Photo Essays

Child protection

Ending child marriage
11 August 2010: Tens of millions of girls in the world are married while still children, many before puberty and often to much older men.


Abandoning FGM/C
29 July 2010: An estimated three million African girls undergo female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) every year.
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Reunited in Haiti: Sterling finds her father
12 March 2010: Five-year-old Sterling is reunited with her father after being separated during the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.
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Building back better
22 December 2009: 26 December 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people.
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The Rights of Children
20 November 2009: The photography book 'The Rights of Children' celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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The rights of the child - Part II
27 July 2009: Since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, countries have created national laws to help implement the treaty.
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The rights of the child - Part I
27 July 2009: The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most endorsed human rights treaty in the world.
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ECHO and UNICEF: Partners for children
19 June 2009: Since its creation in 1992, ECHO has worked with UNICEF to meet the needs of children affected by conflict or natural disasters.
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Humanitarian Action Appeal 2009
27 January 2009: UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action Report 2009 appeals for funds for children and woman affected by emergencies around the world.
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Silence is acceptance
20 November 2008: The World Congress III against the Sexual Exploitation of Children seeks to prevent the sexual abuse of children.
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The children of Yemen
17 March 2008: The children and women of Yemen face severe challenges in a country often forgotten by the international community.
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Building a world fit for children
10 December 2007: 'Progress for Children' in 2007 reports on progress towards achieving A World Fit for Children targets.
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Lebanon, one year later
12 July 2007: One year after the war between Hezbollah and Israel, instability and insecurity continue to impede children’s recovery.
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Children and AIDS: A call to action
17 April 2007: In 2007, 25 years into the epidemic, children are still largely missing from the global HIV/AIDS agenda.
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The life cycle of girls: Womanhood
9 March 2007: Part IV of IV: Despite advances, gender violence and discrimination is still on the rise.
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The life cycle of girls: Adolescence
9 March 2007: Part III of IV: Adolescence, the passage between childhood and womanhood, is a time of particular vulnerability to exploitation.
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The life cycle of girls: Early childhood
6 March 2007: Part I of IV: Despite significant gains, girls and women continue to face unique challenges and threats throughout their life cycle.
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The Krishnamurthy sisters
2 February 2007: The Krishnamurthy sisters are still recovering from the death of their mother in the 26 December 2004 tsunami.
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Drug abuse in Maldives
12 January 2007: Illicit drug use among adolescents in Maldives increased dramatically since the 26 December 2004 tsunami.
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Children: Two years after the tsunami
26 December 2006: Two years after the tsunami, much has been rebuilt, but children's recovery from the trauma is far from complete.
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UNICEF at 60: Children and the MDGs 2000-06
4 December 2006: Part V of V: Children are at the heart of the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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UNICEF at 60: Recognizing child rights 1990-99
27 November 2006: Part IV of V: The Convention on the Rights of the Child becomes international law, establishing State obligations to children.
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UNICEF at 60: Child survival 1980-89
20 November 2006: Part III of V: UNICEF launches the ‘Child Survival Revolution’ with low-cost health interventions that save millions of lives.
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UNICEF at 60: The development decades 1960-79
13 November 2006: Part II of V: UNICEF joins the UN-led partnership to jumpstart global development.
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UNICEF at 60: An agency for children 1946-59
6 November 2006: I of V: On 11 December 1946, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund – UNICEF – is created.
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The EYE SEE II photography workshops
4 October 2006: The workshops for Pakistani children affected by the 2005 earthquake introduced them to basic photography skills to document their lives.
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Children of the Islamic world
20 September 2005: The OIC, ISESCO and UNICEF call for a greater investment in the children of the Islamic world.
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Child’s view: Excluded and invisible in Iran
26 July 2006: In late 2005 in Iran, 125 children, including Afghan and Iraqi refugees, took part in a UNICEF-supported photography competition.


Bangladesh immunizes 35 million against measles
18 April 2006: Bangladesh reports that 99 per cent of children under 10 were vaccinated against measles in a major immunization campaign.
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Drought in southern Somalia
9 February 2006: Children in Somalia have already survived war, hunger, floods and forced dislocation.
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Drought in northern Kenya
7 February 2006: More than 8 million people face starvation and disease in drought-stricken East Africa and the Horn.
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The rights of the child - II of II
21 December 2005: Since its adoption, countries have created national laws to help implement The Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Excluded & invisible
14 December 2005: The State of the World’s Children 2006 focuses on the millions for whom global commitments remain unfulfilled.
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The rights of the child - I of II
20 November 2005: The Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrates childhood and codifies in international law the rights due every child.
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The missing face of AIDS
24 October 2005: The five-year Global Campaign on Children and AIDS places children and their needs at the top of the AIDS agenda.
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Child's view: Children - the most precious thing
26 August 2005: One year after the armed takeover of School No. 1, Beslan children express their continuing pain and sorrow through photos.
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Tsunami recovery: Sufrisa's story
29 June 2005: Nine-year-old Sufrisa survived the December 2004 tsunami that devastated Indonesia’s Aceh Province. This is her story.
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Tsunami trauma recovery continues
22 June 2005: Six months later, children and their families continue to recover from the loss of loved ones and the destruction of their worlds.
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Nias children recover from earthquake
12 Apr. 2005: The 28 March 2005 earthquake off Indonesia’s western Sumatra Island follows the devastating December 2004 tsunami.
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90 days after: UNICEF response to the tsunami
23 Mar. 2005: Ninety days after the tsunami, UNICEF merges child-focused relief with long-term rehabilitation.
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Maldives children's tsunami drawings
16 Mar. 2005: Through art, children express their fears and sorrows caused by the December 2004 tsunami.
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Daily life & education in Darfur's camps
7 Mar. 2005: UNICEF helps to provide shelter, education, special protection and other basic services to Darfur's displaced people.
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Beijing+10: Continuing sexual violence in war
28 Feb. 2005: After conflicts end, violence against women and girls can persist for decades.
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Aceh: First days after the tsunami
16 Feb. 2005: Recovery begins in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, the area which bore the brunt of the tsunami disaster.
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Recreation kits for tsunami-affected children
4 February 2005: After securing basic shelter, food and medical care, a return to school and play are key to psychosocial recovery from trauma.
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Child's view - The sea that frightened me
25 Jan. 2005: Children in two of the most-affected districts in southern Thailand photographed their communities’ efforts to rebuild.
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