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Over 230 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation: UNICEF

NEW YORK, MARCH 8: Over 230 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a newly released UNICEF report. The updated global estimates show a 15% increase in the total number of survivors - or 30 million more girls and women - compared to data released 8 years ago. Released on International Women's Day, the data shows that the pace of progress to end FGM remains slow, lagging behind population growth, especially in places where FGM is most common, and far off-pace to meet...
North East

UNICEF launches radio to help improve immunisation in remote parts of Northeast

Guwahati, October 9: Despite the dominance of social media today, radio still impacts minds in many remote parts of the Northeast. This perhaps has prompted UNICEF India to rope in at least 70 radio professionals to help improve immunisation in the region. UNICEF India on Sunday launched the Northeast chapter of the Radio4Child platform in which radio professionals will be roped in to help create innovative messaging on children and women's issues in the region. "Over the years, we have seen that there has been a steady rise in the...
India

UNICEF, MoPR signs joint Statement of Understanding: Child Participation at Local Governance

NEW DELHI, APRIL 14: Commemorating the 75th year of India's Independence ~ 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' ~ Yaumasa Kimura, UNICEF India Representative a.i and Sunil Kumar, Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), signed a joint Statement of Understanding, reiterating their commitment towards the realization of the rights of youth and children in India. One-third of India's population comprises children - and the country has a demographic dividend with adolescents and young people constituting 22% of the population. In line with the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the partnership aims...
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