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Children call for improvements to their rights situation at National Conference for Children
June 3, 2013, Tirana. Representatives of Child Led Groups “Voice 16+” from three regions, supported by Save the Children, presented the findings of a survey they had undertaken on child rights situation. They gave recommendations for improvements to the government authorities at a Conference on the implementation of the National Strategy for Children. This Conference, which is organized every year by the State Agency for Protection of Children’s Rights, involves the highest level authorities, civil society and other actors that work in the field of children’s rights.
Chronically malnourished children are 20% less literate – Save the Children
Chronically malnourished children are on average nearly 20% less literate than those who have a nutritious diet, according to ground-breaking new research out today. In the study, Save the Children sheds new light on how missing out on nutritious food can impact on a child’s cognitive development, and its far-reaching effects on economic growth. Recent findings suggest that the global economic impact of malnutrition could be up to $125 billion.
Children spotlight teachers at Global Education week celebrations in Albania
Hundreds of children, parents, teachers and representatives of local and International NGOs got together and spoke about the importance education in children’s’ lives. At a series of activities organized across Albania during the Global Education week at the end of April 2013 participants highlighted the need to have trained teachers for every child and to invest in school approaches that help children develop their potential. This awareness campaign was organized and supported by local and International NGOs including: Save the Children, World Vision, CRCA, ADRA, ADRF, ALO 116, SHKEJ, Partners for Children, Education Unions, La Casa nel Cuore, RVSH and MEDPAK.
Albania is one of the riskiest places to be born in Europe - Save the Children
Shqipëria është një nga vendet më të rrezikshme për të lindur në Evropë - Save the Children
Save the Children has published the 14th annual State of World’s Mothers Report. Every year around the world nearly 3 million babies die within the first month of life, most from preventable causes. More than 1 million babies die the day they are born – making the birth day the riskiest day for newborns and mothers. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the toughest place in the world to be a mother – and Finland the best – according to Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report.
Report: Ending the Hidden Exclusion: Learning and equity in Education post -2015
Millions of children suffer from a ‘hidden exclusion.’ They are in school but learning little or nothing. With the right decisions and level of ambition, our generation has the opportunity to ensure that no child is excluded from learning.
Save the Children’s Emergency Response to the most Affected Roma Community
The district of Shkodra is experiencing heavy localized floods for the fourth consecutive year. Floods are primarily caused by heavy rains and increased water levels of the two hydropower plants and rivers in the area. Unfortunately, clear solutions to curb this reality are yet to be identified and hundreds of people end up affected each year.
Roma Community Health situation - Sharing best practices
Representatives from public and civil society organisations gathered to discuss and share best practices related to the health situation of Roma Communities, in a forum organized by Save the Children, ADRA, and the National Center for Community Services on February 6, 2013.
Ten new Millennium Goals to defeat hunger, mortality, child poverty by 2030
On the occasion of United Nations High-Level Panel meeting in Monrovia, called to write a new agenda of commitments for the period after 2015, Save the Children presented its proposal to put an end to the serious problems that still affect millions of adults and children.
13,000 children victims of conflict in Somalia and DRC to benefit from EU Nobel prize money granted to Save the Children and Norwegian Refugee Council
(Brussels, December 18, 2012): 13,000 children who have fled from conflict in Somalia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will benefit from EU Nobel prize money, granted to Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), it was announced today. The announcement was made in Brussels by ECHO, the European Community Humanitarian Office, following the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU.
“Beyond regret” Human Rights Day activity
‘Protecting the rights of children in conflict with the law brings more opportunities and better future perspective for children and all of society’- this was one of the main messages highlighted in the event organized on the occasion of Human Rights Day by General Directorate of Prisons. This annual celebration was attended by Eduard Halimi, Minister of Justice, Gazment Dibra, Head of General Directorate of Prisons, Helen I'Anson, Country Director of Save the Children as well representatives from state and non state institutions involved in juvenile justice who gathered for the celebration on Human Rights Day.
Save the Children welcomes EU Nobel prize money being used to support education of children in conflict areas
(Oslo, December 10, 2012) Save the Children welcomes the European Union’s decision to dedicate the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize money to provide education in disasters and conflicts. EU will match the prize to bring the total to 2 million euros.
This is the first time that the European Commission’s humanitarian agency ECHO - the largest global humanitarian donor in the world - exclusively dedicates funding to education in emergencies.
Children and Youth advocate for their rights during child’s rights awareness week throughout the country
November 14-22, 2012, Thousands of children and youth advocated across Albania in a myriad of activities marking Child Rights Week on the occasion of 20th anniversary of ratification of UNCRC in Albania. The activities, which took place in 9 main regions of the country called upon the government, authorities and society to commit to improve children’s rights situation in the country and to listen to children and youth’ voices and actively include them in building healthier and happier communities for all.
Bulgari donates $20 million to Save the Children and helps 500,000 children around the world
Bulgari's financial commitment is significantly improving the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable and marginalised children in over 20 countries around the world.
Rome, 15 November 2012 - Bulgari is proud to announce that the enormously successful sales of its specially-designed silver and ceramic ring have hepled reach the ambitious goal of over US$20 million (16 million euros) in donations to Save the Children, thus exceeding by far the ambitious objective set in 2009, the year when the partnership began.
- BULGARI - Save the Children, 2009/2013 Partnership - Executive Summary
- “STOP. THINK. GIVE.”: Photographs and videos by Fabrizio Ferri for Bulgari and Save the Children in an Exhibition in Rome
"Every child has the right to quality and inclusive education"
Every child has the right to quality and inclusive education national conference was organized by Save the Children in collaboration with Ministry of Education on 30 October 2012, in Tirana. The conference was attended by Nora Malaj, Deputy Minister of Education, Helen I'Anson, Country Director of Save the Children, distinguished education authorities and more than one hundred other educationalists, teachers, parents, children, international and local agencies representatives who gathered to share results achieved so far, challenges and best practices implemented by Save the Children Education Program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and other local NGOs working in the field of children's rights from 2006-2012.
Child Led Group “Voice 16+” met with US Ambassador in Elbasan NGOs fair
With the motto "to make our voices heard", Save the Children supported Child led Group “Voice 16+”, participated in the NGOs fair organized by the Municipality of Elbasan and supported by USAID and U.S. Embassy, in the city center of Elbasan on September 18, 2012. The purpose of the fair was to present the civil society activity and to serve as a call to citizens to raise their voice and be involved in decision-making which brings improvements in their lives. “We believe in our group achievements and benefits of participating in decision-making for issues that concerns children in our town and found the fair an effective way to make it public and contribute to this call” said Sindi 17 years, member of the Child Led Group 16+.
The new kindergarten and the renovated school - “A miracle” for children in Rripa village
On September 26th 2012 hundreds of children, community members and distinguished guests, assembled in a lively and enthusiastic atmosphere under the bright sunshine to jointly celebrate the inauguration of the improvements to a rural school and kindergarten in Rripa Village, Albania, supported by Save the Children.
Albanian children heard by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
Albanian children are in Geneva this week to speak to the UN expert body. They will also hold an informal discussion on Wednesday 8 February from 11:30 to 13:00 in room I and III at the World Council of Churches (WCC), 150 Route de Ferney. They will talk about their experiences with issues including poverty, discrimination, child protection and education.