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50-100% higher

Mortality of children under five in families in the poorest wealth quintile, compared to the richest.

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Young People Discuss the Ways to End Violence in Educational Institutions in Uzbekistan

Young People Discuss the Ways to End Violence in Educational Institutions in Uzbekistan

Young people from different colleges and universities converged at a book store ‘Kitob Olami’ to discuss their views about how schools can be made safer for them and their friends.

I will have a normal life, like everyone else


Shaudia, 15 years old

When I was 10 years old, my parents died. I stayed with my grandmother. Later on, the Commission for the Cases of Minors sent me to an orphanage, because my grandmother could no longer take care of me.

Conversation with Sascha Graumann, UNICEF Representative on Addressing Violence against Children in Educational Institutions

-    Mr. Graumann, could you please tell us your views and UNICEF’s position on the issue of violence against children in educational institutions?

-    Globally, across various settings, one child dies every five minutes as a result of violence. There are many other children who live with the trauma of physical, sexual and psychological violence, from beatings to bullying. It’s so common that it sometimes feels that it’s inevitable. But it’s not. Violence against children is preventable. And because we can prevent it, we must.

Half of world’s teens experience peer violence in educational institutions

Physical violence and bullying disrupt the education of
150 million 13-15-year-olds worldwide

TASHKENT, 6 September 2018 – Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million young people – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school. This is one of the facts in a new global report released by UNICEF in New York.

Adolescents living with HIV and their families find a "second wind" after participating in training

When adolescents living with HIV arrive at the ‘Fundamentals of Health and Support’ training provided by UNICEF and the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, they are confused and withdrawn. Their parents too are burdened by the awareness that their children’s lives will never be the same again. However, over the next few days, a dramatic change takes place. By the time that they leave, they are full of enthusiasm, they have hope for the future, they are buoyed up by contact with friends and like-minded people.

When HIV Unites People...

In July 2018, on the picturesque shore of the Issyk-Kul lake, Kyrgyzstan, over 200 clinical care providers, psychologists, social workers, children and adolescents living with HIV and their parents from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated in an event, which was the first of its kind. This regional seminar and the camp were organized by UNICEF in collaboration with UNAIDS, UK Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) and the Paediatric European Network on AIDS Treatment (PENTA).  

Out of darkness and into light: My story

Azima, a 16-year-old has everything it takes to be a true champion in changing perceptions about people living with HIV and AIDS in Uzbekistan. She dreams about the day when people in her country will stop seeing people living with HIV as threat to society.

Local Education Group Discusses New Education Sector Plan 2018-2022

On 8 August 2018, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Uzbekistan facilitated a meeting of the Local Education Group (LEG), convened by the Ministry of Public Education, Chair of LEG. The LEG consists of the various Ministries of Education and other allied Ministries, as well as International Development Partners’ Group.

My Story of Breastfeeding
My Story of Breastfeeding

Kamila Fatikhova, HIV/AIDS Consultant, UNICEF in Uzbekistan

My experience of breastfeeding can be divided in two stages. The first stage was related to breastfeeding of my first daughter who was born very prematurely (on the 31st week of pregnancy).