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International Day of the Girl Child- 2012
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All images credit: Subhankar Bhattacharya
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Aamrapali taking a class on jute bags making
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Yasminbi addressing the youth on HIV/AIDS PREVENTION
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Participants performing tribal dance in the youth rally
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Women queue up to take iodized salt
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Omesh Matta Rasha is one of 7 UNICEF interns based at YASHADA Pune
George The new furniture represents a much improved school environment for these young students, who have shown improved attendance levels and regularity in the light of these changes.
An anganwadi worker and an auxiliary nurse midwife examine a sick child at the anganwadi centre in Jharkhand's Mandar block.
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Sharmila Tagore is UNICEF India's goodwill ambassdor for HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children.
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Mr. D K Sikri, Registrar General, India, Mr. R Khurana, Deputy Registrar General – CRS, Mr. B S Lali, Secretary, Border Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. R S Sirohi, Additional S...
The Chabua Tea Estate is a sprawling bed of green colored only by the bright saris of the tea tribe women who work in the fields of this North Assam district of Dibrugahr.
YSR Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr K. Rossaiah, Health Minister -AP, at the launch of the coalition
This picture is made up of little coloured post-its put up by the children on their wishes and hopes.
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Inaugural address of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme
The Health Supervisors explain the details about immunization to Damong .
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Migrant brick kiln workers become a part of the rural sanitation movement in West Bengal
Twelse being administered DT 1. He was also administered Measles vaccine along with Vitamin A and OPV
Health Worker Pushpa with mothers outside the Immunisation site.
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Raju is a 14 year old HIV +ve child. He is a young priest at a temple at Ujjain who teaches tabla and harmonium to children in his free time. When his best friend’s mother came to know a...
Volunteers participating in an interactive session
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Truck carrying mobile theaters for screening the powerful "Girl Stars" series of films
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District Guna, Madhya Pradesh is experiencing positive changes in the lives of children of the district. When one travels to these villages one can easily notice that change.
West Bengal Education Minister Partha De (left) speaking with Prashant Majhi, a youth who lost his best friend to HIV/AIDS and now devotes his time to spreading the message of prevention...
A woman in Purulia’s Bandwan block watching a film on maternal mortality. The film, made with support from UNICEF, is screened in rural areas, where female illiteracy is high, to spread ...
A billboard by Shivpuri district administration cautioning against under-age marriages. Shivpuri is Madhya Pradesh is one among the 15 districts implementing MAPEDIR
Majuli, the cultural nerve center of Assam, is a Sub division in the Jorhat district of the State.
Class three topper Kamlesh proudly displays the school bag he received as a prize.
Release of Government of India policy framework for children and AIDS
A group of caregivers and community volunteers from Nandurbar watched with sheer astonishment a newborn suckle its mother’s breast on its own.
East Bengal, India's leading football club, playing an exhibition match to promote protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS, witnessed by over 15,000 spectators, in Nadia district of ...
Jennifer Lefing, a study intern from USA poses with a group of women in Tamil Nadu.Jennifer was part of a team of 4 that studied UNICEF interventions in the tsunami affected schools of N...
Women queue up to take iodized salt
A girl student using sanitary napkin vending machine
Migrant brick kiln workers standing in front of their communal toilets in Itamogra II Gram Panchayat in West Bengal’s East Medinipur district.
Child care workers who function as a team of vaccinators in the polio vaccination drive.
Children in Bihar took to the airwaves on the International Day for Children's Broadcasting and expressed themselves through skits and plays.
Mobile Learning Centre - view from the front
Making good use of wall spaces - the BaLA concept
Duiji, Manjuma have shown true grit and determination in the face of adversities
The candlelight vigil by the group in front of India Gate. Seen here singing with Penaz Masani the inspiring song ‘Leh mashalein chal pade hein log mere gaon ke..’
Participants attending the photo documentation workshop
New Delhi, 23 June 2008: UNICEF in partnership with NACO and other youth organizations organized a National Convention of Peer Educators from May 28 to 30, 2008. The first of its kind c...
New Delhi, 23 June 2008: Participatory methodologies and inter-personal communication are credited the world over as powerful processes to engage with youth. “The message is in the medi...
Born with complications of lung injury and poor oxygen saturation at birth, Khusboo's little son survived due to the special care and attention provided in the Sick Newborn Care Unit at ...
