The following video stories highlight some of the key messages
of The State of the World's Children 2002. (Professional
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Interview UNICEF's Executive Director Carol Bellamy
Click on the following questions to hear her response.
How far have children's rights progressed
in the past decade?
How can young people contribute to the
fight against AIDS?
Why is it important for girls to have
equal access to education?
Are more children being immunised today
than in 1990?
What needs to be done to improve the
world for children?
Egypt: Girls education
Although many Egyptian girls are still trapped by the forces
of tradition and economic need, thousands of others now have a
real chance of transforming their lives through education, says
UNCEF's education expert Dr Malak Zaalouk. The Egyptian government
and UNICEF have helped create 200 community schools in villages
throughout the Assiut region of Upper Egypt where 70 per cent
of the pupils are female. Girls like 10-year-old Hoda (in pink
paper tiara) are quickly learning to take a leading role in their
Malawi: HIV/AIDS prevention
In Malawi, children as young as 10 are being taught vital lessons
about HIV/AIDS prevention as part of a national curriculum developed
by the government with support from UNICEF. At Domasi Demonstration
Primary School in Zomba, Mrs Martha Chadzamakono's teaches students
like 12-year-old Rebecca Abraham and her friends about the dangers
of unprotected sex through role playing.