News and Stories

The International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women is this week but sadly the daily reality of domestic abuse still exists for 64% of women in Papua New Guinea. ChildFund Technical Advisor Sally Angelson writes why ChildFund's 1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain in PNG, a helpline for survivors of gender-based violence, is not just important, it's vital.
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Twenty-five preschool teaches from all around Betio, Kiribati took part in a ChildFund training session on human rights, health, water and sanitation this month. They now are equipped and empowered with information, awareness and skills to take back to their children, students, peers, parents, caregivers and communities. 
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ChildFund New Zealand is implementing a five-year project in PNG with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and supporters. The project will train teachers at 17 high schools to teach their students about gender equality, violence prevention, consent, and building respectful relationships. We call the programme Rights, Respect, Resilience.
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As part of the global ChildFund Alliance, our programmes reach some of the most vulnerable, excluded and deprived children in the world. In this letter, Dina Taddia shares about the recent situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and what ChildFund is doing.
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“I am so happy and excited that my family and I have water right near our home. My children and I will now be spending more time together reading and playing. Earlier fetching water was such a stressful chore as one would be required to make/dig small wells on the river in order to get water. I am grateful for the water brought close to us.” Mwelu, mother of 5, Emali.
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