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Child rights

Rwanda, 20 June 2018: Goal! Messages on child development reach rural Rwanda during the World Cup

South Sudan, 11 June 2018: “Many fathers are missing out”

Zimbabwe, 8 May 2018: Community outreach programme gives vulnerable children a second chance at education

South Sudan, 18 May 2018: “I didn't know if he was alive”: Former child soldier reunited with family

Rwanda, 3 April 2018: How inclusive education works for children with disabilities

Mozambique, 10 April 2018: Providing the right to name every child

Malawi, 18 April 2018: Local chief leads effort to end child marriage in community

Mozambique, 26 March 2018: I can go to school now

Mozambique, 15 March 2018: The importance of birth registration for a mother in Zambezia

Rwanda, 23 February 2018: Inclusive education gives Innocent bright aspirations for his son’s future

Kenya, 6 February 2018: A New Dawn: poetry against FGM

Ethiopia, 5 February 2018: FGM/C survivors teach communities to end the practice

South Sudan, 13 January 2018: Registering a birth, providing an identity

Kenya, 3 December 2017: Inclusive education – A reality on the ground?

Lesotho, 28 November 2017: The search for the most vulnerable families

Rwanda, 12 October 2017: Silent advocacy: how statistics empower

Rwanda, 27 September 2017: Inspired by Itetero, Damascene enrols in primary school, undeterred by his visual impairment

Mozambique, 16 May 2017: My child marriage story

Uganda, 6 March 2017: Community leaders, religious leaders spearhead the campaign against female genital mutilation

Mozambique, 3 March 2017: From undocumented to filled with rights

South Africa, 21 February 2017: Championing change in the Northern Cape

Kenya, 9 February 2017: A mother leads the movement to stop FGM in her community

Kenya, 5 February 2017: What if it happened to me?

Angola, 17 January 2017: Travelling to the country’s remotest communities to register new births

Burundi, 12 January 2017: Advocating for children’s rights

Zambia, 9 January 2017: The power of inclusive sport

South Africa, 8 December 2016: Tiny Story author Michelle Nkamankeng receives ‘Girl Child of Promise Award’

3 December 2016: For every child, rights: A celebration

Rwanda, 26 November 2016: Children participate in photography workshop to celebrate UNICEF’s 70th anniversary

Kenya, November 2016: Tiny stories

South Africa, 14 November 2016: Tiny Stories: “What I want for every child”

Ethiopia, 1 November 2016: Ensuring every child is accounted for and no one is left behind

10 October 2016: Girls count!

Burundi, 6 September 2016: Jean-Pierre’s reintegration

Ethiopia, 25 August 2016: Conventional vital events registration launched

Kenya, 5 August 2016: UNICEF partners with Nairobi University for a successful Nairobi Innovation Week 2016

Burundi, 28 July 2016: Safe havens: Re-education centres protect formerly detained children

28 July 2016: UNICEF welcomes Human Rights Watch report, Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats

Angola, 4 May 2016: Explaining the importance of birth registration

Botswana, April 2016: Mobile birth registration initiative a dresses challenges in the Okavango area

Madagascar, 30 March 2016: Ranjanirina, in pursuit of his identity

Somalia, 23 March 2016: A teenager who suffered through FGM/C works with her community to end the practice

Zimbabwe, March 2016: Aliah Silibiza’s story: No WASH facilities equals no inclusion

Burundi, 1 March 2016: NOW is the time to invest in children

South Africa, 9 February 2016: Mining, civil society and UNICEF agree to partner to further children’s rights within the mining sector

Ethiopia, 26 January 2016: “I could help my family be free from poverty if I was educated. Not if I am married.”

