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Written on: Saturday, 05 April 2014 Published in Newsletter
How a UNFPA project is making a difference “Adolescent mothers as a group face challenges arising from the stage of adolescent development as well as pregnancy and motherhood. They live in worlds which hold different and sometimes conflicting expectations of them. They are required to balance the results of changes in their lives, often without guidance and support, to make the transition from adolescent to mother.” [Extract from Listen to these stories: the Experiences, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Adolescent Mothers in Guyana - 2011] A landmark project which was implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Women…
Written on: Thursday, 06 March 2014 Published in Newsletter
Saving children’s lives will benefit entire societies Children who thrive are more likely to live longer, stay in school, be productive members of their society, and realise their dreams, creating benefits that reverberate through future generations. This is what motivates UNICEF to work with partners in the ‘A Promise Renewed’ movement towards eliminating preventable child deaths. The movement, which is based on shared responsibility for child survival, has indeed grown steadily since its start just over a year ago. We are witnessing commitment in its true sense with pledges turning into action on the ground for children. So far, 176…