WaterAid/UNICEF/WSUP launch new guide to make toilets better for women and girls

The requirements of women and girls are too often ignored in the planning and design of public toilets, leaving them unable to use the toilet where and when needed.  A range of factors including menstruation, pregnancy and the menopause bring different needs and requirements for women that should be considered when designing and building public toilets. Of particular importance is access to water and soap for cleaning hands or the body and for washing out reusable sanitary products, as well as somewhere to throw away sanitary protection if needed and…

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UNICEF and ADB join forces for children and young people

UNICEF and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) renewed their commitment to fighting poverty and promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Asia and the Pacific, in a memorandum of understanding signed in Bali, Indonesia today. Under the 5-year agreement, signed by UNICEF Executive Director Ms. Henrietta Fore and ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao, the two organizations pledge to work together to increase access for disadvantaged children, young people, and women to quality services in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, early childhood development, education, child protection,…

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UNICEF unmasks supervillain in new global comic contest

UNICEF and Comics Uniting Nations are calling on children and young people to defeat the ultimate supervillain – The Silence – to help end violence in and around schools. The Silence – a supernatural character that uses its powers to stop children from speaking up and taking action against violence in and around schools – was unveiled at New York Comic Con this week to launch UNICEF and Comics Uniting Nations’ superhero comic contest. Children and young people aged 25 years and under are invited to design their own comic superhero…

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HP, the Clooney Foundation for Justice, UNICEF and Google.org Shine Spotlight on Education

On the International Day of the Girl, HP Inc. launched a powerful new film titled A Generation Found. The film, narrated by George Clooney, tells the story of two young Syrian girls living in refugee settlements in Lebanon who regain access to quality education following years of uncertainty. It is the result of a unique partnership between HP, the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ), UNICEF and Google.org focused on improving educational opportunities and learning outcomes for underserved communities. More than 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced, a…

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UNICEF and H&M Foundation launch a new interactive online tool to help fathers learn ‘baby talk’

A new, free, interactive online tool to encourage fathers to talk more to their babies – and learn the most effective methods in doing so – has launched today. The Baby Talk for Dads online tool – developed by UNICEF and H&M Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Marina Kalashnikova – forms part of the organizations’ longstanding commitment to supporting healthy brain development in babies and young children. The first of its kind product – available on computers and mobile devices – takes fathers on a journey whereby they can learn…

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