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Child protection

Malawi, 3 July 2018: U-Reporters reject child marriage, say the ideal age is 18-25 years old

4 June 2018: “We are seeing an utter disregard for the protection of children in conflict” – UNICEF Chief

Rwanda, 17 May 2018: Multi-sectoral efforts increase to prevent and respond to violence against children and youth

South Sudan, 18 April 2018: Hundreds of children released from armed groups in South Sudan – UNICEF

6 February 2018: A race against trends

South Sudan, 7 February 2018: Hundreds of children released by armed groups

28 December 2017: Children under attack at shocking scale in conflicts around the world, says UNICEF

11 December 2017: UNICEF: Make the digital world safer for children – while increasing online access to benefit the most disadvantaged

South Sudan, 18 October 2017: 5,000 children reunited with family by Save the Children, UNICEF and partners

Angola, 1 June 2017: UNICEF reaches children fleeing to Angola from violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

South Africa, 22 May 2017: UNICEF condemns brutal murders of girls and women, calls for violence-free communities

17 May 2017: Five-fold increase in number of refugee and migrant children traveling alone since 2010 – UNICEF

Malawi, 20 April 2017: UN and NGOs welcome Constitutional amendments as a major step towards ending child marriage

Zimbabwe, 7 May 2017: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra meets child survivors of sexual violence

Malawi, 14 March 2017: Countess of Wessex visits UNICEF project

Kenya, 6 February 2017: Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6 February 2017: The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030

31 January 2017: New open source app helps protect children displaced by conflict

Rwanda, 25 January 2017: Republic of Korea provides funds for protecting and improving the lives of children in Mahama Refugee Camp

Somalia, 23 December 2016: US$2 million ECHO funds helped UNICEF reach hundreds of thousands with nutrition, WASH and child protection services

South Sudan, 15 December 2016: Rise in child recruitment as conflict enters fourth year

5 December 2016: New film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham highlights urgent need to end violence against children

South Sudan, 30 November 2016: UNICEF Ambassador Tom Hiddleston returns as the brutal conflict enters its fourth year

South Sudan, 26 October 2016: 145 children released armed groups – UNICEF

South Africa, 21 September 2016: South African Kids Online: A glimpse into children's internet use and online activities

Tanzania, 20 September 2016: Global Goals Awards honour champions for women’s and girls’ rights

New York, 19 September 2016: UNICEF statement on the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants

South Sudan, 19 August 2016: Hundreds of children recruited by armed groups, as violations against women and children increase – UNICEF

12 August 2016: Two-thirds of young people in more than 18 countries say they have been victims of bullying

Burundi, 15 July 2016: The chief of cooks prepares a meal – and dreams of a future

12 July 2016: Tanzania joins global leaders and youth advocates to launch new partnership and fund to end violence against children everywhere

Uganda, 16 June 2016: On the Day of the African Child, Learner’s Booklets launched to help children protect themselves from violence and conflict

7 June 2016: Eighty per cent of 18-year-olds believe young people are in danger of online sexual abuse – UNICEF/Ipsos global poll

Namibia, 18 May 2016: Partners join forces to protect children from online sexual exploitation and abuse

10 May 2016: New portal providing national level data and resources will bolster worldwide efforts to protect children online – UNICEF and Family Online Safety Institute

Uganda, 27 April 2016: Government launches child friendly justice handbook to protect rights of children in contact with the law

19 April 2016: UNICEF Statement on the abduction of Ethiopian children

Somalia, 13 April 2016: Japan funding to support 100,000 vulnerable women, children and youth

8 March 2016: New multi-country initiative will protect millions of girls from child marriage – UNICEF/UNFPA

South Sudan, 22 February 2016: Children left injured and homeless after violence in Malakal

17 November 2015: New figures show epidemic of violence against children across Africa

South Sudan, 12 November 2015: UNICEF and LGen Dallaire call for urgent action to protect children from becoming soldiers

Nairobi/Brussels, 17 September 2015: UNICEF and the EU work to end Somali child recruitment

New York, 24 July 2015: Violence involving children in conflicts has taken a darker turn -- UNICEF

Zimbabwe, 20 June 2015: President opens the 23rd Session of the Child Parliament with a call to ending child marriages

New York/Addis Ababa, 16 June 2015: Young people are important actors in ending child marriage in Africa

Uganda, 16 June 2015: Government launches national strategy to end child marriage and teenage pregnancy

