A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues.
Best of the FieldNotes BlogPutting data to good use
- UNICEF uses innovative new tools to reach the most disadvantaged of the world’s 2.2 billion children.
- A new U.N. report says more than 10,000 children have been killed and thousands more abused, tortured and recruited as child soldiers.
- The U.S. Fund’s Kristen Mangelinkx reports back from Colombia, where child protection programs are key to fighting exploitation.
UNICEF Issues in the NewsInteractive: Shattered dreams in South Sudan
- An impressive multimedia view of the crisis that has divided the world’s youngest nation, from the U.N. humanitarian news agency.
- A small change in the criminal code could undo “years of slow progress” in the fight for women and girls, the Guardian reports.
- The Atlantic highlights a fascinating new website that visualizes data on people displaced by conflict. The designers call it an opportunity “to present all refugees as equal.”
- The BBC tells the story of a 13-year-old girl trafficked into child labor and the local organization that brought her back to her family.
- An economist explains why “strategic investments” in health and education have made a huge difference for Colombia, Mexico and Singapore.
- How Brazil’s new $20-a-month coupons for books, art and movies is opening up the cultural horizons of the country’s poor.
And one more…A song for peace
- We love this joyful noise—two musicians raising their voices for peace in the Central African Republic. Senegalese singing superstar Youssou N'Dour and CAR’s own Idylle Mamba are at the microphone on NPR.