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Partnering with Youth to Research the Challenges Facing Young People in the Horn of Africa

By Olivia Bueno
03 Jul 2019
Hargeisa city is a fast-growing urban environment that remains safe, unlike many parts of the region. Yet young people living in the city face a myriad of challenges. Unemployment is high amongst youth, and poverty is widespread. In this context, it is not surprising that young p ...
Pinocchio on Trial: Who is guilty?

Pinocchio on Trial: Who is guilty?

By Patrizia Faustini
27 Jun 2019
Pinocchio is sitting at the defendant’s seat with his lawyer, when the judges enter the hall. On one side the prosecutor looks at him grimly, with the Cat and the Fox, Mangiafuoco, the puppet master, and the teacher next to him.On the other side, the father Geppetto, a poor ...
How does UNICEF maternity leave compare with EU and OECD countries?

How does UNICEF maternity leave compare with EU and OECD countries?

By Yekaterina Chzhen
14 Jun 2019
If UNICEF were a rich country instead of my employer, it would rank 24th out of 41 EU and OECD countries in the league table of our new report “Are the world’s richest countries family friendly?” on the indicator of full-rate equiva ...
Responding to Screen Time Concerns: A Children’s Rights Approach

Responding to Screen Time Concerns: A Children’s Rights Approach

By Daniel Kardefelt Winther
17 Apr 2019
Over the past decade there has been escalating concern that the time children spend using digital technology might be harmful. Calls have been made to protect children by restricting the amount of time they spend in front of digital screens. But recently there has been a cha ...
Getting the ‘Development’ Right in Sport for Development

Getting the ‘Development’ Right in Sport for Development

By Juliana Zapata
06 Apr 2019
Getting the ‘development’ right in sport for development (S4D) means that on the pitch, disabilities are dissolved into strengths. It means that traditional ‘no girls allowed’ attitudes are torn away. It means that children’s voices are valued in bot ...
Are children equipped to navigate post-truth societies?

Are children equipped to navigate post-truth societies?

By Patrizia Faustini
01 Apr 2019
In 2014 the World Economic Forum called the rapid spread of misinformation online one of the ten most critical issues for our societies.A 2016 Stanford study of 7,800 student responses from middle school to college highlighted discomforting results. Researchers found that student ...
Do countries have fiscal space for universal child grants?

Do countries have fiscal space for universal child grants?

By Frank Otchere
22 Mar 2019
It is a known fact that in nearly every country, children are more likely to live in (monetary) poverty than adults (19% versus 9% respectively in 2018). This has immediate effects on the well-being of children, their development prospects and consequently their adult life. Cash ...
Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Girls and Women

Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Girls and Women

By Prerna Banati, Elena Camilletti
14 Mar 2019
On March 12th 2019, UNICEF will co-host a side event to the sixty-third Commission on the Status of Women, together with the UK’s Department for International Development and GAGE Consortium managed by ODI, to share evi ...

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