New York, 16 June 2015: Young African activists share powerful stories on child marriage in first ever @UNICEF Twitter takeover

Somalia, 26 May 2015: Government launches first population data since 1975

Burundi, 27 May 2015: UNICEF renews call for protection and safety of children amidst violence

South Sudan, 18 May 2015: Children killed, abducted and raped in attacks

Juba/Nairobi/New York, 24 April 2015: 282 boys and 1 girl freed in final release of children from Cobra Faction in South Sudan

Malawi, 1 April 2015: UNICEF launches national advocacy campaign with Airtel and Netball Association of Malawi

Malawi, 24 March 2015: New study reveals violence against children widespread

Juba/Nairobi/New York, 21 March 2015: Nine year old girl soldier freed in large release of child soldiers in South Sudan

Namibia, 6 March 2015: Passing of child care and protection bill, is a major milestone for the country, UNICEF says

South Sudan, 28 February 2015: Children seized from school not released yet

South Sudan, 21 February 2015: UNICEF condemns new child abductions by armed group

Uganda, 19 February 2015: Zero Tolerance Day: Health workers critical in fighting female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)

Regional, 16 February 2015: Third Conference of African Ministers on CRVS ends with a call for a Decade on Civil Registration 2015-2024

New York, 12 February 2015: More brutal and intense conflicts leave children increasingly at risk of recruitment

South Sudan, 10 February 2015: More children released from armed group

New York, 6 February 2015: A call to action for health workers around the world to mobilize against Female Genital Mutilation

Tanzania, 3 February 2015: German First Lady meets survivors of violence at Temeke Police Gender Children's Desk

South Sudan, 27 January 2015: Thousands of children to be gradually released from armed group

Malawi, 20 November 2014: Children speak out against abuse at Day of Prayer and Action for Child Protection

Uganda, 24 November 2014: Maid violence against baby: Urgent action needed to end violence against children – UNICEF

South Sudan, 25 November 2014: USAID and UNICEF launch initiative to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and prevent gender-based violence

Nairobi, 20 October 2014: Jovago partners with UNICEF in support of scaling up birth registration

New York, 10 October 2014: Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience physical violence

Malawi, 4 October 2014: UNICEF and the Malawi Interfaith AIDS Association launch child protection programme

New York, 4 September 2014: New global data expose acute prevalence of violence against children: UNICEF

South Africa, 22 July 2014: UNICEF and government join hands in making the invisible, visible

Nairobi, 23 July 2014: Somalis to work together to end child marriage and female genital mutilation for girls and women

South Sudan, 24 June 2014: Government recommits to action plan to end recruitment and use of children

Ethiopia/New York, 11 December 2014: 1 in 3 children under-five do not officially exist – UNICEF

Tanzania, 19 June 2014: UNICEF launches music video to prompt action to end violence against children

Tanzania, 16 June 2014: Hai District launches One Stop Center to address violence against women and children

Regional, 29 May 2014: UNICEF, UNFPA stand behind Africa’s biggest anti child marriage push

Swaziland, 26 May 2014: Ending violence against children: Translating data into action

South Sudan, 18 April 2014: Children killed in brutal fighting

New York, 6 March 2014: Recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict must end

Tanzania, 22 January 2014: UNICEF, EU, Save the Children and Plan International Join Forces with Tanzania to End Violence against Children

South Sudan, 17 January 2014: UNICEF: Child combatants reported in South Sudan conflict

Tanzania, 17 January 2014: The Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Arrives in Dar es Salaam on 18 January

Juba, South Sudan, 24 December 2013: Children in grave danger amid increasing violence in South Sudan

New York/Juba, 22 December 2013: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on protection of children in South Sudan

Statement of Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on protection of children in South Sudan

Malawi/New York, 11 December 2013: 1 in 3 children under-five do not officially exist – UNICEF

New York, 11 December 2013: One in three children under-five do not officially exist - UNICEF

Tanzania, 10 December 2013: Launch of the 5 Year Strategy for Progressive Child Justice Reform Demonstrates Government Commitment to the Implementation of Children’s Human Rights

South Africa, 28 November 2013: South African children resilient in their mitigation of online risks

Tanzania, 26 November 2013: Launch of The Gender and Children’s Desk and 3 Year Action Plan Demonstrate Police Commitment to Strengthen Its Response to Gender Based Violence and Violence Against Children

New York / South Africa, 20 November 2013: On Universal Children’s Day, put hidden violence and abuse in the spotlight, says UNICEF

