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UNICEF on Fast Company’s 2014 Most Innovative Companies List

A community health worker sends a RapidSMS message for an ambulance from the house of a pregnant woman in northern Rwanda. © UNICEF/RWAA2011-00484/Shehzad Noorani

— “For delivering rapid solutions for local problems,” Fast Company featured UNICEF on its Feb. 13 list of the world’s most innovative companies. The magazine honored UNICEF for RapidSMS, a mobile data-collection technology that has helped millions of children receive birth registration through text messages. But it’s only one of many innovative technologies UNICEF is using to help […]

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Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Women celebrate the inauguration of the City of Joy in DRC.

— On February 14, women, men and children everywhere were rising up in opposition to violence against women. We were part of a campaign called One Billion Rising, which grew out of the fact that 1 in 3 women around the world will be raped or abused in her lifetime. That’s more than one billion women and girls.
UNICEF works around the world to protect women and girls from violence. In 2007, UNICEF and V-Day launched the creation of a safe space in Bakavu, DRC, for survivors of sexual violence, called City of Joy. This is just one example of how UNICEF and partners are working to end violence against women and children.

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[eBay for UNICEF] Clean out those closets!

ebay.gifAs you settle into the new year and recover from the hectic end of the last, it’s a great time to take stock. Not just of goals and resolutions for 2008 but of what we have accumulated. Everyone has a crazy aunt or uncle who gets them ties for your business casual job or sweaters that may have fit in the eighth grade.

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