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In Côte d’Ivoire, a young rape victim regains self-confidence with UNICEF support
The first day of school should be an exciting time, full of expectancy and hope. Sadly, for young Tamira it only manages to bring back the horrifying memory of a brutal rape she endured last October, just steps away from her grandmother’s house.

Juliana's story: Recovering from the violence in Côte d’Ivoire
“We had to run very fast with the other women and children of the village, otherwise the armed men told us they would kill us as they were about to do to the men of the village,” said Christine Gbela, Juliana’s maternal aunt.

Supporting victims of rape in Côte d'Ivoire
UNICEF and partner OIS is supporting victims like Rose in Côte d’Ivoire

Reducing gender-based violence against girls and women in Côte d'Ivoire
A significant number of girls and women in Côte d'Ivoire have been victims of sexual violence at least once in their lifetimes. And between 2007 and 2008, the number of reported cases of such violence increased dramatically.

Football to promote children’s rights in Cote d’Ivoire
The Memorandum of understanding signed last Friday between UNICEF, the Scouts Association and the Ivorian Football Federation launched the implementation of the Sports for Development project in Côte d’Ivoire funded by Football Australia, The Internationa

Improving access to birth registration for children in Côte d'Ivoire
Children are often prevented from higher education because of their lack of a birth certificate and legal documentation.

Child Trafficking: Hope for Young Affiba
In a centre providing services to children, Affiba , 14, is playing with her new friends. Telling each other jokes and whispering secrets, they are laughing loudly.

Support for the reintegration of young Ivoirians affected by conflict
In 2002, rebel forces seized the northern half of Côte d’Ivoire in a conflict that drew in warlords and fighters from Liberia and Sierra Leone. Philomène was 13 years old when the rebels came to Gnakanzou. Her father was among those killed.

UNICEF and ECHO reintegrate child soldiers in Côte d’Ivoire, and Béoué is ready for success
In 2002, Béoué’s life changed drastically when war broke out in Côte d’Ivoire and an armed rebellion split the nation in two, drawing in warlords and fighters from neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone. Béoué’s village was attacked and burned.



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