Tackling Undernutrition in Sri Lanka’s Plantations
Description: In Sri Lanka, undernutrition among mothers and children under-five, especially those living on plantations, is all too prevalent. Anemia is widespread among pregnant mothers and 36 percent of young children are either too short or underweight for their age. While progress has been made in improving overall health and socio-economic indicators in plantations, a new report recommends a more strategic approach to ensure mothers and their children get the nutrition they need to live healthy lives and realize their potential.
28 Apr 2017
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Description: Digital literacy is becoming as important as traditional literacy. When girls and women have access to technology and digital training, they thrive. But when they are held back it can affect every aspect of their lives.
This film, shot on location in Ethiopia, follows the life of first-time actor and ICT student Kalkidan, 13, as she navigates technology opportunities at her school from two very different perspectives.
WATCH and SHARE the film this Girls in ICT Day on 27 April 2017.
Learn more: https://plan-international.org/digitalgirls
27 Apr 2017
Description: Generation Hope is a beautiful new film which tells the stories of just some of the young people who, having enjoyed Mary’s Meals as children, are now part of a new generation beginning to find its voice and build a brighter future.
For more information visit: www.marysmeals.org
25 Apr 2017
Description: Education transforms lives every day and in every corner of society.
This video explores the power of education and UNESCO’s role in leading and coordinating the Education 2030 Agenda, which is part of a global movement to eradicate poverty through 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Education is the right of every woman, man and child.
Together, we’re shaping the global citizens of tomorrow, empowered on the path of education to build a more sustainable future.
UNESCO – Building peace in the minds of men and women.
19 Apr 2017
Description: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres designated Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.
The designation was followed by a conversation between the Secretary-General, Ms. Yousafzai and youth representatives around the world on the theme of girls’ education.
10 Apr 2017
Description: A London school is talking to a school in Damascus, Syria via Skype to hear how students in the conflict-zone are faring. CNN's Phil Black reports. Source: CNN
06 Apr 2017
Description: Watson Institute Senior Fellow Pamela Reeves hosts a discussion with Kakenya Ntaiya, founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence in Kenya.
Engaged at the age of 5, Kakenya was to participate in a female circumcision ceremony as a young teenager and then be married. But she had a different plan. First, she negotiated with her father and willingly agree to be circumcised -- only if he would allow her to finish high school. She continued her education at Randolph-Macon Women's College in Virginia, and went on to get a PhD from Pittsburgh. She fulfilled her promise to bring her skills and her dreams back to her village, and has built a transformative school and holistic educational program for rural Kenyan girls, all of whom avoid female genital mutilation and child marriage as they get a world class education.
View Kakenya Ntaiya's TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/kakenya_ntaiya_a_girl_who_demanded_school.
05 Apr 2017
Description: Decades of conflict and insecurity have forced countless Afghan families to flee from their homes, stripping children of their right to access education. In 2016, the country saw a staggering number of refugees -- the vast majority of whom were children -- return from neighbouring Pakistan, most of them after decades of displacement. This sudden surge in the number of returning refugees has overwhelmed the capacity of Afghan schools to provide much-needed education to conflict-affected boys and girls. Unable to attend school, children are also exposed to various protection risks, ranging from early marriage to forced recruitment into armed groups.
In response to the situation, the European Commission has teamed up with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to introduce an emergency education project in eastern Afghanistan, an area bordering Pakistan that has witnessed the highest number of refugee-returnees over the past few years. The initiative helps ensure access to quality education and a protective environment for vulnerable children.
Video: Norwegian Refugee Council
05 Apr 2017
Description: International Alert held a conference in Beirut to discuss the power of education to improve peaceful relations in Lebanon, which is facing growing pressures and tensions because of the Syrian refugee crisis.
Watch panellists Rania Zakhia, Education Specialist at UNICEF Lebanon, and our lead Researcher Lana Khattab share some insights from our upcoming report on the links between education and social stability. We also hear from our Middle East and North Africa Programmes Manager Rebecca Crozier.
One of the key findings is that non-formal education programmes, particularly community-based initiatives with longer-term funding, are vital to improving relations among and between children and their families.
24 Mar 2017
Description: In 2016, UNICEF supported 12,600 children in Syria that crossed conflict lines to sit their national exams.
For more information on the effects of a SIX year war on the children of Syria, please visit: www.childrenofsyria.info/hitting-rock-bottom
22 Mar 2017
Description: Recorded at 'Changing Humanitarian Action?', ALNAP's 31st Annual Meeting. Find out more at alnap.org/31am.
Music: Tyops, https://www.freesound.org/people/tyops/sounds/352375/
13 Mar 2017
Description: Members of the Neluwa community in Sri Lanka share the challenges they are facing and how together with World Vision they are working to create a brighter future for their children.
02 Mar 2017