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Children Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children - Executive Summary

Around the world, nearly 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced. This report presents – for the first time – comprehensive, global data about these children – where they are born, where they move and some of the dangers they face along the way. The report sheds light on the truly global nature of childhood migration and displacement, highlighting challenges faced by child migrants and refugees in every region.

Child Friendly Cities Catalogue

UNICEF Turkey has implemented a Child Friendly Cities Project together with 10 municipalities with the financial support of IKEA Turkey and the UNICEF Turkish National Committee in order to support the municipalities in their efforts to design child friendly policies and programmes. In order to ensure collaboration and coordination among the relevant partners, the Turkish Ministry of Interior Local Administrations Directorate General (MoI- LADG), Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) and United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) and World Academy for Local Government and Democracy took role in the national coordination of the project. Urbanization in Turkey grows so fast with the growing economy, industrialization and migration from rural to urban. In this dynamic process of change, needs of the children are often ignored or their best interests are not prioritized although children of Turkey composes one third of the overall population. For the realization of children’s rights at the local level, municipalities have a great role to play. Municipalities are the best platforms in which problems can be identified and meet with the solutions with the participation of local people. The key is to make the children active agents of this change.


World leaders are setting out a roadmap for human progress over the next 15 years. Known as the Sustainable Development Goals, these new global targets will drive investment and action in virtually every country on earth, touching millions of lives. That is why it is vital that every child, girls and boys alike, is included – and that children everywhere are at the heart of the new global agenda.

Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child

The newly revised third edition of the Handbook provides a detailed reference for the implementation of law, policy and practice to promote and protect the rights of children. It brings together under each article an analysis of the Committee on the Right of the Child’s growing interpretation during its first fourteen years and examination of over 300 of its Concluding Observations following consideration of States’ reports. The Handbook also provides a concise description of the role, power and procedures, and developing activities of the Committee and its appendices include a guide to related United Nations bodies and texts of key instruments.

Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children TURKEY COUNTRY STUDY March 2012

UNICEF and UIS started the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children in 2010; it aims to accelerate the reduction in the number of out-of-school children and strengthen monitoring systems for these children. Currently 25 countries are part of the Initiative, which involves research and activities at the national, regional and global levels; the country report for Turkey has been prepared as part of these efforts. Today, the ratio of children who successfully complete basic education today is higher than it has ever been in the history of the country. Similarly, the ratio of children who benefit from pre-primary education has never been this high. Despite all our hard work, there are still some children in Turkey who do not start basic education or start it late or leave it early. With this report, our goal is to learn more about these children, understand the barriers that keep them from accessing the high quality basic education provided across the country, and help them overcome these barriers.

Call for Action: Education Equity Now!

Less Fearful, More Active - The Psychosocial School Project for Children Affected by the 1999 Earthquakes in Turkey

Between August and November, 1999, the industrial northwestern Marmara region of Turkey was devastated by two massive earthquakes. Eighteen thousand died, many thousands more were injured and over six hundred thousand were made homeless as a direct result of the two catastrophes. The cost of the damage to the infrastructure has been estimated at $1.5billion. But the true cost of the disasters will never be fully accounted for in any currency: over a quarter of a million children and their families continue to cope, daily, with the traumatic after effects of bereavement, physical injury, near-death experiences, homelessness, dispossession and memories of the profoundly disturbing sights and sounds they witnessed during the earthquakes.




Improving Educational Opportunities For Girls - Lessons from the Past Decade - Report 2003

Many factors shape the environment in which girls receive a basic education government policy and practice, the school system, community practices, religious beliefs, and cultural attitudes and behaviours. Key actors who influence the kind of education (or lack of it) that girls receive include national politicians, community leaders, religious leaders, the business community, the media, teachers, parents and even the girls themselves.

Girl's Education - Brochure

Private sector involvement with Haydi Kızlar Okula! will demonstrate how businesses can help tackle serious social issues in a practical, innovative and immediate way. National and international focus on the crucial issues of gender equality and girls’ education will bring reciprocal benefits in the form of public support for both Haydi Kızlar Okula! and sponsors.

Children First Brochure

Children First Brochure

The Girls Education Campaign In Turkey - Brochure

‘Haydi Kizlar Okula’ — the girls’ education campaign as it is known in Turkey — was launched by UNICEF Executive Director, Carol Bellamy and the Turkish Minister of National Education, Hüseyin Çelik, in mid-June 2003. Generally, the results in this first year exceeded expectations and a strong platform has been built to achieve much better results in 2004. A new and positive trend emerged during the year with increased interest among the private sector in funding UNICEF programmes — particularly ‘Haydi Kizlar Okula’.

Children First - Quarterly newsletter, Issue 05/07

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey

Children First - Quarterly newsletter, Issue 04/07

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey

Children First - Quarterly newsletter, Issue 03/07

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey

Children First - Quarterly newsletter, Issue 02/06

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey

Children First - Periodic Report, issue 01/06

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey

A gender review in Education 2003

A gender review in education

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