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End child marriage ‘hell’ for Indonesian girls, lawmaker urges

Indonesia reportedly has one of the worst records for under-age marriage – its high number of child brides puts it among the top 10 countries worldwide.

The tragedy of Gaza’s children

The Israeli-led blockade is pushing Gaza further toward the cliff edge of a humanitarian emergency.

Unicef alarmed by tweets selling child sex

Users are offered, for a fee, membership in WhatsApp groups that let them chat with boys and view gay porn.

More needed to protect kids from abuse, says activist

James Nagayam of the Suriana Welfare Society says the many reoccurring cases of child abuse point to an ineffective system.

PBB: Kanak-kanak lelaki paling ramai kahwin bawah umur

Kajian mendapati seorang daripada 5 kanak-kanak lelaki atau 23 juta orang, berkahwin sebelum berusia 15 tahun.

Attacks against Afghan schools soar, says UNICEF

The senseless attacks on schools; the killing, injury and abduction of teachers; and the threats against education are destroying the hopes and dreams of an entire generation of children.

UMS gets RM300,000 Unicef grant to address issues facing women, kids

This makes UMS the first university in Malaysia to collaborate with Unicef in attending to such issues.

Better deal for stateless kids but new govt must do more,...

The UN body says stateless children continue to face abuse and neglect.

Yaman: Unicef mula bayar gaji guru tertunggak

Inisiatif ini 136,000 guru dan kakitangan sekolah yang tidak menerima gaji mereka selama lebih 2 tahun.

Wajibkan vaksin bukan penyelesaian, Unicef ingatkan kerajaan

Unicef kata tidak banyak bukti menunjukkan undang-undang mandatori memperbaik liputan perlindungan vaksin.

Compulsory vaccination not the solution, Unicef tells government

Unicef says there is little evidence that mandatory laws improve vaccination coverage.

Look out for signs of child sex trafficking, Unicef tells Malaysians

Hotels, travel and transport operators can also help spot such activities, says Unicef rep Marianne Clark-Hattingh.

Don’t forget the rest, Unicef tells govt after 3 stateless children...

Unicef says all children are born equal and Putrajaya should continue to treat other cases of stateless children in the same manner.

Finland sumbang AS4.2 juta bantu masa depan kanak-kanak Lubnan

Program bertujuan menyediakan akses perlindungan, bantuan sosial dan pendidikan untuk kanak-kanak berusia lebih 10 tahun.

Thai security forces kill two linked to deadly shooting at school

Clashes between Malay-Muslim rebels and the Buddhist-majority Thai state have killed nearly 7,000 people since 2004.

Vanuatu baby vaccinated in world’s first commercial drone delivery

A nurse picked up the vaccines and administered them to 13 children and five pregnant mothers.

Tumblr’s ‘porn ban’ can help teach kids about online safety

Unicef says the challenge now is for parents to speak to children at home about the risks of surfing the internet.

UN: 150 women, girls raped in S. Sudan

At war since 2013, South Sudan has seen horrific levels of sexual violence.

World report: Malaysia facing ‘triple burden’ in tackling malnutrition

It has to tackle 'significant' cases of obesity, anaemia and stunting.

Unicef praises Putrajaya’s stand on early sex education

The United Nations body and others believe reproductive and social health programmes will benefit children.

Many children admit to being bullies, survey shows

The Children4Change survey reveals that 64% of children have been involved or possibly involved in bullying while three in four have been victims of such acts.

Be role models, Unicef reminds teachers after ‘sex for grades’ claim

The United Nations Children's Fund says any abuse of students by teachers is a breach of trust, adding children should not be afraid of going to school.

Unicef expert tells why school food programme may fail to address...

Malnutrition and obesity cut across all economic groups, says Siti Altaf Deviyati.

Sugar tax news is sweet music to Unicef’s ears

However, it says the rate of 40 sen per litre is a bit low.

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