News Roundup March 12

Last Sunday was International Women's Day and UNICEF had ten quick facts on trends and progress for girls around the world:

And KNow Violence in Childhood had a special blog post to mark the occassion:

UNICEF has also recently released a short film with the story of Ishmael Beah, a former child solder and the author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier:

The Independent had the story of a boy refugee's journey from Gaza to Italy:

Also in The Independent , founder and director of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Doreen Lawrence wrote about the silent epidemic of violence against children and her hope for 2015 to become a year of change:

In the US, the view of violence as disease has certainly taken hold and now the Baltimore Health Department will be awarding commuinty who have been working to prevent youth violence in the city: