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 6-8)


Through experiential exercises, readings, and videos, students will discover that climate change has a significant impact on real people’s lives, especially children’s. Students will read about and discuss an extreme weather event partially resulting from climate change—2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They will learn about the concept of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the efforts of UNICEF and its partners to identify and assess risk in order to increase resiliency ahead of future disasters. Finally, students will study the DRR plans in their area and determine how well they meet the needs of young people in our new reality influenced by climate change.


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