Girl Stars - Suriyamani the Forest Activist
Uploaded on Feb 28, 2008 Suryamani Bhagat is an activist with 'Save the forests of Jharkhand movement'; she is the founder of 'Torang' a tribal rights and cultural center in Kotari Village, Ranchi district in Jharkhand. Suryamani works to save the forest where she lives and preserve her tribal cultureMore
Priyanka Chopra inspires teenage girls to aim high...
Bollywood Actress, International Recording Artist and UNICEF India Ambassador Priyanka Chopra met with young women in Chandrapur, India, to mark International Youth Day and to witness how their lives are being transformed through the Building Young Futures programme, which is run in partnership w
Giving Children A New Start To Their Lives
In this quiet village of Bhuja in southern Rajasthan, 14 year old Payal and her younger brother managed to stay back in school despite several pressures to get engaged in child labour following their father’s untimely death. The children suddenly learnt they had to earn wages to manage their family.
UNICEF Ambassador Shakira strikes a chord with girls from Udaipur
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira met with a group of adolescent girls from Udaipur in Rajasthan. For Shakira, it was inspiring to hear the girls’ stories. “It is very special to spend time with these girls, internalize their challenges, their efforts to get an education and to make a better life f
A total of 330 million people, a quarter of India’s population, have been affected by the drought of 2015-16. The drought has had an impact on 2, 55,923 villages in 254 districts of 10 states. (Indian Express Newspaper, 20 April, 2016) Drought is a complex, slow-onset phenomenon of ecological challenge that affects people more than any other natural hazards Against the background of this repetitive drought and drought-like situation in many states of India over the last few years, UNICEF’s India Country Office sought to improve its first-hand understanding of t
Strengthening Rehabilitation &
Juvenile Justice is a key area of social policy, dealing with a growing number of children and youth who have been marginalized and displaced by rapid socioeconomic changes. The framers of the Constitution of India placed a duty on the State to ensure that children live a life of dignity and respect. By also ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Government of India had, in 1992, agreed to the international legal obligation to protect, promote, and fulfill the civil, political, cultural, economic and social rights of children. Yet, 40%1 of ou
Child Online Safety in India
Child Online Protection is a global challenge which needs to be undertaken urgently. Today’s children have wide access to internet via mobile phones, laptops, tabets, desk tops, and other devices. They are fascinated by such devices and scouring the internet for all types of information. In India, it is estimated that about 134 million children have mobile phones. The number is growing by leaps and bounds. Also, with broadband expansion, these children will have faster access to internet by 2017. This phenomenal growth will provide opportunities to the children of