Latin America and the Caribbean Urged to Invest Early

to Prevent Violence against Children

At High-Level Meeting Hosted in Jamaica with SRSG Marta Santos Pais


KINGSTON, July 14, 2014 – One strong message emerged from two days of high-level deliberations on what it will take to reduce unacceptably high levels of violence against children in Latin America and the Caribbean – make greater investments in early childhood.


Highlights from Activate Talk

Serena's Story


“I cannot hear very well,” Serena admits, looking down at her hands. “I had to ask the teacher to repeat what he is saying. That made me feel unhappy.” That changed when a team of audiologists, with financial support from UNICEF, carried out the first-ever comprehensive screening for Serena’s entire school.


Innovative Challenge Course by BREDS

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BREDS/The Treasure Beach Foundation has launched a unique outdoor challenge course designed to build resilience and leadership skills for youth.

The General Colin Powell Challenge Course takes participants through a series of physical and mental challenges, under the supervision of trained facilitators.



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