Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Police Committee Chair Proposes Eight Measures to Deal with Gender Violence

Mr. Beukman made the proposals in a speech today during the debate on the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign in the National Assembly

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr. Francois Beukman, has proposed eight measures to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to combat gender violence. Mr. Beukman made the proposals in a speech today during the debate on the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Ms. Pramila Patten welcomes trial for the rape of children in Kavumu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Congolese government has indicted 18 defendants for crimes against humanity for the systematic rape of 46 children over a period of four years

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Ms. Pramila Patten welcomes progress in the trial conducted by the authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in South Kivu province related to the rapes of dozens of children in Kavumu, DRC. The Congolese government…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Tanzania |

Tanzanian-German programme significantly reduces new-born mortality in Mtwara and Lindi

Within 2 years, both regions succeeded to substantially improve new-born care and reduced new-born mortality in hospitals by almost 38%

To mark World Prematurity Day 2017, the Honourable Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya, and His Excellency, the German Ambassador, Dr. Detlef Wächter, together with the Regional Medical Officers Dr. Wedson Sichalwe (Mtwara) and Dr. Makenge Gwenchele (Lindi) presented…

Africa Dialogues
Source: Africa Dialogues |

On World Children’s Day, African youth share their vision of the Africa they want

Live stream of the youth on stage on 20 November at:

Eager to make their voices heard, 10 youth from eight African countries will take over the stage in Accra (Ghana) on World Children’s Day to tell the world about the Africa they want to live in, through a series of short, powerful talks. The 10 girls and boys aged 12…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Basic education committee welcomes declining trend in teenage pregnancies

The Committee further welcomed the directive by the DBE that stringent vetting will occur for all people working with children

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has welcomed the declining trend in teenage and learner pregnancies in South Africa. Committee Chairperson Ms Nomalungelo Gina said: “We are excited that the trends are going down, but even so, we are still worried. One teenage pregnancy is one school pregnancy too many.”…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Destructive impact of conflict on education highlighted in four-country African youth survey

Brussels event calls on African Union-EU summit to prioritise investment in learning opportunities

Unsafe or damaged schools, absent teachers and dangerous journeys to class are among the destructive ways that conflict is impacting the learning prospects of young Africans according to a new UNICEF survey carried out in four countries. Based on polling among 128,000 young people* in Central African Republic (CAR), Uganda,…

Source: UNICEF Uganda |

Launch of the First-Ever National Child Participation Strategy

The Strategy aims to provide an enabling environment for children to voice their views on issues affecting their lives, for children to be recognized as key stakeholders, and for children’s issues to be addressed in Uganda’s plans, programmes and services

WHAT: The Government of Uganda will launch its first-ever National Child Participation Strategy, which provides direction for key stakeholders – families, communities, parents, leaders, teachers, policy makers, etc -  to promote meaningful child participation at all levels of Ugandan society. WHEN: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00noon WHERE:…

Aliko Dangote Foundation
Source: Aliko Dangote Foundation |

Aliko Dangote Foundation joins global leaders to fight malnutrition - pledges US$100 million for Nigeria

The Global Nutrition Report 2017 launched at the Summit, showed that despite progress, 155 million children globally are stunted and the world is off track on meeting internationally agreed nutrition targets

What problem can be found in every country in the world and affects one in three people globally? What problem is so rife that the World Health Organization (WHO) terms it “the new normal.”? The surprising answer is malnutrition. It is not an issue that grabs many headlines or attracts…

Unilever Nigeria
Source: Unilever Nigeria |

Sustainability as a Force for Good

In line with Unilever’s commitment to sustainable living, the company is spearheading efforts to help reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in Nigeria, especially among women and adolescent girls through Knorr Force For Good programme

With about 7 billion people living in the world, natural resources have come under tremendous strain globally. Rising temperatures, water scarcity, double burden of nutrition and increasing gaps between the poor and the rich are some of the challenges facing the world. Some corporate organisations have come to understand that…

Source: UNICEF Chad |

European Union provides €7.6 million to UNICEF to respond to multiple emergencies affecting children in Chad

Health centers at district level will be reinforced with technical staff who will contribute to better monitor the implementation of activities and ensure continuity in quality service provision for children with Severe Acute Malnutrition

The European Union, Chad’s leading humanitarian donor, is renewing its response to the immediate needs of children and women in the country. Through its grant of €7.6 million to UNICEF, it will help improve the lives of 112,500 people, including 91,000 children under the age of five. Thanks to this…