Report Card 11: Child well-being in rich countries, from UNICEF’s Office of Research, examines the state of children across the ‘rich’ world. Report Card 11 charts the achievements of 29 of the world’s advanced economies in ensuring the well-being of their children during the first decade of this century. Child poverty in these countries is not inevitable, but policy susceptible – and that some countries are doing much better than others at protecting their most vulnerable children.
America’s Report Card provides a holistic picture of unmet needs in five areas of a child’s life: economic security, early childhood education, K-12 education, permanence and stability, and health and safety. These corresponding policy recommendations provide real solutions that work for kids in these five areas. Jointly issued by First Focus and Save the Children.
Commissioned by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Sen. Casey (D-PA), America’s Report Card provides a holistic picture of unmet needs in five areas of a child’s life: economic security, early childhood education, K-12 education, permanence and stability, and health and safety. The report, co-released by First Focus and Save The Children also urges the American people to take action to boost children’s chances for success in school and life: vote in November’s general election for candidates who support investments in children; hold elected officials accountable for commitments to help children succeed; and engage with other local leaders to improve the lives of children in their own communities.
At first glance, the schoolyard seems completely normal. The sounds of children laughing is mixed with the yelling that accompanies the older boys’ football game. As I filmed, I was mobbed by smiling faces and repeatedly asked,”How are you”?
A joint report by UNICEF, UNAIDS, WHO, UNFPA and UNESCO on the current status of the global AIDS epidemic as it affects children and youth.
This week at Media Voices we draw your attention to the Children’s Defense Fund’s report, State of America’s Children 2011.
This report from The Children’s Defense Fund summarizes the welfare of children in the U.S. as of 2011.
In this IRIN Film, internally displaced people flee violence in Nigeria’s Delta region and are taken in by a poor widow who can barely feed herself.
UNAIDS report on the Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive
a look at hunger in the slums of the world, from India, to Africa, to the United States and Europe.
(The following remarks were delivered at the Martha’s Vineyard Hunger Banquet by Betty Burton The event is sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Committee on Hunger and OXFAM) We are here this evening because: • More than 2.5 billion people live in poverty (last time I gave this talk that number was 1 billion. • 900 [...]
When I walked in the door, the trouble began. Reaching into a basket, I pulled out my random lot for the night. I was to abandon my normal identity as a white Anglo-Saxon American male and become Farida, a low income mother of five who supports her family from small scale vegetable farming in rural [...]
In this film produced by IRIN, a family of four children whose parents have died of AIDS raise themselves alone. Ambrose, the eldest, makes bricks to bring in money for food, while dreaming of becoming an engineer.
HIV & AIDS has not only turned children into orphans and laborers, but has also fanned the flames of trafficking in children.
This week at Media Voices, we have two films exploring MDG initiatives in the Millennium Village of Sauri, Kenya. Sauri was the Millennium Village pilot project, in which Jeffrey Sachs and the Earth Institute attempted an experiment. What would happen, if you addressed all of the factors keeping this village and this region in poverty [...]