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Communication for Development (C4D)


Dr. Mohammed Lamine Diallo shares how faith leaders have coordinated Ebola awareness initiatives in Guinea.

Advocacy is a continuous and adaptive process of gathering, organizing and formulating information into argument, which is then communicated to policy-makers. UNICEF advocates in order to influence policy-makers, political and social leaders, to create an enabling policy and legislative environment that creates and sustains social transformation. C4D works to allocate resources equitably and link the voices of children and women and men from marginalized groups to upstream policy dialogue. 

“Turkmenistan We Want Beyond 2015”
Jointly with the Government of Turkmenistan, UNICEF rolled out a participatory, consultative process on the post-2015 development agenda.  Children, parents and local level authorities expressed their vision about the future they want for themselves, their families, communities, country and humanity. 

Children’s Equitable Access to Justice
Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Children face tremendous obstacles in accessing justice. They and their families know little about child rights and where to seek redress. Children’s Equitable Access to Justice points to poor understanding among children and their families, both of children’s rights and how to seek help in specific situations.

“The brave are not violent” 
This campaign to end violence against women in Ecuador aimed to make the youth of Latin America and the Caribbean a part of the solution to this serious problem. The campaign comes against the backdrop of alarming figures, which show that 29.8% of women have been victims of physical or sexual abuse by a partner, and 10.7% have experienced sexual violence by an outsider.

The Rights Responsibility
UNICEF Mozambique, working to ensure the voices of all children are heard, teamed up with some of the best storytellers in the business, the world-renowned Magnum photo agency, to see, experience, and document life as it is lived by millions of children here. 

South African youth question national response to climate change
In Zambia, media workshops are empowering adolescents to report on and call attention to climate change. Indigenous adolescents in Mexico advocate for increased participation in society.

Journalists prepare to bring development to the forefront
Egypt trains journalists to monitor how women and children are portrayed in the Egyptian media. The journalists not only become more aware of inequities in reporting, they become advocates for improved quality and coverage of women in print and broadcast media. 



Working with Religious Leaders

Commitment to action
What religious communities can do to eliminate violence

FGM/C report
English - Arabic 


Child-responsive Accountability:
Lessons from social accountability
Innocenti Working Papers

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