UNITE FOR CHILDREN-- UNICEF

Say Yes, Summer 2005

The headline for this issue reads “Let’s Go to school, Girls!”

Photograph by Rana Mullan
© UNICEF Turkey 2005

Haydi Kızlar Okula! the Ministry of National Education (MONE) and UNICEF’s campaign to close the gender gap in education entered its third phase this year, expanding to a total of fifty-three provinces. This issue of Say Yes features an overview of the latest developments in the campaign for girls’ education in Turkey.

Provincial trainers from provinces where Haydi Kızlar Okula! has been active during the previous two years shared their experiences with colleagues at this year’s training session in Avanos. A number of the training counsellors spoke to Say Yes about their experience as advocates for girls’ education in their respective provinces.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) with the support of UNICEF has taken Turkey a step closer to being ‘Measles free’. The latest stage of Turkey’s Measles Elimination Campaign has achieved a 94.6% coverage rate against the disease which causes more deaths than any other vaccine-preventable childhood disease.

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