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Press Centre (3/2010)

2010/03/24 - PARENTING EDUCATION CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF

25 March 2010, Ankara - A "PARENTING EDUCATION" campaign is being launched to raise the awareness of parents about the benefits of receiving training on how to raise their children. The campaign is being introduced to the public under the slogan "Parenting Education: A Secure Future for Children".
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2010/03/19 - Good News for Children Trowing Stones

UNICEF welcomes the proposed amendment to the Anti-Terrorism Act, also known as the draft law on "children throwing stones," which would allow all children under age 18 to be tried in juvenile courts. The proposed law is a great development as the country approaches 23rd of April and the law is hoped to put an end to the desperate situation of children involved in demonstrations. If the law passes, it might mean that all children in conflict with the law will be treated in child courts, their best interests will be protected and measures restricting liberty are to be used as the 'last resort'.
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2010/03/15 - Earthquake in Elazığ and Impact on Children

UNICEF Turkey shares the sorrow of the families who have lost their family members or friends during the earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale in Elazığ at 04.32a.m. on March 8, 2010. 41 people have lost their lives and around 74 people have been injured. 18 of the people who lost their lives were children, 8 of whom were at primary education age. Six villages around Karakoçan, the epicentre of the earthquake, particularly Okçular, Yukarıkanatlı and Kayalı have been mostly affected by the quake. UNICEF congratulates the Turkish government and NGOs on the timely and efficient rescue operations.
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2010/03/12 - TÜRKAN ŞORAY, THE SULTAN OF TURKISH CINEMA IS THE GOOD WILL AMBASSADOR FOR UNICEF-TURKEY

The valuable actress of Turkish Sinema, Türkan Şoray has been declared a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador with a press conference organized on March 12, 2010 at the Istanbul Nippon Hotel.
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20010/03/08 - Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on International Women's Day

A time to focus on adolescent girls

NEW YORK, 8 March 2010 ? "Last week in Guatemala I visited a UNICEF centre that houses girls as young as thirteen who have been rescued from brothels. The stories of suffering are simply unimaginable -- horrific situations of rape, prostitution, torture and lost innocence.

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