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More than 5,000 child soldiers released in 2017, but tens of thousands still being used in conflict
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Sunday, 11 February 2018
More than 5,000 child soldiers released in 2017, but tens of thousands still being used in conflict
The global commitment to end the use of children in armed conflict led to the release and reintegration of more than 5,000 children in 2017, but tens of thousands of boys and girls are still being recruited, kidnapped, and forced to fight or work for military groups or armed forces at “alarming rates,” according to the United Nations.Read Full Article ...
 
Around four million Iraqi children in need says UNICEF, ahead of investment conference in Kuwait
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Sunday, 11 February 2018
Around four million Iraqi children in need says UNICEF, ahead of investment conference in Kuwait
Nearly a quarter of all Iraqi children are living in poverty, and in the wake of more than four years of violence, families are being pushed to “extreme measur...
 
Ahead of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN calls for smashing stereotypes
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Friday, 09 February 2018
Ahead of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN calls for smashing stereotypes
It is time to support and invest in women and girls who want to pursue careers in scientific research, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said i...
 
New Bollywood film about rural innovator spotlights menstrual health, women's rights
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Thursday, 08 February 2018
New Bollywood film about rural innovator spotlights menstrual health, women's rights
Bollywood is highlighting the issue of menstrual hygiene in a new comedy-drama that aims to break taboos around sanitary pads.Read Full Article ...
 
Syria: Life 'living nightmare' for children in East Ghouta, UNICEF chief warns
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Thursday, 08 February 2018
Syria: Life 'living nightmare' for children in East Ghouta, UNICEF chief warns
Following reports that dozens of children have been killed in violence this week alone in Syria, a senior United Nations official on Friday stressed the need f...
 
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