Somalia, January 2016: Joint measles and birth registration campaign provides 100,000 children with birth certificates

Ethiopia, 28 December 2015: Elders advise against child marriage in favour of education in Amhara

Mozambique, 10 December 2015: Meeting child brides

Mozambique, 10 December 2015: Child marriage: “In the end it wasn’t my choice”

Ethiopia, 9 December 2015: Health workers create awareness on the consequences of child marriage in Amhara

Somalia, 2 October 2015: The 196th nation to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Ethiopia, 25 June 2015: Efforts boosted to end child marriage and FGM/C by 2025 at the National Girl Summit

Somalia, 21 May 2015: Birth registration in Somaliland

Tanzania, 11 May 2015: New birth registration system expanded to Mwanza

Burundi, 28 April 2015: Inclusive learning builds a path to achievement

Ethiopia, 26 March 2015: Donors appreciative of the joint UNFPA/UNICEF programme to stop FGM/C in Afar Region

Rwanda, 27 March 2015: National partnership on children with disabilities

Zimbabwe, 27 March 2015: School improvement grants helping children with disabilities access education

Zimbabwe, 17 March 2015: Government and UNICEF launch report on disability

Zimbabwe, 11 March 2015: Partnerships needed to end child marriages

Uganda, 24 February 2015: Health workers join campaign against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Ethiopia, 17 February 2015: Crown Princess of Denmark visited programmes supporting girls and women in Afar Region

Somalia, 5 February 2015: Former circumcision practitioner, Asha, talks about how she was persuaded to give up her work

Somalia, 20 January 2015: The Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified by the Somali President in front of hundreds of school children

Mozambique, 19 June 2014: Major birth and civil registration project to reach thousands in Nampula

South Africa, 18 December 2014: Santam’s 2015 Child Art Calendar promotes children’s rights

Namibia, 21 November 2014: Using sign language to share messages on UNCRC

Zimbabwe, 21 November 2014: UNICEF, Government and partners commemorate CRC@25 with a call for action

Kenya, 20 November 2014: Is Kenya a better place for children, 25 years on?

Somalia, 20 November 2014: On the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – It is time to focus on the children

Kenya, 16 June 2014: Making Children Count on the Day of the African Child

Kenya, 12 May 2014: Doing business differently

Mozambique, 26 May 2014: Interview with Rahimatha Habiba about the child-to-child radio programme in Namialo

South Sudan, 5 May 2014: With conflict raging, recruitment of children into armed groups is on the rise

Uganda, April 2014: Commemoration of 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child kicks off with first ACTIVATE talk

South Africa, 21 March 2014: Santam and UNICEF spotlight Children's Rights through Art

Malawi, 19 February 2014: African leaders forum on disability: “Disability is not inability”

Tanzania, 27 January 2014: In the United Republic of Tanzania, a new solution for birth registration

Angola, 11 December 2013: Eight citizens in a day - A story on birth registration in Angola

Mozambique, 10 December 2013: UNICEF Mozambique and Magnum Photos proudly present… The Rights Responsibility – their rights, our responsibility

Uganda, 16 October 2013: In Uganda, seeking to improve birth registration across Africa

New York, 19 September 2013: New tools from UNICEF to work with business on children’s rights

New York, 5 September 2013: Executive Board to adopt UNICEF strategic plan and integrated budget for 2014–2017

New York, 4 September 2013: UNICEF Executive Board places focus on children living with disabilities

Zimbabwe, 29 July 2013: Opening the world to disabled people

Mozambique, 22 July 2013: UNICEF Ambassadors speak out for children in Mozambique

New York, 11 June 2013: World Day Against Child Labour shines spotlight on plight of domestic workers

Malawi, June 2013: Equity in Action - Global UNICEF partner Special Olympics report on visit to Malawi

Swaziland, 30 May 2013: Swazi children want more opportunities

Uganda, 30 May 2013: Two Ugandan children are - children, with support from their community

South Africa, 29 May 2013: Young leader inspires others towards enablement, despite her own disability

New York, 30 May 2013: Flagship report urges seeing the child - before the disability

Mozambique, 8 May 2013: Birth registration a vital necessity

Mozambique, 11 April 2013: One step at a time - UNICEF and UNHCR join forces to help stateless in Mozambique

Botswana, 5 April 2012: Parliament discusses the “unfinished” child rights and development agenda for children

Burundi, 13 March 2012: Guaranteeing children's rights to protection and play

Zimbabwe, 8 December 2010: Rights advocate Graça Machel pledges support for Zimbabwean children at risk

USA, 8 November 2010: International Children's Day of Broadcasting Awards celebrate child rights

Tanzania, 5 August 2010: South African filmmaker wins UNICEF Child Rights Award at Zanzibar festival

Angola, 10 August 2010: With free birth registration, Angola promotes a child's right to legal identity



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