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Mary Pereira Mendes, C4D Specialist, UNICEF Iraq

What does your average working day look like?

There’s a blur between day and night at work. My job consists of actively interacting with people, organizing field visits to understand community-level issues, making sure that everyone is…

If you’ve ever doubted how sport can help us rise above pain and find strength, watch this video, shot on location in Namibia and set to BANKS’s powerful song, “Goddess.” http://uni.cf/U4w4UC #TeamUNICEF

“I never imagined my wedding day; I was completely devoted to study. I wanted to become a doctor. I was very good in school. When we left Syria, I tried to bring my textbooks. I thought I might go back again, and I could use the time in Iraq to study.” 

Like many girls facing poverty or conflict, Dilda was married to an older man to help make ends meet. “She had a nice dress, but no songs, no party,” says her father Abdul. “It would be very improper to have a party while our brothers and sisters are suffering and being killed in Syria.”

Together we can end child marriage within a generation. Be part of it: http://uni.cf/GS14 

“In my village there is one girl who is younger than I am who has not been cut because I discussed the issue with her parents. I told them how much the operation had hurt me, how it had traumatized me and made me not trust my own parents. They decided that they did not want this to happen to their daughter.”

Meaza was 10 when she was subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). She now campaigns to protect other girls from this harmful practice. FGM is declining in Ethiopia and many countries around the world, but still too many girls are at risk. We must do more.

Meaza is inspiration that by speaking up to say NO to this harmful practice, we can change attitudes and change girls’ lives. Add your voice: http://uni.cf/GS14

Play and sport are EVERY child’s right! Learn more at: http://uni.cf/team #TeamUNICEF 

Today is Day of the African Child! It commemorates the children who were killed while protesting for a better education in Soweto, South Africa in 1976. 

The road to quality education for all children is still long. Here’s one girl’s story, from northern Nigeria: http://uni.cf/1kYmsW4

ALL children have the right to play. But 168 million children can’t play because they are working.
Despite progress, the world has a long way to go to eliminating harmful child labour. As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in November, find out more about the progress we’ve made and what still needs to be done: http://uni.cf/crc

It’s been 50 days. They must be released. They must not be forgotten. Raise your voice for them: http://wefb.it/C3C6CE

We’re helping children in the Central African Republic cope with trauma and find their families through drawing. In vivid colour and detail, these are some of the horrors that they’ve witnessed since the start of sectarian violence. http://uni.cf/1gEJ4ud

How poverty shapes every aspect of life around the world, in 12 infographics: http://uni.cf/1kbPnQZ via the ONE Campaign

This one is from Hans Rosling’s Gapminder portal.

How poverty shapes every aspect of life around the world, in 12 infographics: http://uni.cf/1kbPnQZ via the ONE Campaign

This one is from Hans Rosling’s Gapminder portal.