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How sport can help keep children engaged during COVID-19: Innovations South Africa

How sport can help keep children engaged during COVID-19: Innovations South Africa

By Chiara Pasquini, Artur Borkowski
23 Sep 2020
Sports for Development (S4D) is a key strategy for engaging children in South Africa.  A mapping exercise conducted as part of the Getting into the Game research programme initiated by Barça Foundation and UNICEF identified 265 S4D organisations operating in ...
Five things we learned from research on child survivors of violence

Five things we learned from research on child survivors of violence

By Amber Peterman, Audrey Pereira, Tia Palermo
22 Sep 2020
Violence against children is a pervasive global phenomenon. Estimates indicate over 1 billion children under the age of 18 experience emotional, physical or sexual violence every year from a range of perpetrators – including parents, peers and intimate or dat ...
Protecting children from harm during COVID-19 needs evidence

Protecting children from harm during COVID-19 needs evidence

By Shivit Bakrania, Sandy Oliver
24 Jul 2020
Although much of the world is focused on the “silver lining” that COVID-19 does not appear to severely impact children’s health, UNICEF is raising the alarm about the potential damage of the hidden impacts on children’s health as well as the indi ...
COVID-19 may pose greater risk to children than originally thought

COVID-19 may pose greater risk to children than originally thought

By Priscilla Idele, David Anthony, Kaku Attah Damoah, Danzhen You
21 Jul 2020
It is commonly accepted, at least for now, that children and adolescents (0-19 years) have been largely spared the direct epidemiological effects of the COVID-19 crisis on their own health and survival. This narrative is based predominantly on early data from the first affected c ...
COVID-19 may pose greater risk to children than originally thought

COVID-19 may pose greater risk to children than originally thought

By Priscilla Idele
15 Jul 2020
It is commonly accepted, at least for now, that children and adolescents (0-19 years) have been largely spared the direct epidemiological effects of the COVID-19 crisis on their own health and survival. This narrative is based predominantly on early data from the first affected c ...
From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Spain’s Basic Income Response to COVID-19

From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Spain’s Basic Income Response to COVID-19

By Jennifer Waidler, Maja Gavrilovic
02 Jul 2020
Spain has been hard hit by Covid-19, both in terms of high death toll and worsening economic conditions. Government lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus left millions of households without earnings or temporary unemployed. A recent report anticipates a 13% decli ...
Ending child labour in South Asia through access to quality education

Ending child labour in South Asia through access to quality education

By Ramya Subrahmanian, Valeria Groppo
15 Jun 2020
UNICEF Innocenti is undertaking a DFID-funded research project on Evidence on Educational Strategies to Address Child Labour in South Asia. An inception workshop with national experts from India and Bangladesh started to unpack the nature of children’s work and interlinkage ...
How are sport for development organizations keeping children healthy during COVID-19?

How are sport for development organizations keeping children healthy during COVID-19?

By Artur Borkowski, Chiara Pasquini, Andaleeb Alam, Karen Avanesyan, Thomas Dreesen, Bassem Nasir
05 Jun 2020
This blog explores how Sport for Development (S4D) organisations have responded and adapted their programming to support children during the COVID-19 crisis. S4D organisations use sport as a tool to catalyse positive change in the lives of children, youth and the communities they ...

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