SOS Children's Villages
02/24/2017 at 09:18. Facebook
Meet our new friend: Superstar and international DJ/Producer Martin Garrix!

To kick off his involvement, Garrix visited an SOS Children’s Village in Cape Town, South Africa: “I hope that, with my support, SOS will be able to give much more children the help they need.” #Garrix4SOS
SOS Children's Villages
02/21/2017 at 09:37. Facebook
In Malawi, #SOSChildrensVillages is working with a partner organisation to #empower sexually exploited #girls and young #women through vocational training, giving them the opportunity to have an alternative and independent way to earn a living: [ Link ]

Malawi: Training brings change
Have a look at how #SOSChildrensVillages is helping families recover from the #Ecuador #earthquake:
When children are forced into armed conflicts, they are denied their right to be #children. Their right to protection, safety, education, health, a nurturing home. Their right to play.

How would you feel if you were no longer allowed to play?
See what these children say as they hold up their red hands in support of #RedHandDay.
Children have a right to protection and safety from war. Yet, hundreds of thousands of children are used as #childsoldiers in armed conflicts worldwide.
12 February is the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers - and #RedHandDay. Thousands of red hands are raised in solidarity all over the world, calling for an end of recruitment of children into war.

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All children are entitled to #RightCare.
'Towards the Right Care for Children' examines the situation of alternative care in six different countries. Download the study: [ Link ]

#childprotection #SOSChildrensVillages
Why is it so important to have detailed official data on vulnerable children - including children without parental care? How can data improve children's lives? Find out more: [ Link ]
#CountAllChildren #UNDataForum #SDG #SOSChildrensVillages

Why data matter
Facebook live discussion of youth advocates at the ECOSOC Youth Forum in NYC
Join us for our Facebook LIVE discussion with Yasmina, SOS Children's Villages' youth representative at the #ECOSOC Youth Forum in NYC.

Yasmina and other youth advocates will share their experiences at the #YouthForum and ideas for addressing global challenges! Follow our live stream!
When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 2:30pm EST (7:30pm GMT)
Where: [ Link ]

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Meet Yasmina from Spain, who is representing SOS Children's Villages at the #UN #ECOSOC Youth Forum and the Civil Society Forum in New York. She gives a voice to young people without parental care and joins discussions about social protection and #YouthEmployment.
#YOUTH2030 ##CSocD55 #YouthParticipation #SDG
Every child deserves to have the #RightCare, tailored to his or her individual needs. But this right is denied to many children around the world. SOS Children’s Villages, together with the European Commission and CELCIS, has released the first research study of its kind to compare child care systems globally: Towards the right care for children.

The study explores the situation of...
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Calling for a partnership to advance the rights of children in alternative care
For too many Syrians, 2016 was a year of terrific hardship and need. SOS Children's Villages was there throughout the year to help families and children.
#Syria #ProtectChildren #Emergency #SOSChildrensVillages
Education and support for families in difficult situations can make a lasting difference in the lives of single parents like Margarida and their children. Read their story: [ Link ]
#StrongFamilies #Empowerment #SOSChildrensVillages

Empowering vulnerable families in Cape Verde
Join us in calling on world leaders to make every child count and sign the ‘It is time to #CountAllChildren’ Thunderclap campaign: [ Link ]

Millions of children are at risk of missing out on the Sustainable Development Goals because they are not counted in official statistics. SOS Children's Villages will be at the UN World Data Forum next week to give a voice to vulnerable children -...
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George Protopapas, National Director of SOS Children's Villages in Greece: "The situation is very difficult and especially dangerous for children."

Refugees brave snow, sub-zero temperatures in Greek camps
Half a year after conflicted forced the evacuation of the SOS Children's Village in South Sudan's capital Juba, life is slowly returning to normal for more than 120 children and young people living in SOS families in temporary homes. See our new video on the work we are doing in Juba.
#SouthSudan #SOSChildrensVillages
With the #NewYear just around the corner, this is the perfect time to listen to children's #wishes and #dreams for the future. May small and big dreams come true in 2017.
#HappyNewYear #SOSChildrensVillages #MakeAWish
SOS Children’s Villages is launching a humanitarian programme in the Dohuk region in northern Iraq to help internally displaced people. In an interview Alia Al-Dalli, SOS Children’s Villages’ International Director of the Middle East and North Africa Region, explains the new emergency relief programme: [ Link ]

#Iraq #IDP #Emergencyresponse #SOSChildrensVillages

SOS Children’s Villages to begin work in Iraq
Mobile learning is becoming an increasingly important tool to make education and skills training accessible for young people around the world. Read about how SOS Children's Villages is using information and communications technologies to help prepare young people in Cambodia for their future: [ Link ]

#YouthEmployability #ICT4D #ICT #SOSChildrensVillages

Mobile learning helps young Cambodians build skills