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The following video stories highlight some of the key messages of The State of the World's Children 2002. (Professional broadcasters: view and order B-roll footage.)
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Interview UNICEF's Executive Director Carol Bellamy

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How far have children's rights progressed in the past decade?
How can young people contribute to the fight against AIDS?
Why is it important for girls to have equal access to education?
Are more children being immunised today than in 1990?
What needs to be done to improve the world for children?

Egypt: Girls education


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Although many Egyptian girls are still trapped by the forces of tradition and economic need, thousands of others now have a real chance of transforming their lives through education, says UNCEF's education expert Dr Malak Zaalouk. The Egyptian government and UNICEF have helped create 200 community schools in villages throughout the Assiut region of Upper Egypt where 70 per cent of the pupils are female. Girls like 10-year-old Hoda (in pink paper tiara) are quickly learning to take a leading role in their own education.

Malawi: HIV/AIDS prevention


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In Malawi, children as young as 10 are being taught vital lessons about HIV/AIDS prevention as part of a national curriculum developed by the government with support from UNICEF. At Domasi Demonstration Primary School in Zomba, Mrs Martha Chadzamakono's teaches students like 12-year-old Rebecca Abraham and her friends about the dangers of unprotected sex through role playing.


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