Experiencing Bullying Gave Me Strength
There have been several instances in my life where I have experienced some form of bullying. However, I have mostly experienced exclusive bullying from friend groups throughout my life.
Representation, Intersectionality and Inclusion within Community Fundraising
UNICEF Canada is pleased to announce that Fatou Jammeh, our Community Development Officer, has been accepted as a 2018-19 Fellow in the Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program.
The Rohingya Crisis - One Year On
On the anniversary of the crisis Rohingya children continue to struggle. A year ago today children - sick, exhausted and in desperate need of clean water and food - started arriving in droves in the Rohingya refugee camps of Bangladesh. 12 months on, these children’s struggle continues. While their most basic needs are now being met, more than half a million Rohingya refugee girls and boys are being denied the chance of a proper education.
Shrouded Maternity: Stories from pregnant Rohingya refugees
Nine months since violence forced thousands of Rohingya people to flee Myanmar, conditions for pregnant women in one of the world’s largest refugee camps remain dire, especially for survivors of sexual violence.
7 Reasons Why Migrants Flee Central America
Pervasive violence and poverty drive desperate Central Americans to migrate in search of safety and a better life. UNICEF works with governments and local partners to improve conditions in their home countries.
Canadian champion for children in Côte d'Ivoire
My name is Sophie Chavanel and I am the Chief of Communications for UNICEF in Côte d'Ivoire. What motivates me every day in my work is giving every child a voice, regardless of where they live or come from, and no matter their gender, religion or race.
Closer To Home
It's easy to think that homelessness isn't a problem in Canada, a "first-world" country. However, it's much closer to home than we think. It's our responsibility to be aware of that and help break down the stigma that surrounds homelessness to increase access to resources for the less fortunate.
Discovering and Defining Indigenous Identity
That’s when I realized, Indigenous people (whether raised in our cultures or not) have feelings of inadequacy due to colonization, and these feelings need to be addressed so we can combat them.
No World Peace Without Investment In Education
As many children in Canada head into the first weeks of summer vacation, for many others, their summer vacations will never start. That’s because they were never in school to begin with. Worldwide, one in every five children, adolescents and youth is out of school – that is more than 263 million kids being denied their right to education. At UNICEF, we believe one child denied his or her right to learn is one too many. Two hundred and sixty-three million is beyond imaginable.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Step by Step, Day by Day… That’s (Still) the Baby-Friendly Way
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative has the power to create systems change, inform professional practice and enrich personal values and ethics and strengthen commitment to improve women’s and children’s health and the well being of families. It enables mothers to achieve their personal goals regarding infant feeding.