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2016

New film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham highlights urgent need to end violence against children
5 December 2016 – A powerful new film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham was released today to illustrate the brutal reality that physical and psychological abuse can mark children forever.

Children and social assistance: Investing in children
22 November 2016 – This year marks the coming of age of the Child Support Grant (CSG), established in 1998, now recognised as one of South Africa’s most successful poverty alleviation strategies.

Universal Children’s Day: Two hundred world renowned writers come together for children’s rights
14 November 2016 – Over 200 prominent writers including novelists, playwrights and poets, have joined a global literary campaign this week, penning ‘tiny stories’ of around seven lines each to highlight Universal Children’s Day...

R 1 Million raised for UNICEF at The Westin Cape Town Charity Event
24 October 2016 – On Saturday night, 22 October, prominent South Africans came together to celebrate UNICEF’s work for children at the fourth annual ball organised by The Westin Cape Town.

Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday – UNICEF
11 October, 2016 – Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours a day, on unpaid household chores and collecting water and firewood compared to boys their age, according to a report released by UNICEF.

South African Kids Online: A glimpse into children's internet use and online activities
21 September 2016 – One in three children has been exposed to hate speech and inappropriate images on the internet and many children were upset by this experience. One in five children has met face-to-face with a stranger they first encountered online.

No child born with HIV in South Africa: An achievable goal
18 July 2016: - With 3.4 million people on antiretroviral therapy (ART), South Africa has the largest HIV treatment programme in the world. By 2015, an estimated 95% of HIV-positive pregnant women and 75% of HIV-infected children were accessing ART.

Play-based learning takes centre stage
14 July 2016 - The critical need for training and the implementation of play-based learning has been highlighted as priorities at a three day conference held in Johannesburg.

Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children: UNICEF
28 June 2016 – Based on current trends, 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030.

Eighty per cent of 18-year-olds believe young people are in danger of online sexual abuse – UNICEF/Ipsos global poll
7 June 2016 – Eight out of ten 18-year-olds believe young people are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, and more than five out of 10 think friends participate in risky behaviours while using the internet, a UNICEF study shows

 

 
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