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UNICEF South Africa launches Influential Women Circle with Special Advocate Carol Bouwer

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On the eve of Human Rights Day, UNICEF launched the Influential Women Circle with its Special Advocate, media celebrity and entrepreneur, Mrs. Carol Bouwer.

The Influential Women Circle is a group of influential South African women who have joined together to protect the lives of the country’s most vulnerable children.

Canadian Deputy Minister visits Soweto Safe Park

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“I feel safe here and nobody can bully me” asserts nine-year old Talent as he addresses Canada’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Global Issues and Development, Diane Jacovella at the Freedom Park Safe Park on the outskirts of Soweto.

Hosted by UNICEF South Africa and the National Association of Child Care Workers at the Safe Park, Ms. Jacovella spent an afternoon with children and child and youth care workers where, along with Canadian High Commissioner Sandra McCardell. She assessed the work being done to better the lives of children in under-resourced communities.

South African Child Gauge 2017

South African Child Gauge 2017

The South African Child Gauge 2017 explores what the country’s children need to not only survive but also to thrive. Since 1994, child poverty has decreased and children’s survival and access to basic services has improved. But these changes are not enough to unlock the full potential of all children. Violence, poverty, hunger, and poor-quality education continue to compromise children’s development and life chances – with a negative impact on the country’s development.

The theme of the 2017 issue – “Survive, Thrive, Transform”– echoes the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children's and Adolescents' Health, which aims to end preventable deaths, ensure health and well-being, and expand enabling environments in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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