30 years ago, leaders made a historic commitment: #ForEveryChild, every right. Today, let's call on governments to fulfil their promise.
“So long as children have access to an education, there is hope. UNICEF is supporting the government in training teachers, supplying books and building schools and classrooms so that all children enjoy their right to education, no matter who they are or what their migration status is.” Our Goodwill Ambassador @priyankachopra on meeting refugee children in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is home to 900,000 refugees – the second largest refugee population in Africa. Most were forcibly displaced from their homes in Somalia, South Sudan, Eritrea, Sudan and Yemen. Many have crossed borders in search of peace or a better life, facing deadly dangers and discrimination along the way. We're on the ground working tirelessly to make sure every child and young person has every chance to thrive. #achildisachild © UNICEF/UN0315365/Prinsloo
2,300 children living with HIV 10,000 newborns 25,000 pregnant women And counting… @unicefvenezuela is keeping families and children safe with 30 tonnes of medicine and health supplies to stop the spread of infectious diseases in Venezuela. #ConLosNiñosDeVenezuela
“Human beings, putting their differences aside, and coming together… it’s humanity.” YES! Thank you @priyankachopra for sharing your experience visiting our programmes in Ethiopia where we’re working tirelessly to make sure every child, regardless of where they come from or where they are, has every chance to thrive. #achildisachild no matter what. #regram . . . “Having been to other refugee camps around the world, the tension between the host (local) communities and refugee communities is glaring... all because basic resources are divided. But in many parts of Ethiopia, that’s not the case, and in the Tigray region specifically, these two communities are living side by side. What’s even more remarkable, IMO... these kids don’t even realize what coming together (team Ethiopia and team Eritrea) to play a simple game of football stands for, and how something so basic can impart positive change. Human beings, putting their differences aside, and coming together…
Today, young people around the world are raising their voices for #climateaction.
"I was bullied at school back in England. So, it’s extremely important for me to speak out against bullying. I actually switched schools because of it. It created a lot of anxiety and issues that I still deal with today. I have dealt with situations both in real life and online that are soul breaking and it genuinely hurts reading some of the things people have said." Our youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador @milliebobbybrown recently told @glamouruk her story of being bullied and why she became an activist. "Young people’s lives are increasingly under pressure. First of all, I want to make sure that children are protected from violence and exploitation." Thank you, Millie, for using your platform to champion the rights of children and young people around the world. We are proud to have your support. Together, we can #endviolence. © UNICEF/UN0258916/Nesbitt [Photograph taken on 20 November 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters]
YES! Girls’ rights are human rights. Thank you @priyankachopra for shining a light on our work to protect every child’s right to a childhood and an education. #achildisachild #endchildmarriage #regram . . . “This is Hasina (15), she is a 7th grade student who loves to go to school. She used to live with her sister and her husband, and without her knowing, her sisters’ husband was arranging her marriage to one of his friends...she was 12 at the time. One day when the man visited her house to pester her parents to marry her, she escaped to a friends house and the next day went to one of the community-based child marriage prevention platforms, alone (which she had heard about at school.) She asked herself, if She married now, would she ever go back to school again? Hasina loves learning and wasn’t willing to trade her education or freedom for anything.That gave her the courage to stand up for herself. The community, along with the authorities, stepped in and stopped the
This week, our Goodwill Ambassador @priyankachopra is in Ethiopia shining a light on our work to protect refugee children and their right to quality education. #achildisachild no matter what. #regram . . . “At the Bambasi Refugee Camp Primary School there is a shortage of trained teachers, with one teacher for every 89 students. This second grade class is taught by Hubahiro, she is a refugee child who is an 8th grade student at the school...she teaches grades 1-4 in the morning, and in the afternoon attends school to continue her education. Like her mother, who is also a refugee and teacher at the school, she earns a small stipend. When I first met the kids they were extremely introverted and timid. It took a lot of tickles and cuddles to get them to interact with me. Thank you Hubahiro for translating and helping the kids understand that I was a friend.” @unicefethiopia #childrenuprooted