Home to ancient Buddhist ruins, colourful crafts and beaches on the Bay of Bengal, the sta


UNICEF interventions focus on strengthening the implementation of central and state gov


Population:  41.9

Child Sex Ratio:  978

Language:  Oriya

Literacy Rate:  73

IMR:  51

MMR:  51

Meena Radio

Uploaded on Mar 23, 2010 Funded through the generous support of the IKEA Social Initiative, Meena Radio is a partnership between UNICEF, the UP Government and All India Radio to promote child rights, gender equity and child- friendly schools. Meena Radio is being broadcasting for the first time in Hindi in Utta

Priyanka Chopra

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[1] 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

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

child marraige

Child Marriage

India has the largest number of child brides in the world — one third of the global total.1 Yet, recent data indicates thatin the last decade there has been a significant decline in the prevalence of child marriage from 47 per cent to 27 per cent of the proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married before age 18 from 2005/2006 to 2015/2016.2 Child marriage among young men and boys has also seen a positive change.

online safety

FAQs: Blue Whale Challenge

What is the Blue Whale Challenge and why should parents be concerned about this game? 1. The Blue Whale challenge is an online game. The game is named so because sometimes whales beach themselves intentionally and die. 2. In this game, an online administrator assigns tasks to its participants. The participants are given a period of 50 days to complete each task. The players are expected to take photos of them undertaking the challenge and upload them as proofs for the curator's approval. The last challenge is to commit suicide. Players of this game cannot stop


Effective Implementation of Th

The Round-table Consultations were born out of the Supreme Court’s deep concern about the implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 (JJ Act, 2000). The need to bring all relevant stakeholders on one platform to map the problems and emerging issues, as well as identify workable solutions was one of the ways of triggering change on the ground. The focus has continued with the enactment of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act, 2015). The Round-table Consultations have been conducted under the aegis of the O



Rani is 8 years old, from Godatu Village #Jharkhand. Caroline den Dulk, Chief of Communication..

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