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Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra hosts inaugural UNICEF South Africa Fundraising Gala

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Attended by over 150 guests, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Priyanka Chopra reminded her audience, at the inaugural UNICEF South Africa Fundraising Gala, that “compassion is the only way to take the world forward.”  On her first field visit as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since assuming the title in December 2016, the acclaimed actress, producer and philanthropist shared her experiences of her recent visit to Zimbabwe where she met with young girls who had been the victims of sexual violence. Admitting that what she had witnessed on her trip did leave her emotional, Chopra noted that she is “strengthened” by UNICEF’s dedication to the protection of vulnerable children.

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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