Resource Centre

  • Understanding the Relationship Between Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation: A statistical overview of their co-occurrence and risk factors

    The well-being of millions of girls around the world is threatened by child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Both child marriage and FGM have existed for generations due to gender inequality. In many countries where both practices are common, ...

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  • The Secondary Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This rapid review focuses on identifying evidence on the secondary impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It aims to enable a greater understanding of the unique circumstances of women and girls in the region, which could ...

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  • The Health of Internally Displaced Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

    Around 41,3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) were located around the world at the end of 2018. The same year, internal displacement in sub-Saharan Africa was higher than in any other region, with approximately 7,4 million people displaced ...

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  • Living in Chains: Shackling of people with psychosocial disabilities worldwide

    Hundreds of thousands of people, both adult and children around the globe with mental health conditions have been shackled at least once in their lives. Inadequate support and mental health services, as well as stigma concerning people with psychosocial ...

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  • Strengthening Administrative Data on Violence Against Children: Challenges and promising practices from a review of country experiences

    Interest among governments and international development partners has grown in recent years to explore better ways of using administrative data to monitor and report on violence against children. Administrative data can often be readily accessed and ...

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  • Humanitarian Action for Children 2021- Senegal

    This appeal describes the ongoing crisis in Senegal, how it’s affecting children, and the strategies used by UNICEF to respond to these situations.

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  • Childhood Morbidity and its Determinants: Evidence from 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

    The global under-five mortality rate reduced from 93 per 1000 live births in 1990 to 39 per 1000 live births in 2018. Still, the rate increased in sub-Saharan Africa from 31% in 1990 to 54% in 2018. One of the main causes to these deaths is morbidity. ...

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  • The Climate Crisis: Climate change impacts, trends and vulnerabilities of children in sub Saharan Africa

    Children are the least responsible for climate change. However, they will bear the greatest burden of its impact. At the time of writing, nearly 160 million children live in high drought-severity zones and 500 million live in extremely high flood occurrence ...

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  • Storytelling to End Child Marriage in the Sahel Region: How survivors are acting as role models and holding decision-makers to account

    This briefing was developed as part of a series on child marriage and accountability showcasing lessons-learned from Save the Children programming around the world. It details work with girls who have survived child marriage in the Sahel Region. The ...

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