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Press Release: 9th National Children’s Summit kicks off with the theme “Children and Self-Reliance”
19 December 2013 – “We have gained more confidence and knowledge with every summit” says Alex, 17 of the National Children’s forum during the pre-summit consultations.

Press release: More than 850,000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents
29 November 2013 – A new report released today by UNICEF shows great progress has been made to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, with more than 850,000 new childhood infections averted between 2005 and 2012 in low- and middle-income countries.

Press Release: Rwanda launches a unique intervention “1,000 days campaign in the land of a 1,000 hills” to combat Malnutrition
28 September 2013 - The Government of Rwanda has announced the launch of a unique campaign to combat malnutrition with an aim of improving maternal and child health in the country.

News note: KOICA provides UNICEF $4.5 million for innovative technologies to save lives of new born children and mothers in Rwanda
7 August 2013 – Today UNICEF Rwanda, the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Government of Rwanda reached a new agreement to improve maternal and child care through using RapidSMS technology to track pregnant women and babies.

Press release: Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices and urgent action to fight violence against children
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 against children

News note: New Early Childhood Development and Family Centre ensures the best start in life for children of Kayonza
12 July 2013. – Rwanda’s first Early Childhood Development and Family Centre was launched today in Nyagatovu Village, Kayonza District following the partnership between the Imbuto Foundation and UNICEF, as part of One UN in Rwanda.

Press release: UNICEF’s story in 2012: unrelenting efforts for world’s most vulnerable children
15 July 2013 – Despite financial concerns in much of the world and complex emergencies affecting children in nearly 80 countries in 2012, global progress was still made for millions of children last year, according to UNICEFs Annual Report 2012.

Malala Day inspires youth around the world to demand their right to education
12 July 2013 – Hundreds of young people take over the seats at the United Nations today to add to their voices to courageous advocate Malala Yousafzai’s call to see all children in school and learning.

Young people voice their views on Rwanda’s development
14 June 2013 - Innovation and action were the leading themes on display at the “My World, Our Actions, Our Future,” workshop where youth discussed Rwanda’s post-2015 development agenda and came up with solutions to address the country’s problems.

Press release: See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says
30 May 2013 – Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children’s report.

Rwanda is first sub-Saharan African country to roll out measles and rubella vaccination
March 2013 - After working in the small field near her home in the early morning, 37 year old Giovance Kyomugisha bathes and dresses three of her youngest children Ukwishaka (8), Hope (6) and Gift (1) for the important day ahead.

Nearly 5 million children to be immunised against measles and rubella in Rwanda
13 March 2013 - Thousands of children and their parents converged on the hills surrounding Kibeho’s health centre in southern Rwanda as the first ever combined measles-rubella immunization campaign kicked off in sub-Saharan Africa.

Feature: Refugee children in Rwanda find safe spaces to play
February 2013 - Yvette, spends most of her day helping her mother and older sister prepare food, fetch water and wash the few clothes they were able to carry with them before settling in Nkamira Transit Centre, a way-station for thousands of refugees...

Improving quality education for children through reform of teaching and learning materials
February 2013 - At Kanyinya, a Nine-year Basic Education school in Nyarugenge District, children are seated in a circle around the teacher. Their eyes light up as she reads from a book full of tales of animals and friendship.

Feature: Children’s Summit advances the rights of children to their dignity
19 January 2013 - Rwanda’s national Parliament was bathed in a sea of blue as more than 400 child delegates representing each of Rwanda’s 416 sectors gathered for the 8th annual Children’s Summit in Kigali on 19 January 2013.



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