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Sara Cameron McBean

Much of the work on this site was originally produced for UNICEF

Natual Enemies Colombia

Out of War tells the true story of the Children’s Movement for Peace in Colombia through the eyes of nine young people who experienced devastating violence. Read an excerpt, additional stories not included in the book, reviews, and articles about children and conflict here.

Out of War is also published in Spanish and French - see Constructores de paz and La paix pour les enfants.

Out of War Audiobook and student guide also available. More information here

Analysis of programmes that are empowering some of the poorest communities in the world including: schools for working children in Bangladesh; village development in Papua New Guinea; combating discrimination against women in India; nomadic schools in northern Sudan. More stories from Senegal, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Iraq, and Brazil. Read more here

An outline of advocacy and communication strategies that aim to mobilize parliamentarians, religious leaders, communities and families for child rights. An introduction to strategic communication is  accompanied by examples from Kenya and Tanzania. Read more here

Currently working with UNFPA developing a regional communication and advocacy strategy for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Recent work includes developing a regional advocacy and communication capacity building strategy for UNICEF in East and Southern Africa, assisting the Ministry of Health in Suriname to develop a communication strategy for infant and young child feeding, senior advisor on a situation analysis of adolescents and young people in Ghana and developing an advocacy strategy on nutrition for UN agencies in Tanzania. For more information go to the Contact  page.

Much of the work on this site was originally produced for UNICEF although the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of  UNICEF

“ My father came running into the house and screamed that ‘they’ were coming to kill us. I asked why and he said that it was because of our tribe. My father led the way as we ran to St. Paul’s church…” Paul, 8 years, Eldoret. Read more here


Natural Enemies is a fast-paced zoological murder mystery. It won a Turner Tomorrow Award and the Edward Abbey Award for Eco-Fiction. Read an excerpt, reviews and about the award here. The Kindle edition of Natural Enemies is now available.

Books Research, analysis, features Advocacy and communication 1st Person: “They were coming to kill us.”