A Familiar Face: Violence in the Lives of Children and Adolescents. UNICEF. (2017)

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This report presents the most current data on four specific forms of violence – violent discipline and exposure to domestic abuse during early childhood; violence at school; violent deaths among adolescents; and sexual violence in childhood and adolescence. The statistics reveal that children experience violence across all stages of childhood, in diverse settings, and often at the hands of the trusted individuals with whom they interact daily. The report concludes with specific national actions and strategies that UNICEF has embraced to prevent and respond to violence against children.


Keywords: sexual violence, children, adolescents

 

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Child Rights in the Global Compacts: Recommendations for Protecting, Promoting and Implementing the Human Rights of Children on the Move in the Proposed Global Compacts. Bhabha J, Dottridge M and Hong A. (2017)

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A Working Document on Child Rights in the Global Compacts. Supported by the Global Partnership, UN agencies and NGOs worldwide, "Child Rights in the Global Compacts: Recommendations for protecting, promoting and implementing the human rights of children on the move in the proposed Global Compacts" is a working document intended to serve as an advocacy tool used to engage governments and other stakeholders in adopting a common approach to protecting children on the move.

 


Keywords: discrimination, child protection, rights, migrant, health care, laws

 

 

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Data for Children Strategic Framework. UNICEF. (2017)

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Data hold more potential than ever before to shape the lives and living conditions of children. This is why it is crucial that UNICEF approach its data work with an understanding of both what it means to unleash the power of data for children and our own role in that process. By defining key principles for our data work, this strategic frame¬work is the first step in doing just that. It is designed to provide a broad overview of how UNICEF thinks about data for children and to lay out initial steps – already underway in numerous countries – for reorienting our investments.


Keywords: SDGs, children, data, analysis

 

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Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Women Health Brief. Q. Wodon, C. Male, A. Onagoruwa, A. Savadogo, N. John, S. Petroni. (2017)

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This brief summarizes results from an analysis of the impacts of child marriage on a few selected health outcomes, specifically early childbirths, maternal mortality and intimate partner violence. It does not include analyses for other aspects of women’s health that are likely to be affected by child marriage to various extents, such as maternal morbidity, obstetric fistula, female genital mutilation/cutting, sexually-transmitted infections (including HIV and AIDS) and psychological well-being.


Keywords: education, women, health, maternal mortality

 

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Snapshot 2016: Mothers and Children in Asia and the Pacific. UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific and AIDS Data Hub. (2017)

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The report prepared by UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific and AIDS Data Hub provides information on the HIV epidemic and response on mothers and children in Asia and the Pacific.

 

 


Keywords: HIV, infections, services, diagnosis 

 

 

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A Common Cause - Reaching Every Woman and Child through Universal Health Coverage. Rosa G, Wright S and Gugushvili D. (2016)

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Countries around the world have committed to a historic ambition: to end preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation.

A Common Cause shows why two key movements in global health – maternal and child health, and Universal Health Coverage – need to join forces to make that ambition a reality.

The report argues for universal access to an integrated continuum of care for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, provided through strengthened primary healthcare and referral systems.


Keywords: HIV, Indonesia, UHC, women, children, adolescents, healthcare

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Child, Early and Forced Marriage Legislation in 37 Asia-Pacific Countries. Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and WHO. (2016)

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Practices like child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) remain an obstacle to the full achievement of better health for children and adolescents. CEFM is also a human rights violation that endangers health and growth, disrupts education, limits opportunities for empowerment and social development, and increases the risk of exposure to violence and abuse.

A 10 per cent reduction in CEFM could contribute to a 70 per cent reduction in maternal mortality rates and a three per cent decrease in infant mortality in individual countries. Getting married at an earl y age also leads to higher fertility rates, unwanted pregnancies, a higher risk of complications during childbirth, limited educational advancement, and reduced economic earning potential for girls and wome

This study aims to assist parliamentarians in their efforts to end CEFM through legislation, and to improve the health of children and young girls in their countries.

 


Keywords: sexual and reproductive health, human rights, violence, girl, abuse

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Children: Stop TB Key Populations Brief. Stop TB Partnership. (2016)

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Childhood TB has been called a “sentinel event” because it indicates failure on two fronts. First, it signals an ongoing transmission, since the child likely contracted TB from someone close to him or her and who has likely remained untreated. Second, it indicates a wider failure in the system, since it points to the lack of preventative therapy that could have easily stopped the child from developing TB in the first place.

 

Keywords: TB, children, diagnostics, treatment, health system

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Fact Sheet: Children and HIV. UNAIDS. (2016)

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Despite continuing progress in stopping new HIV infections among children there are still major challenges in ensuring access to effective antiretroviral therapy for children living with HIV. The challenges start with diagnosing HIV among children.
Four hundred children become infected with HIV every day; however, In 2015, only 54% of children exposed to HIV in the 21 highest-burden countries were tested for the virus within the recommended two months. This is largely because it requires complex laboratory technology that is often only available at central laboratories.


Keywords: HIV, children, newly infected, antiretroviral therapy, treatment, diagnostic

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Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls: Taking Stock and Looking ahead to 2030. Cappa C, Murray C, et al. (2016)

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This brochure includes the first global estimates on the time girls spend doing household chores such as cooking, cleaning, caring for family members and collecting water and firewood. The data show that the disproportionate burden of domestic work begins early, with girls between 5 and 9 years old spending 30 per cent more time, or 40 million more hours a day, on household chores than boys their age. The disparities grow as girls get older, with 10 to 14 year olds spending 50 per cent more time, or 120 million more hours each day.

 

Keywords: HIV, SDGs, women, girls, gender, discrimination, violence

 

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