Gemma also met up with members of Violence Interrupters, a group of trained and trusted community residents who identify early warning signs and intervene before violence occurs or escalates. The violence interruption programme targets at-risk youth, directing them away from gangs and providing counselling, career and life-skills training and employment opportunities.
During Gemma’s visit in Jamaica, her eyes were opened to the reality of children’s lives, especially their exposure to violence, and the crucial steps Unicef is taking to protect every child.
UNICEF is working tirelessly to protect children like Sabrina, and give them hope for a happy future. We’re in communities, in refugee camps, wherever we’re needed, to provide education, psychosocial support and safe spaces for them to play and have some much-needed fun.
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