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Ethiopia: Ministry Pledges to End Child Marriage, FGM

Ethiopia: Ministry Pledges to End Child Marriage, FGM

The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs marked International Girl Child Day for the 3rd time in Ethiopia with a theme: ” Let’s keep our promise and commitment to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and control child early and forced marriage (CEFM) and other harmful traditional practices to ensure women participation and competency” here yesterday. […]

Uganda: 17 Pupils Found Pregnant In Budaka School

Uganda: 17 Pupils Found Pregnant In Budaka School

About 17 pupils at a primary school located in Nasanga Sub-county in Budaka District are said to be pregnant. Presenting the Education sector report from various schools, Mr Sam Nayepe, a councillor representing Mugiti Sub-county said: “It is disappointing that 17 pupils of this school are pregnant and none of them has reported to police […]

Kenya: 12 Killed In Mandera Overnight Attack By Al-Shabaab Gunmenall

Kenya: 12 Killed In Mandera Overnight Attack By Al-Shabaab Gunmenall

Twelve people have been killed in an overnight attack at Bishaaro Hotel lodge in Mandera Town by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen, police confirmed on Tuesday. Mandera East police boss (OCPD) Ezekiel Singoe said the 12 included ten who were visiting for set book performances at schools in the county. He said the 10 had arrived in […]

Breast Cancer: The Wake-Up Call

Breast Cancer: The Wake-Up Call

The gun went off, signifying the start of the 5-mile road race on Mother’s Day weekend in May 2016 — and for a moment, I could not move. A pain in my back, more devastating than anything I had ever felt, held me back. But I pushed past it. As a breast cancer survivor and world-class triathlete […]

Keeping The UPE Girl Child In Class

Keeping The UPE Girl Child In Class

Monica Nyiraguhabwa stayed in school but she was not oblivious to how lucky she was. Growing up in Luzira maximum prison barracks and later in the slum community of Luzira Kirombe Butabika, Nyiraguhabwa felt a need to respond to the limited life choices and opportunities available for young women and girls living in these areas. […]

Is There A Future For Rural Women?

Is There A Future For Rural Women?

October 15 marked the International Day of Rural Women, and Rwanda, together with the rest of the world, celebrated the achievements in this aspect and sought to find solutions to the challenges women in rural areas face. Rural women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture for their livelihoods, make up over […]

Community Takes Action On Gender-Based Violence

Community Takes Action On Gender-Based Violence

WITH tears rolling down her cheeks, Ouma Bertha bravely shares her story. While taking a breath from her journey by taxi, she sat quietly in the peaceful room for some minutes. With a smile lighting up her face, Ouma Bertha realised she was talking to someone who was paying attention to her story. She apologised […]

The 17 Goals Of The United Nations

The 17 Goals Of The United Nations

As we celebrate the United Nations Day, 2016. It is important that we remind ourselves of the Goals of the United Nations. These goals are strategies to make the world a better place in all ramifications, They are set to improve every sphere of life in every Nation of the world. It is our duty […]

The Presidential Proclamation – United Nations Day

The Presidential Proclamation – United Nations Day

Seventy-one years ago, after rolling back a tide of tyranny that threatened Europe and the world, members of the international community came together to sign the United Nations Charter — advancing a promise to replace the ravages of war with the possibilities of diplomacy.   On United Nations Day, we reflect on the progress we […]

United Nations Day – Celebrating 71 years

United Nations Day  –  Celebrating 71 years

This year’s observance of United Nations Day occurs at a time of transition for the world and for the United Nations. Humanity has entered the era of sustainability – with a global commitment to fulfil the great promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  In this, the Organization’s 71st year, we have 17 goals […]