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Parkes, Jenny; Heslop, Jo; Ross, Freya Johnson; Westerveld, Rosie; Unterhalter, Elaine – UNICEF, 2016
Every day, girls and boys around the world face many forms of physical, sexual and psychological violence in and around schools. On too many occasions, such violence is tolerated by societies and institutions, including schools, and it is these forms of violence that contribute to the alarming numbers of girls and boys being excluded from schools…
Descriptors: Violence, Gender Bias, Sexual Abuse, Aggression
Shah, Ritesh; Maber, Elizabeth; Cardozo, Mieke Lopes; Paterson, Roseanne – UNICEF, 2016
Too many parts of the world are suffering from conflict and its repercussions. Millions of children and young people are at risk of not reaching their full potential. Before more decades of development efforts are undone and future progress is blocked, it is a moral obligation of society to collectively find ways to foster social cohesion among…
Descriptors: War, Peace, Children, Youth
Wils, Annababette; Bonnet, Gabrielle – UNICEF, 2015
Education is in crisis worldwide. Millions of children, especially the most marginalized, are excluded from school. Many millions more attend school, but they do not learn basic reading and math skills. In addition, international funding for education is on the decline. "The Investment Case for Education and Equity" explains the global…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Role of Education, World Problems
UNICEF, 2015
Education is a human right. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognize the essential role education plays in human and social development. As stated in article 26 of the Declaration, "Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Civil Rights, Role of Education
UNICEF, 2015
The numbers are out, the data have been analysed, and the conclusions are clear: despite substantial gains in school enrollment over the past 15 years, the world has missed the goal of universal primary education by 2015. The failure to deliver on what seemed to be such a realistic and achievable goal represents a broken promise to millions of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Education, Childrens Rights, Out of School Youth
Hawke, Angela, Ed. – UNICEF, 2015
This report delves into a rich new body of data and analysis from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children (OOSCI), which confirms that the task of achieving education for all is far from over. The government-backed national studies carried out under the Initiative have marshalled a wide range of data sources for innovative analyses,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Education, Childrens Rights, Out of School Youth
Shanker, Ashim; Marian, Diana; Swimmer, Christopher – UNICEF, 2015
This paper aggregates the academic literature reviewing and reporting interventions for out-of-school children (OOSC) around the world to serve as a guide for potential interventions in South Asia and elsewhere. It complements the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children (OOSCI) South Asia Regional Study (2014). Thus the interventions reviewed…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Out of School Youth, Foreign Countries, Intervention
UNICEF, 2015
Business as usual has not provided educational opportunities to world's most marginalized children. The South Asia Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI) is part of the global initiative launched by UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) in 2010. The goal of the initiative is to make significant and sustained reduction in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Barriers, Intervention
Aslam, Abid; Grojec, Anna; Little, Céline; Maloney, Ticiana; Tamagni, Jordan – UNICEF, 2014
"The State of the World's Children 2014 In Numbers: Every Child Counts" highlights the critical role data and monitoring play in realizing children's rights. Credible data, disseminated effectively and used correctly, make it possible to target interventions that help right the wrong of exclusion. Data do not, of themselves, change the…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Mortality Rate, Regional Characteristics
UNICEF, 2014
2013 was a year of positive change for millions of children, and each child has an individual story. The stories of individual children are their own; the efforts to reach them are the stories of UNICEF in 2013, and every year since the founding of UNICEF. 2013 either brought no change or violent change for far too many children, and…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Childrens Rights
UNICEF, 2014
Despite rapid economic growth in South Asia, strong inequalities persist and children pay a heavy price. This publication examines latest trends and data on children in the eight countries of the region. It highlights what has been achieved in the 25 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child--and what remains to be done.
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Living Standards, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries
UNICEF, 2014
This report presents key statistics relating to: (1) child malnutrition in Africa; (2) HIV/AIDS and Malaria in Africa; (3) child marriage, birth registration and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C); (4) education in Africa; (5) child mortality in Africa; (6) Drinking water and sanitation in Africa; and (7) maternal health in Africa.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Data, Child Health, Nutrition
UNICEF, 2014
Throughout history, the advance of civilization has been closely tied to the idea that all people have rights: universal, inalienable entitlements to freedom, dignity and security, to be treated fairly and to live free from oppression. The health and soul of all societies depend on how these human rights are recognized--and acted upon. Until the…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, International Law, Treaties, Foreign Countries
UNICEF, 2014
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this edition of "The State of the World's Children" calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world's most disadvantaged children. The report is inspired by the work of innovators around the world--who are pushing…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Childrens Rights, World Problems
You, Danzhen; Hug, Lucia; Anthony, David – UNICEF, 2014
Until relatively recently, much of Africa has been among the economically least developed and least densely populated places on earth, replete with villages and rural communities. Africa is changing rapidly, in its economy, trade and investment; in climate change; in conflict and stability; in urbanization, migration patterns, and most of all in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Demography, Children, Population Trends
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