Back to the Books: Literacy Empowers Girls Around the World

As schools reopen around the world, hundreds of millions of children are entering physical classrooms for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March. Experts are examining the risks and benefits of the in-person learning experience, looking at the reopenings from both a public health and quality of education perspective. Long breaks from […]

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A Mother’s Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. Her mother Jamie spoke with UNICEF USA about the factors that made her daughter vulnerable — and what parents need to know about trafficking in the United States. Describe your relationship with Danielle […]

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Preventing a silent crisis for Rohingya women and girls during COVID-19 pandemic

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – The Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar refugee camps are as worried about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as billions of other people around the world. So are Bangladeshi families living near the settlement, which is home to some 850,000 Rohingya refugees displaced from neighbouring Myanmar. They worry that […]

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Heading back to school in the pandemic

An entire generation has seen its education interrupted. At the height of nation-wide lockdowns in April, approximately 91 per cent of the world’s students in more than 194 countries were out of school. This has caused immeasurable disruption to the lives, learning and wellbeing of children around the world.   UNICEF is working together with governments and […]

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Protecting children online

Children are spending more time online than ever before. And they’re getting there sooner. Around the world, a child goes online for the first time every half second. Growing up online offers limitless opportunities. Through computers, smartphones, gaming consoles, and televisions, children learn, imagine and develop their social networks. When used in the right way – […]

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Protecting children from violence in school

Every child has the right to go to school free from fear. When schools provide quality, inclusive and safe education, children can learn, build friendships and gain the critical skills they need to navigate social situations. In the best circumstances, school puts children on the path to a promising future. But for too many girls […]

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