Maud Fortuyn

last updated 3/13/2018

Maud Droogleever Fortuyn

Chief Child Protection at UNICEF incorporated

Location:
125 Maiden Lane, New York City, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(212) 686-5522

General Information

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Child Rights Advocate - UNICEF Nederland

Recent News  

http://news.world-citizenship.org/wp-archive/3531

Maud Droogleever Fortuyn, child protection director for UNICEF in Sierra Leone, told IPS that bringing about changes in behaviour and attitudes will take time.
She said UNICEF has been supporting local NGOs conducting baseline surveys to improve understanding of the extent and nature of teenage pregnancy, developing modules to improve knowledge, as well as working with traditional authorities to develop effective bylaws that will support teen mothers, especially with completing school. END / (full text).

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http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=55107

Maud Droogleever Fortuyn, child protection director for UNICEF in Sierra Leone, told IPS that bringing about changes in behaviour and attitudes will take time.
She said UNICEF has been supporting local NGOs conducting baseline surveys to improve understanding of the extent and nature of teenage pregnancy, developing modules to improve knowledge, as well as working with traditional authorities to develop effective bylaws that will support teen mothers, especially with completing school.

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http://thesamosa.co.uk/index.php/news-and-features/society/230-when-he-asked-i-couldnt-say-no-schools-and-sex-abuse-in-sierra-leone.html

Maud Droodleever Fortuyn, chief child protection officer for Unicef Sierra Leone, describes how difficult the situation is for women and children, particularly girls.
She says the civil war that ravaged the country left girls with little concept of their own self worth, and a feeling that all they have to offer is their bodies. There is still a long way to go before a solution to this problem is found, but Maud Droodleever Fortuyn of Unicef is optimistic that things are moving in the right direction. "On paper it seems that the number of cases of teenage pregnancy is going up," she says.

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