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Early Moments Matter: UNICEF supports Father's Day with Zakes Bantwini

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UNICEF launched its Father’s Day campaign with celebrated musician and its Celebrity Advocate Zakes Bantwini supported by the LEGO Foundation today. The campaign highlights the importance of the first years of life as a critical period of rapid brain development and learning.

With more than 90 countries celebrating Fathers’ Day this month, the initiative invites families to post photos and videos of what it takes to be ‘super dads,’ using the hashtag #EarlyMomentsMatter on their Instagram and Twitter accounts. To inspire families across the world and South Africa to share their best dad moments, photos and videos of UNICEF ambassadors and supporters who have got behind the campaign will be posted on UNICEF’s Instagram and Twitter, and featured on the campaign’s gallery between 6 and 18 June.

UNICEF Condemns Brutal Murders of Girls and Women, Calls for Violence-free Communities

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Alarmed by recent reports of women and girls – some as young as two years-old – being brutally raped, mutilated and killed, UNICEF is calling on government, civil society and community members to accelerate ongoing actions and increase investment in prevention and early intervention programmes to promote violence-free communities.  ‘These horrific crimes are yet another sign that violence is a daily reality for too many women and children living in South Africa’, said UNICEF South Africa Representative, Mr. Herve Ludovic de Lys. 

mHealth and Young People in South Africa

mHealth and Young People in South Africa


This report identifies digital resources targeted at providing adolescents and young people in South Africa with sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning and healthy pregnancy information and advice. The report explores young people’s self-reported online behaviours and preferred sources of information on health-related issues and their experiences with using their mobile phones including the enablers and barriers to the use of mobile phones for health-related activities. Data was collected during the period from November to December 2015.

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