Lesotho, 3 October 2013: UNICEF welcomes Lesotho’s expansion of child grants

Malawi, 2 October 2013: Prevention as first step in ending violence against children

Uganda, 21 September 2013: UN Joint Statement: Commemorating the International Day of Peace

New York / Addis Ababa, 19 September 2013: The United Nations working together with the African Union to protect children in armed conflict

New York, 18 September 2013: Media Advisory: Social Good Summit 2013

Uganda, 10 September 2013: “Breaking with broken systems” – Pan African study tour in Uganda offers way forward in strengthening civil registration systems in Africa

Mozambique, 27 August 2013: UNICEF Mozambique statement on child abuse in Inhambane orphanage

Brussels, 27 August 2013: European Union top officials back #ENDviolence initiative

Zimbabwe, 16 June 2013: Joint statement by the Zimbabwe Youth Council and UNICEF to mark the 2013 Day of the African Child

Uganda, 1 August 2013: UNICEF’s innovative tracing tool helps to reunite more than 60 Congolese children with their families

South Sudan, 31 July 2013: Ending violence against children is everybody’s responsibility

DRC / Uganda / Geneva, 2 August 2013: Thousands of children escape violence in Eastern DRC, now seeking refuge in Uganda

New York, 31 July 2013: Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices and urgent action to fight violence against children

Tanzania, 23 July 2013: The Government of Tanzania launches a new national birth registration system set to massively accelerate the number of children under 5 with birth certificates

New York / Lilongwe, 16 June 2013: Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF

New York / Addis Ababa, 16 June 2013: Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF

South Sudan, 14 June 2013: Ending Child Marriage in South Sudan: Our collective responsibility

South Sudan, 30 May 2013: See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says

New York, 12 June 2013: Conflict creating unprecedented threats to children’s lives

New York, 12 June 2013: Child labour robbing millions of health, education and growth, UNICEF says

Malawi, 6 June 2013: See the child - before the disability, MODEA and UNICEF says

Viet Nam, 30 May 2013: See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says

Addis Ababa, 20 May 2013: Universal birth registration could be lasting legacy of African Union’s 50th anniversary

Tanzania, 19 April 2013: Tanzanian Government launches a Three Year Multi Sector National Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children

Madagascar, 7 April 2013: Katy Perry teams up with UNICEF and visits children in Madagascar

Zimbabwe, 8 March 2013: Keep children out of harm’s way, UNICEF Executive Director urges Zimbabweans

South Africa, 4 December 2012: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom spends a day with South African children

Kenya, 29 November 2012: Government committed to addressing findings on Violence Against Children Study Report

South Sudan, 20 November 2012: As the country commemorates the Convention on the Rights of the Child’s 23rd Anniversary, there is an urgent need for ratification of the convention

Global, 11 October 2012: UNICEF focuses on ending child marriage on the International Day of the Girl Child

South Africa, 6 September 2012: Making every child count – right from the start

Day of the African Child, 16 June 2012: UNICEF calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

South Sudan, 30 April 2012: UNICEF: Explosive weapons in populated areas must stop

Rwanda, 29 March 2012: UNICEF supports Rwandan children to access justice

South Africa, 2 February 2012: Children have a right to be protected from corporal punishment

Rwanda, 10 January 2012: Prime Minister Calls for all Children to Grow up in Families

Somalia, 15 November 2011: UNICEF extremely concerned about the impact of escalating conflict on children

Rwanda, 5 October 2011: UNICEF welcomes First Lady’s campaign to end violence against children

Tanzania, 11 August 2011: Tanzania government announces commitment to address survey report findings on the violence against children

Day of the African Child, 16 June 2011: UNICEF calls African governments to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse

Lesotho, 10 June 2011: Lesotho enacts Children’s Protection and Welfare Act

Somalia, 7 June 2011: UNICEF shocked at new reports of increase in child casualties

Somalia, 21 March 2011: Ongoing Somalia crisis is a children’s crisis says UNICEF

South Africa, 1 December 2010: South Africans need to unite to stop sexual violence

Italy, 18 November 2010: New report offers breakthrough to ending Female Genital Mutilation

Ethiopia, 12 November 2010: FGM/C abandoned in two districts of Afar region

Lesotho, 8 September 2010: Don’t forget the children – A renewed call to enact the Children’s Protection and Welfare Bill

South Africa, 9 June 2010: UNICEF applauds tourism industry’s commitment to stop child sex tourism



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