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Innocenti Digest

The Innocenti Digests provide clear summaries of current knowledge and debate on specific child rights issues. They are written in an accessible style for use by a wide range of audiences, including policy makers, researchers, UNICEF staff, journalists and members of the public.

BIRTH REGISTRATION: RIGHT FROM THE

Birth Registration

Right from the Start

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Innocenti Digest
20 Jun 2009
This Digest looks at birth registration, a fundamental human right that opens the door to other rights, including education and health care, participation and protection. It explains why the births of more than 50 million babies go unregistered every year. In legal terms, these children do not ex...
CHANGING HARMFUL SOCIAL CONV

Changing a Harmful Social Convention

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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Innocenti Digest
28 Jan 2008
This Innocenti Digest examines the social dynamics of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). In communities where it is practiced, FGM/C is an important part of girls’ and women’s cultural gender identity. The procedure imparts a sense of pride, of coming of age and a feeling of community me...
PROMOT RGHTS CHILDRN DISABILITIES

Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities

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Innocenti Digest
28 Jan 2008
The Innocenti Digest on Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities attempts to provide a global perspective on the situation of some 200 million children with disabilities. The Digest is based on reports from countries across regions and from a wide range of sources. These include account...
ASEGURAR LOS DERECHOS DE LOS NINOS

Asegurar los Derechos de los Niños Indígenas

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Innocenti Digest
30 Apr 2004
En todo el mundo, tanto en las áreas rurales como en las urbanas, los niños indígenas a menudo constituyen uno de los grupos más desventajados y sus derechos (el derecho a la sobrevivencia y al desarrollo, al mejor nivel posible de salud, a una educación que respete su identidad cultural, y a la ...
ENSURING THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS

Ensuring the Rights of Indigenous Children

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Innocenti Digest
30 Apr 2004
This report presents and evaluates the most effective ways to promote the rights of indigenous children taking into consideration their unique and rich cultural heritage. It pays particular attention to children's health and nutrition, education, cultural support and participation in the decision...
POVERTY & EXCLUSION AMONG URBAN

Poverty and Exclusion among Urban Children

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Innocenti Digest
14 Mar 2003
This report addresses the reality of millions of poor children living in urban cities worldwide. It highlights the chronic poverty and marginalisation they face, many of them living in conditions of no secure housing, no access to health services and no opportunities for education. However, the ...
INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS PROTECTI

Independent Institutions

Protecting Children's Rights

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Innocenti Digest
21 Sep 2001
This publication focuses on independent human rights institutions for children. It points out the urgent need to create such institutions in every country to protect, promote, and monitor children's rights. The publication evaluates the effectiveness and impact of existing institutions, examines ...
EARLY MARRIAGE CHILD SPOUSES

Early Marriage

Child Spouses

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Innocenti Digest
4 May 2001