Tamil Nadu is one of India’s most progressive states, ranking in the top three on several


UNICEF’s efforts in Tamil Nadu are leading to a range of positive outcomes for th


Population:  72.10 million

Child Sex Ratio:  946

Language:  Tamil

Literacy Rate:  80

IMR:  22

MMR:  22

Celebrities pledge their support for well being of every child in India

Published on Feb 6, 2013 Join Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sharmila Tagore and millions of Indians in pledging the support for the well being of every child in India.

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

communication for development

Communication for Development:

This compendium of 15 SBCC cases presents results and learning from the Communication for Development (C4D) cross-sectoral interventions from 15 states of India – all implemented during the country programme2013- 2017. Additionally, a national level C4D Results Report ‘Resonating Change’ has also been compiled. The case studies at the state level were selected basedon the following criteria: 1. Level of maturity - High/Medium/Low 2. Level of Research - Well Researched/Moderately Researched/Not Well Researched 3. Geographical Spread of Implementation - Hi

communication for development

Resonating Change: Communicati

Foreword I am pleased to present 'Resonating Change', the story of the Communication for Development (C4D) program of UNICEF India Office. Our 2013-2017 program cycle has been very intensive, and extremely satisfactory. We built new thinking around Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) and leveraged new opportunities that came our way while carrying forward relevant initiatives from the past. Noteworthy in this cycle was our close collaboration with national and state level governments on SBCC and the joint work in attaining results of their flagship programmes



The India chapter of South Asian Woman in Media (SAWM) and UNICEF came together to mount an unprecedented initiative in which SAWM members – journalists in their own right – travelled across the country to report stories around 'A Day in the Life of…' an adolescent girl child in India. From Baramullah in the Kashmir valley to the jungles of interior Tamil Nadu, from urban spaces in Mumbai to the backwaters of Jharkhand's Singhbhum district, ten SAWM India journalists, from print and TV, in English and in several Indian regional languages, gave voice to gi



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

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