Child Protection in Guatemala

In Guatemala, only 2% of sexual assaults are reported. In this video, hear Yasmin's story of overcoming the emotional and psychological traumas caused by her step-father sexually assaulting her. Yasmin is receiving treatment at Refuge for Children, a UNICEF-assisted program, which has provided the support she needs to start recovering. UNICEF is working in Guatemala to strengthen law enforcement's response to reports of sexual abuse and violence.

Global Citizenship Brief Philippines: Lesson Plan (Grades 3-5)


Through discussion, reading, and video, students will discover that climate change has a significant impact on real people's lives, especially those of children.  Students will read about and discuss an extreme weather event partially resulting from climate change—2013's Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and examine strategies of planning ahead for future disasters and "building back better" after a disaster to increase resiliency.  Finally, students will consider disaster risk in their own community and create their own plans for addressing these risks using their school as an example.


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