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Education is one of UNICEF’s main programs. On this page, you will find more information about current and past UNICEF projects, child stories and ways you can get involved.

Tips for having age appropriate discussions to reassure children and help them keep themselves and their families safe.

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Xiaoyu is an eleventh grader who lives in Beijing, China. Since the beginning of the spring semester, in February 2020, she is one of the millions of primary and secondary students in China relying on online or televised learning to continue her education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Lisa Damour – psychologist, New York Times columnist and mom of two – provides advice for parents on how to help your children deal with the many emotions they may be experiencing as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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One principal’s quest to support children’s education despite ongoing conflict.

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A programme to end open defecation in Jharkhand ends up transforming gender roles, with female toilet builders tackling gender gaps and taking on menstrual hygiene management.

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Girls education is an important topic for many countries around the world. Low participation and lack of opportunities in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is often cited as one of main barriers to a fulfilling education for girls. Faced with this situation, UNICEF Bolivia has started several new programmes throughout 2019 to reduce the gender gap in these areas, ensuring that girls and young people can develop the skills they need for the world of tomorrow.

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It’s true – UNICEF is bringing a spooktacular tradition back to Canada for Halloween. Here’s the top 5 things you need to know about UNICEF Canada’s Halloween Heroes.

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Irene is 14 years old and in grade 7 – which in Uganda, where she lives, is unusual for girls her age. UNICEF supported programs in Uganda are helping to ensure that Irene and girls like her are able to stay in school longer, sparking positive change in the community.

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Gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women is at the heart of UNICEF’s mandate to realize the rights of all children.

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In 2014, the world witnessed the abduction of more than 276 school girls taken from their school in the town of Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria, triggering a massive solidarity movement on social media with celebrities calling on the governments of the world to act. We wanted to bring them back, to live their childhood as any child - any girl - should be entitled to. Yet, more than five years later, more than 100 of the “Chibok girls” are still missing. Worse, 110 more girls were abducted, and five lost their lives, in February 2018 in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria.

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