Warangal, Andhra Pradesh: The Government Maternity Hospital in Hanumakonda, Warangal handles up to 15 deliveries every day — that’s about 450 per month or over 5000 per year.
Ramsakhi of Kankari Village, Dholpur, is lucky to be alive today, thanks to the Safe Motherhood Helpline
Rehana Bibi with Rizwan at her house
His Excellency Hideaki Domichi, Japanese Ambassador to India, and Ms. Karin Hulshof, UNICEF India Representative sign MOU.
An anganwadi worker and an auxiliary nurse midwife examine a sick child at the anganwadi centre in Jharkhand's Mandar block.
A mother feeds her one year old at the Nuagaon PD Centre
Purulia, West Bengal: Hemlata Mahato, in her distinctive purple saree of the Accredited Social Health activist (ASHA) worker, is a familiar figure in the far-flung villages of Jhalda II...
Watch how's it done - showing the 5 steps to washing with soap
Participants introduce themselves at the ice-breaking
Mrs. Ban Soon-taek interacts with children during her visit to the Chalta Firta School
New Delhi, India, 19 November 2008: On the eve of Universal Children's Day, International agencies and donors made a joint commitment to support the Government of India to improve matern...
Nisha the member of Children’s Parliament from Varanasi speaks of how girls are tormented and harassed.
India now has a road map to deal with paediatric AIDS. The first national consultative meeting on Paediatric HIV/AIDS
The 53 children attending the national consultation of children affected by HIV/AIDS made 14 specific suggestions to be incorporated in the national AIDS control Programme ( NACP III).
This picture is made up of little coloured post-its put up by the children on their wishes and hopes.
New Delhi May 18, 2006: A four day national consultation of children affected by HIV/AIDS will begin on 24th May at the Heritage Village, in Manesar on the outskirts of Delhi
Civil society voices from across India will join together during the week of 20-26 May to demand a stronger response, more accountability and more resources in the fight against HIV/AIDS...
Rahul Dravid and Mr. Scindia spent time with a large gathering of young people, telling them about UNICEF’s “Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS" campaign.
Bharati is on her regular mission. Associated with NTP+ (Network in Thane by People Living with HIV and AIDS) she strives to give voice and courage to HIV infected people.
Workshop with young women
We are back from the field visit to Krishnagiri. It was fun....and great learning. The dairies of other interns is what gives me courage, to present in words my experiences in field.
On Friday June 16, we arrived in Hyderabad where we were very warmly welcomed by our supervisor from the host institute.
This is a story of transformation that took place in a young girl in one of the villages, who is the heroine of our story.
Following are articles written on and by peer educators from Tamil Nadu.
The Sphere Group’s Unified Response Strategy (URS) was launched in 2006.
Child care workers who function as a team of vaccinators in the polio vaccination drive.
Is this the future we want for our country: Children present Rights Reality
"Kyunki...Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai's six key protagonists embody the change the serial wants to promote in its audience".
“Our work is to be available, and to give correct advice." - Anganwadi worker
Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda, on October 2 launched the UNICEF-supported Dular project in three additional districts of the state of Jharkhand
Trucks being loaded with essential supplies for the flood affected areas of Katni and Panna
Mr. Cecilio Adorna, Representative UNICEF India, lighting the lamp at the National Consultation of State Women and Child Developement Ministers & Secretaries on ‘ ICDS Universalisation w...
Cases of UNICEF provided chlorine tablets being loaded for distribution in flood affected areas of Gujarat
Compared with 40,600 vaccinations in April last year, about 64,400 children were vaccinated in April this year – an increase of over 50 per cent.
The respiratory disease measles remains a leading cause of death among young children, despite the fact that a safe and effective vaccine has been available for 40 years. Measles is an a...
Indian film idol Jackie Shroff launches HIV/AIDS awareness programme in Bihar.
The brightly lit garba ground in Vadodara, where a multi-media campaign was organised on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
If the click of a mouse could open up an entire range of data on a school in a remote area of India, planning would become better and funds would reach the right place.
I want to become a doctor despite all discrimination and problems I face today".."I want to be a soldier and serve the country
A girl student using sanitary napkin vending machine
Administering polio vaccine to an infant.
Many neo-natal deaths could be averted if parents recognized warning signs, adopted appropriate feeding practices or had access to skilled health workers and facility-based care.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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