Students from the Brooklyn International High School in New York City speak about the definitions of stereotypes and how they affect adolescents.
In rural Ghana, children often struggle to get an education, with girls missing out far more frequently than boys of a similar age. But 12-year-old Elizabeth Napari, through her family's sacrifice, is taking advantage of changing attitudes.
In Egypt, traditional gender roles mean many women grow up without access to education. But change is coming. Small schools, established with the help of UNICEF, are opening their doors to both sexes, and young girls like Yusriya are grasping the opportunity to learn with both hands.
Child-Friendly Schools are making a big difference for children in Cambodia: parents are more engaged, attendance is increasing, and lessons are fun. Improved education is not only helping the country heal its troubled past, but is also creating a possible path out of poverty for many thousands of families.
UNICEF correspondent Anja Baron reports on child-friendly schools supported by UNICEF in Yemen.
Learn about a UNICEF-supported initiative to provide primary school textbooks in Braille to students living in Zimbabwe.
Filmed in rural Nicaragua, this video chronicles the lives of David Zamora Munoz and his brother Francisco in their community and school, a Child Friendly School. David, Francisco and their parents highlight the importance of the school, while the principal and teachers emphasize the unique elements of a Child Friendly School, such as its emphasis on inclusive education, gender equality, and sanitation. The Flowing River is in Spanish with English subtitles and is approximately 24 minutes in length.
Malnourished children lack vital nutrients and are more susceptible to disease. Learn how children in Ethiopia are being treated for malnutrition resulting from the devastating drought affecting the Horn of Africa region.
Community leaders in Mozambique educating their peers about the importance of water and sanitation in their communities. Handwashing techniques are extremely cost effective and save lives. Learn more about how the leaders are working with UNICEF to improve health in their communities.
Birth registration remains a critical hurdle in many countries, preventing children from accessing health or education services. Learn about a birth registration drive in the brand new country of South Sudan.