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  • Understanding the Relationship Between Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation: A statistical overview of their co-occurrence and risk factors

    The well-being of millions of girls around the world is threatened by child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Both child marriage and FGM have existed for generations due to gender inequality. In many countries where both practices are common, ...

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  • The Secondary Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This rapid review focuses on identifying evidence on the secondary impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It aims to enable a greater understanding of the unique circumstances of women and girls in the region, which could ...

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  • Barriers to Women and Girls’ Participation in Electoral Processes in Ethiopia and Policy Responses

    This report focuses on the main barriers to women and girls’ meaningful participation in electoral processes and evidence of what works to overcome these. The report also considers the role of various other elevated risk factors in Ethiopian society ...

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  • Retrospective Impact Evaluation: Save the Children’s Sponsorship Programming in Woliso Impact Area, Ethiopia (2002-2010)

    This is the final report of a retrospective impact evaluation conducted of Save the Children’s Sponsorship program in Woliso, Ethiopia (2002-2010). The aim of the evaluation was to: Assess the long-term intended and unintended, both positive and negative, ...

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  • Girls on the Move in Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan

    Over the past years, the world has witnessed record levels of mixed migration, mainly originating from and hosted within developing countries. Individuals and families migrate for a variety of reasons, some choose to leave to seek education and employment ...

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  • Implementing the Global Compact on Refugees for children: Examples of child-focused work

    At the time of writing, children make up over half of the world's refugees. These children face severe protection issues, and their care and development needs often go unmet. As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the world, the situation for refugee ...

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  • Living in Chains: Shackling of people with psychosocial disabilities worldwide

    Hundreds of thousands of people, both adult and children around the globe with mental health conditions have been shackled at least once in their lives. Inadequate support and mental health services, as well as stigma concerning people with psychosocial ...

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  • The Political Economy of Children and Youth in East and Horn of Africa

    Over the past years, the world has witnessed record levels of mixed migration, mainly originating from and hosted within developing countries. Individuals and families migrate for a variety of reasons, some choose to leave to seek education and employment ...

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  • Lessons Learned Evaluating the Baby Friendly Spaces Program for South Sudanese Refugees in Gambella, Ethiopia

    Women and children are particularly vulnerable to morbidity and mortality during humanitarian crises. To address this problem, child health interventions that include support for the well-being of mothers must be adapted and evaluated in humanitarian ...

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  • Sponsorship Programs Annual Report 2019

    Sponsorship Programs contribute to Save the Children’s vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. In 2019 Sponsorship administered $53 million of lifeenhancing programs that directly ...

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  • A Review of Lessons Learnt on ASST Programming from the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya & Somalia

    By 2035, the number of young people joining the working age population is projected to reach 1.5 billion globally, and yet, youth unemployment is already an acute challenge across low and middle-income countries. Through its Adolescent Skills for Successful ...

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  • Growth through Nutrition Midterm Evaluation Program Review Report

    Save the Children leads the implementation of Feed the Future’s (USAID) Growth through Nutrition (GtN) project in Ethiopia. This internal evaluation report primarily analyzed successes and challenges of implementation from the baseline to the mid-point ...

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  • Childhood Morbidity and its Determinants: Evidence from 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

    The global under-five mortality rate reduced from 93 per 1000 live births in 1990 to 39 per 1000 live births in 2018. Still, the rate increased in sub-Saharan Africa from 31% in 1990 to 54% in 2018. One of the main causes to these deaths is morbidity. ...

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  • Stakeholder Mapping in Mixed Migration Flows of Children and Youth in East and Horn of Africa

    Over the past years, the world has witnessed record levels of mixed migration, mainly originating from and hosted within developing countries. Individuals and families migrate for a variety of reasons, some choose to leave to seek education and employment ...

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  • Conflict and Violence and Mixed Migration Flows of Children and Youth in East and the Horn of Africa

    Over the past years, the world has witnessed record levels of mixed migration, mainly originating from and hosted within developing countries. Individuals and families migrate for a variety of reasons, some choose to leave to seek education and employment ...

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  • Barriers Affecting Demand for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) Services in Ethiopia

    Ethiopia was one of 12 countries that met the target to reduce child mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. During the same period, the country also reduced maternal mortality from 1,250 to 353 deaths per 100,000 births. Despite these achievements, ...

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  • How the Humanitarian Response to COVID-19 Failed to Protect Women and Girls

    During the spread of COVID-19, gender-based violence increased across the globe. This report raises the voices of 852 refugee and displaced women in 15 African countries across East Africa, West Africa and the Great Lakes regions, enabling them to express ...

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  • The Health of Internally Displaced Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

    Around 41,3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) were located around the world at the end of 2018. The same year, internal displacement in sub-Saharan Africa was higher than in any other region, with approximately 7,4 million people displaced ...

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  • COVID-19 Response: Key protection concerns from the National Protection Cluster

    Pandemics are devastating in any context. However, the danger posed by COVID-19 outbreak is magnified for the 8.4 million people already in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic will not only stretch the capacity ...

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  • Suffering In Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2019

    The European Commision defines a forgotten humanitarian crisis as a severe and protracted humanitarian situation where people receive little or no international aid. In addition to this, the media coverage is minimal, and there is little or no political ...

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