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UNICEF Moçambique

Childhood Poverty in Mozambique: A Situation and Trends Analysis
Maputo, 14 December 2006 – Despite impressive economic progress in Mozambique over the past decade, almost half of Mozambican children still suffer from two or more severe deprivations finds the new United Nations report Childhood Poverty in Mozambique.

The State of the World’s Children 2007
Maputo, 11 December 2006 – Despite significant improvements on the status of women in the past three decades, far too many women and girls have been left behind and remain voiceless and powerless, says UNICEF’s The State of the World Children 2007.

World AIDS Day: Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise
Maputo, 1 December 2006- Every year on December 1, people around the world unite to mark World AIDS Day. Stop AIDS/Keep the Promise is the theme chosen this year to call our attention to the need for accountability in the response to HIV and AIDS.

Children express themselves through photography
Maputo, 21 October 2006- More than 30 primary school children participated in a series of workshops with professional photographers and learned how to use photography to express their views of the world around them.

Partners discuss the UN Secretary-General's study on violence against children
Maputo 16 October 2006- Several partners including Government officials, NGOs and associations involved in the protection of children met last week in Maputo to discuss the findings of the UN global study on violence against children.

Children and community members speak about water and sanitation in schools
Maputo 28 September 2006- The UNICEF report Progress for Children: A Report Card on Water and Sanitation shows that the lack of water and sanitation in schools is still a problem in many countries of Eastern and Southern Africa.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and celebrities in support of Mozambican children
Maputo, 20 September 2006- Throughout 2006, several UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and celebrities visited UNICEF-supported programmes in Mozambique.

Joint civil society programme on child rights
Maputo, 15 September 2006- The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and UNICEF are inviting the submission of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to participate in the joint civil society programme on child rights in Mozambique.

Africa’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations
Maputo, 30 August 2006- The report Africa's Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children affected by AIDS, which was released at the International AIDS conference in August 2006, shows how AIDS continues to affect children disproportionately.

Partners meet to discuss child-friendly schools in Africa
Maputo, 21 August 2006- Partners from nine African countries are meeting in Maputo from 21 to 24 August 2006 to discuss better ways to improve the quality of basic education in Africa.

Mozambique unites against AIDS at Toronto conference
Maputo, 16 August 2006 - More than 30 Mozambican participants are attending the XVI International AIDS Conference this week in Toronto, Canada. An estimated 24,000 people from 170 countries are participating in the event, from 13-18 August 2006.

Children paint their dreams for better education
Maputo, 11 August 2006- Hundreds of primary school children from the Ponta do Ouro primary school in the district of Matutuine depicted their dreams for better education last July as part of a painting workshop organized by the artist Naguib.

African youth speak out at the G8 Summit
Maputo, 14 July 2006- Fourteen-year-old Maisha from Maputo will participate in a live video conference in Johannesburg together with a group of youth from Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa as part of a the Junior G8 Summit in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Stop violence against children
This year the Day of the African Child, celebrated on June 16, is dedicated to the theme “violence against children”. In Mozambique, growing concerns have been raised about the increasing numbers of children subject to various forms of violence.

When schools become child friendly
Maputo, 16 May 2006- Schools are each day becoming more friendly for children in Maganja da Costa, a district in the northern Province of Zambézia.

African journalists discuss news coverage of HIV and AIDS
Maputo, 3 May 2006- Several journalists from Portuguese speaking countries of Africa, in addition to Portugal and Brazil, met in Namaacha, 80 kilometers from the capital of Mozambique, to attend a workshop on news coverage of HIV and AIDS.

HIV-affected children meet leaders
MAPUTO, April 2006 – Three rows of bright-faced young school girls, with a couple of awkward-looking boys in between, stood eagerly waiting at the entrance of Escola 7 de Setembro in Maputo, each holding a yellow rose wrapped in cellophane.

World Water Day: children can help bring solutions
Maputo, 22 March 2006- Under the theme Water and Culture, World Water Day 2006 highlights the many ways water is used and celebrated across the world.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Alessio Boni visits HIV/AIDS projects in Mozambique
Maputo (Mozambique) 22 January 2006 – On his first visit as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Italian actor Alessio Boni visited Mozambique last week to see first hand the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS on children in this East African country.



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