ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Children (ASEAN RPA on EVAC). ASEAN. (2018)

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The elimination of violence against children (VAC) is a challenge in all countries and in every society, race, class and culture. It is a violation of human rights, upheld in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which prescribes that every child has the right to survive, grow and be protected from all forms of violence. All children have the right to be respected for their human dignity, physical and psychological integrity and to equal protection.
 
Keywords: HIV, violence, abuse, children,  sexual violence
 
 

Breastfeeding: A Mother’s Gift, for Every Child. UNICEF. (2018)

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This report from UNICEF shares new analysis on breastfeeding practices around the world and sets out key recommendations for governments, the private sector, civil society and communities in low-, middle- and high-income countries to increase breastfeeding rates. The report finds that more than 1 in 5 babies in high-income countries are never breastfed, compared to 1 in 25 in low- and middle-income countries.


Keywords: breastfeeding, mother, children, health

 

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Child Marriage and HIV: Thematic Brief. Girls Not Brides. (2018)

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Around the world, girls and young women are disproportionately affected by HIV. While there is limited evidence about the direct causal relationship between child marriage and HIV, many of the factors which put girls and young women at greater risk of HIV infection also put girls at increased risk of child marriage. Once married, child brides face profound health consequences as a result of their early marriage, and in some contexts, increased risk of HIV infection. There are therefore strong arguments for investing in girl-centred programmes which can simultaneously tackle the drivers of child marriage and new HIV infections among adolescent girls.


Keywords: HIV, prevention, treatment, sexual and reproductive health

 

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Every Child Alive: The Urgent Need to End Newborn Deaths. UNICEF. (2018)

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Deaths among children aged 1 month to 5 years old have fallen dramatically in recent decades. But progress in reducing the deaths of newborn babies – those aged less than 1 month – has been less impressive, with 7,000 newborns still dying every day. This is partly because newborn deaths are difficult to address with a single drug or intervention – they require a system-wide approach. It is also due to a lack of momentum and global commitment to newborn survival. We are failing the youngest, most vulnerable people on the planet – and with so many millions of lives at stake, time is of the essence.

 

Keywords: mortality rates, breastfeeding, health system

 

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INSPIRE Handbook: Action for Implementing the Seven Strategies for Ending Violence against Children. WHO. (2018)

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The INSPIRE handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children explains in detail how to choose and implement interventions that will fit your needs and context. The seven strategy-specific chapters address the Implementation and enforcement of laws; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and caregiver support; Income and economic strengthening; Response and support services; and Education and life skills. The handbook concludes with a summary of INSPIRE’s implementation and impact indicators, drawn from the companion INSPIRE indicator guidance and results framework.

 

Keywords: children, violence, bullying, laws, support

 

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Toward an End to Child Marriage. Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and Save the Children. (2018)

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The purpose of the study is to gather findings from efforts to prevent and respond to child marriage in both development and humanitarian contexts and determine what Save the Children and other organizations can do to improve their response to this critical issue. The study adds to existing research by synthesizing the most up-todate literature, bringing the voices of practitioners and experts into the discussion, and examining the topic of child marriage interventions in a humanitarian context for the first time.

 

Keywords: children, advocacy, protection, education, health, rights

 

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UNICEF Annual Report 2017. UNICEF. (2018)

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This report details key results achieved in 2017 by UNICEF and partners – including children and young people themselves – and looks to the strategic challenges ahead. Against a backdrop of widespread conflict, instability and displacement, the report highlights UNICEF’s efforts to advance innovation, efficiency, transparency and financial stewardship in 2017. It also takes note of successful advocacy activities focused on child survival and health, early childhood development, violence against children, and child migrants and refugees. The report demonstrates UNICEF’s commitment to investing in the rights of excluded and disadvantaged children and young people, and providing them with opportunities to grow up healthy, educated and protected.

 

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, children, young people, health

 

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UNICEF Strategic Plan, 2018–2021: Executive Summary. UNICEF. (2018)

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This summary of the UNICEF Strategic Plan, 2018–2021 highlights the organization’s key goals and activities, setting out the concrete results that UNICEF aims to achieve for children with its partners over a four-year period. The summary also outlines the organizational change strategies and enablers envisioned by the Strategic Plan to achieve those results, charting a course towards the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and a better future for every child.


Keywords: SDGs, children, adolescent, cross-cutting, gender, violence

 

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Violence against Children in Lao PDR. Lao Statistics Bureau, National Commission for Mothers and Children and UNICEF. (2018)

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This report presents the detailed findings of the survey and is an important step in the nation’s endeavour to gather and disseminate new data on childhood vulnerabilities. These data are essential for better understanding the prevalence and circumstances of violence against children and will inform a range of violence prevention, early intervention and response initiatives to enhance the protection of children in Lao PDR from all forms of violence. This will support implementation of the National Plan of Action on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Women and Violence against Children 2014-2020.

 

Keywords: HIV, testing, children, intimate partner, violence  

 

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Women: At the Heart of the HIV Response for Children. UNICEF. (2018)

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UNICEF’s new report, Women: At the heart of the HIV response for children, highlights the sobering fact that, contrary to popular opinion, the AIDS crisis is far from over. Even as the disease beats a slow retreat due to the significant and commendable progress on many fronts in the last decade, it still strikes at people of all ages, including babies, young children and particularly adolescents. It continues to thrive among the marginalized and the powerless. Women and girls bear the brunt of the disease, both as the majority of those infected, and as those caring for others. The report contains 17 essays from women leaders in the fight against HIV, from activists living with HIV to prominent political and corporate figures.

 

Keywords: HIV, PMTCT, ART, women, adolescents

 

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