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Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence
KINGSTON, June 28, 2018 – UNICEF and Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) have forged a new partnership to address improvements needed for children in state care.

UNICEF & JFJ Partner to Protect Children in State Care
KINGSTON, June 28, 2018 – UNICEF and Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) have forged a new partnership to address improvements needed for children in state care.

UNICEF Deeply Concerned about Child Murders, Sexual Violence and Violent Discipline
KINGSTON, 1 November 2017 – UNICEF is deeply concerned about the violence that plagues Jamaican children, who are among staggering numbers of children across the world experiencing violence – according to a new report released today.

BREDS Opens Innovative Challenge Course for At-Risk Youth
KINGSTON, 27 September, 2013 – BREDS/The Treasure Beach Foundation has launched a unique outdoor challenge course designed to build resilience and leadership skills for youth.

Tivoli: First Stop for ‘Talk Up Yout’ School Tour
KINGSTON, 13 September 2013 – Students at Tivoli Gardens High will be the first to speak their minds on the ‘Talk UpYout’ school tour that kicks off today.

New Leadership for UNICEF Jamaica
KINGSTON, 21 August, 2013 – UNICEF Jamaica welcomes the appointment of Mr. Mark Connolly to the post of Representative.

Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices and urgent action to fight violence against children
NEW YORK, 31 July 2013 – Violence against children is all too often unseen, unheard and underreported, said UNICEF today, announcing an initiative that urges ordinary citizens, lawmakers and governments to speak out more forcefully to fight violence again

Community Members Spruce Up Cacoon Castle Primary
KINGSTON, 18 July 2013 -- Cacoon Castle residents gave the primary school in their remote community a well-needed facelift on Tuesday, during a day of community development activities to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day.

UNICEF Condemns Pervasive Violence Against Children
KINGSTON, 5 June, 2013 – UNICEF is deeply concerned by the unrelenting violence against children across the island, including the spate of child deaths last week.

#WeMatterToo : Telling the Stories of Jamaica's Young and Vulnerable
KINGSTON, 6 May 2013 -- Adolescents and young people remain a particularly vulnerable group in Jamaica. Adolescent girls aged 10-19 are almost three times more likely to become infected with HIV than boys of the same age.

UNICEF Awards Teens for Outstanding Creativity
KINGSTON, 11 March 2013 The winners of UNICEF’s I-CREATE Visual Arts Contest were awarded their prizes on Monday, March 11 at Studio 174 in Kingston.

UNICEF’S Deputy Executive Director Visits Children in Jamaican Prison
KINGSTON, 26 February, 2013 – On her first visit to Jamaica, UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director, Ms.Geeta Rao Gupta, heard first-hand from children detained at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre, the island’s only prison for women.

I-CREATE Visual Arts Contest Award Ceremony
KINGSTON 4 March 2013 -- -- UNICEF’s I-CREATE Visual Arts Contest closed on February 1 with almost 60 entries from students all across Jamaica. Entries ranged from photography, to videos, illustrations and hand drawn paintings.

UNICEF focuses on ending child marriage on the International Day of the Girl Child
NEW YORK, 11 October 2012 – On the first International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF and partners are highlighting joint efforts to end child marriage – a fundamental human rights violation that impacts all aspects of a girl’s life.

UNICEF Underscores Urgency of Video Testimony for Young Sexual Abuse Victims
KINGSTON, 1 October 2012 – UNICEF is calling for the urgent passage of legislation to introduce the use of video-recorded evidence for child victims of sexual abuse.



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