UNITE FOR CHILDREN-- UNICEF

Say Yes, Winter 2008

The headline for this issue reads “Inside story: better deal for children in custody”

Photograph by Oğuz Sağdıç
© UNICEF Turkey 2008

Living with the law

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The Ministry of Justice has been making life more pleasant for under–eighteens serving custodial sentences or detained pending trial. With the financial support of the EU, UNICEF has assisted with the development of staff training programmes and materials. But are we going fast enough?

Read Seeds of a fresh start for juveniles in custody.

Here for children

UNICEF Regional Director Maria Calivis has visited Ankara. Reza Hossaini, the new UNICEF Turkey Representative, has arrived. And the Turkish National Committee for UNICEF has appointed three new goodwill ambassadors in İstanbul.

Read Regional Director highlights trafficking, New Representative starts work and Famous names become UNICEF Ambassadors.

Flagship report in Ankara

Ankara was one of the venues for the launch of the UNICEF flagship report, The State of the World’s Children 2008 in January. Among the speakers were members of Parliament and high–level officials.

Read Lively Ankara launch for UNICEF’s flagship report.

Rights campaign reviewed

The annual Children’s Forum is serving not only as a platform and a learning experience for the participants but as a focal point for children’s own nationwide campaign to boost children’s rights — including the right to participate.

Read Children’s Forum hears about campaign achievements.

The poor quarter

25% of children under fifteen are still experiencing poverty, according to the latest Poverty Study from the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat). The gap between rural and urban areas is widening.

Read Children still at high risk of poverty.

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