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Activists call for measures to combat child neglect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Rights activists have called for stringent measures to safeguard children against neglect. In Gulu, the number of children being neglected by their parents is on the raising concerns among the public and rights activists that local law enforcement authorities and police are failing to contain …

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Ministry of health surpasses measles-rubella immunization target

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | More children were vaccinated in the concluded Measles-Rubella mass immunization campaign.  While the ministry had planned to vaccinate 18 million children,the number surpassed to 20 million. The mismatch between the planned and actual number of children vaccinated has led to a disagreement between the ministry …

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Countries urged to make ‘Digital World’ safer for children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rising Internet connectivity is making children vulnerable to sexual abuse, online harassment, bullying, recruitment by extremist groups, and other risks, according to a new report by the broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. The report, produced by the Commission’s working group on Child Online Safety, …

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Millions’ protest in youth-led global climate strike

New York, United States | AFP | Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was “only the beginning” in the fight against environmental disaster. Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in …

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JOBS: PACT Deputy Chief of Party Zimbabwe

  Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The four-year USAID funded project, Civic Engagement for Accountability and Democracy in Zimbabwe (CEADZ), aims to contribute to improving accountability and democratic governance that serves an engaged citizenry through increasing the influence of Zimbabwean citizens, acting …

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