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Adolescents and youth

Stories from the field

Adolescent Girls

Ethiopia - A community takes measures to protect girls from harmful practices including child marriage

Côte d’Ivoire - A young rape victim regains self-confidence with UNICEF support

Guatemala - Olga’s story: Violence against women and children continues to devastate lives


Mozambique - Children’s rights, an important topic to be broadcast on air

State of Palestine - Adolescents make efforts to build a stronger society

Brazil - Platform for Urban Centers empowers youth to advocate for children’s rights

Rwanda - Voices of the most vulnerable children heard at  National Children’s Summit

Malaysia - Celebrating every child’s right to participation

Kyrgyzstan - Young people bring positive change to a post-conflict area

Zambia - The power of youth - Podcast #61 - celebrating International Youth Day

Egypt - Young people play critical role in defending rights and shaping the future

Mexico - Indigenous adolescents push for recognition and equity

Jamaica - Children Speak Out On School Drop-Outs, Child Abuse at Child Research Conference


Haiti - Adolescents map HIV risks, part of a holistic approach to treating HIV/AIDS

Ukraine - Providing holistic health care to sexually exploited adolescents and other at-risk youth

Botswana - Teen centers provide a refuge for adolescents living with HIV

Ukraine - Adolescents tell their stories about HIV and AIDS

Climate Change

Viet Nam - A youth film project raises awareness about climate change

Zambia - Media workshops empower youth to address climate change

Humanitarian Action

Syria - A space for adolescents, in the midst of conflict-ravaged Homs

Pakistan - Flood-affected children get a second chance to attend school

State of Palestine - Children affected by violence are encouraged to come to terms with the past

Pakistan - Young Syrian refugees meet to discuss their concerns

Jordan - A 13-year-old boy plays an active role in a camp for displaced persons

Haiti - Library project opens doors and minds


Liberia - Connecting classrooms youth advocates meet Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Sierra Leone - Education plants the seeds of a better future for adolescents

CEE/CIS - Adolescents, education & participation

Juvenile Justice

CEE/CIS - EU and UNICEF: Fewer children behind bars, greater reforms needed

Angola - A second chance for children in conflict with the law

Honduras - Programme aims to rehabilitate ex-gang members

Turkmenistan - Third Central Asian Child Protection Forum calls for juvenile justice reform

Media and Participation

Madagascar - Urban children highlight their needs through video

Haiti - Radio training encourages youth to tell their own story

Niger and Mali - Young photographers document the problems facing their communities

El Salvador - 'Mini-reporters’ help launch anti-violence campaign 

Nigeria - A radio project gives voice to young

Armenia - Young reporters bring unique perspectives to child rights conference

Moldova - Youth Media Centre provides training and confidence



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