Lighting up a brighter path for women
Shabnam, early twenties, married, is chided by her parents for standing up to her violent husband when he accuses her of being infertile.

Towards a healthier India for mothers and children
It is paradoxical that India is at once a nation with one of the highest populations of young people and also a country facing very high rates of infant and maternal mortality.

Safe deliveries and safety from mosquitoes: Assam pilots bundling of services to promote maternal health and malaria prevention
When Farida Begum went to deliver, her first baby, at Lahorighat Primary Health Centre (PHC); she came back holding more than her little son, Suhail Alam.

Saving lives of children and women in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh: Just a call away
Around 5 pm on December 26, expectant mother Halki Bai of Berkhari village felt the first contractions of labour. Her husband, Raja Kewat, a farmer, rushed to inform the village health worker, Shamim Bano, that Halki was ready for delivery.

Just born and surviving against all odds
Hemalata is a proud mother of a young baby boy. The only difference is that unlike most new babies born healthy, her son had to fight to survive.

Keeping attitudes positive
“No one can really imagine the lives we lead. We cannot share our pain with anyone else because no one will understand us. We can only open our hearts up to NGOs and health workers, not with friends or family”.

 

 

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