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New tools from UNICEF to work with business on children’s rights
19 September 2013 –UNICEF today released a tool kit aimed at integrating the rights of children into business operations.

Children are given hope with quality education
April 2013 - Eleven-year-old Moses has come to school without a packed lunch. “I sometimes bring popcorn and a cool drink,” he says.

Safe water and toilets save lives
April 2013 - Through wisps of white floating clouds, the morning sun beams down on a group of children pumping water from a borehole deep in the dusty ground.

Youth mentorship visits give hope to communities
April 2013 - Patience Sanyangore is modest about the difference she has made to people in her community. She lives in Hatcliffe Extension, a sprawling resettlement in the suburbs of Harare.

Improving the childbirth experience
April 2013 - A thirty-five year-old woman, seven-months into her pregnancy, looks attentive as she is counselled in a consultation room about the treatment and care she and her unborn baby need to receive because of her HIV-positive status.

Children on the move
April 2013 - Some people attempt to cross Zimbabwe’s border into neighbouring South Africa or Botswana for economic reasons, but for seventeen-year-old Nicholas Sibanda, it seems it was just to be with his mother again.

Reducing cases of chronic malnutrition
April 2013 - Tandiwe has the height of a four-year-old, but her mother insists she is seven. “Other children in the village who were born at the same time are now in grade 2,” says her mother, who has neither a birth certificate nor a health card for her.

Children with disabilities flourish against the odds
April 2013 - Despite coordination problems, Grace Ncube darts along a bustling street, with a black purse swinging from her neck, to meet a car pulling up at her home. Beaming, she opens each car door, hugging everyone.

HIV positive adolescents want to be accepted as they are
April 2013 - The fig trees blossoming bright white and yellow flowers are not real, but what they symbolise is real. “We call them trees of hope,” says 18-year-old Tina.

 

 
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