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Media Business Woman Carol Bouwer Appointed Special Advocate for UNICEF South Africa’s Influential Women’s Forum

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UNICEF has announced the appointment of Mrs. Carol Bouwer as Special Advocate for UNICEF South Africa’s Influential Women’s Forum. Taking stock of the many public and private initiatives already occurring in the country to tackle violence against children, it is UNICEF’s firm conviction that there is a need to establish a forum to mobilize a group of dynamic female leaders and philanthropists from across South Africa to bring about their acumen in enhancing the protection of children from violence and abuse.

UNICEF hosts Fellows of the International Centre for Journalists

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Following a request from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), UNICEF South Africa hosted an information session where the issues around Early Childhood Development were presented and discussed.

The ICFJ is runs an Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship for journalists from a range of developing countries. Part of the fellowship includes two reporting trips to countries that are implementing a successful and innovative approach to supporting childhood development, hence South Africa was selected to travel to for their second reporting workshop.

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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