For the purposes of accountability to affected populations, community feedback mechanisms, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian aid, UNICEF has created this illustrated booklet to protect communities, especially women and girls, through information and entertainment education. It is available in english and shona.
The ‘Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown,’ has been launched on the National Literacy Trust’s Website. It is only available online but it is free. Over 100 children’s authors and illustrators have contributed short stories, poems and pictures.
Since mid April, the assignment to teenage journalists in 16 countries has been to cover the untold stories of how their peers are helping both potential and current victims of the virus and their caregivers. The project will continue “until it’s not needed anymore. The goal is to combat Global Youth & News Media see as the prevailing image these days of teenagers as either careless beach frolickers who bring the virus home or as bored couch-sitters who think about only themselves.