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When Society Forces Girls To Hate Their Bodies

When Society Forces Girls To Hate Their Bodies

In class, she sat quietly on the front row with two boys. She was not talkative and often kept to herself. The boys occasionally picked on her because she looked a little older than her age. One day, the teacher asked her to draw an illustration on the blackboard, and as she walked to the […]

No Home For Sexual Violators – Zainab Hawa Bangura

No Home For Sexual Violators – Zainab Hawa Bangura

Sexual violence against women in Africa has taken a new turn and there is serious eradication campaign going on. Africa has taken the bold step to support her women and fight against sexual violators. Recently,South Sudan vowed to fight against sexual violence and deal with every sexual violator in the country. Zainab Hawa Bangura, the […]

Draining Low-Income Schools

Draining Low-Income Schools

It’s bureaucratic jargon with a name seemingly calculated to cure insomnia. But a new analysis reveals that the real-life effect of those two words is shortchanging public-school students in poor neighborhoods nationwide by nearly $9 billion per year—the difference between the substandard education they’re getting now and the quality one enjoyed by their affluent peers. […]

Death At Night, The story Of Igbologun Community

Death At Night, The story Of Igbologun Community

“Emeka, who lives in Mama P compound in the community, also lost his wife along with a set of twins while Daramola lost his wife and is left to bring up their baby alone. What the three men have in common is that their wives fell into labour at night. Bolanle, David’s wife, 27, may […]

The Social Justice Teaching In Classrooms

The Social Justice Teaching In Classrooms

There are certainly so many events in the world, one would quite term as Mostly Unusual events. The shooting attempt made by young lads, the critical racial downturn, the abusive words made by some aspiring leaders makes us wonder what exactly to teach the next generation. In my opinion I think most of them have […]

Calif. Bureau of Children’s Justice Launches Five Investigations

Calif. Bureau of Children’s Justice Launches Five Investigations

More than a year after creating the Bureau of Children’s Justice, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced five investigations across the state, including examining how counties report child abuse, excessive force at juvenile detention centers, the actions of school police and school discipline practices for special education students. At a press conference in February 2015 and in a […]

How A Land Title Became One Woman’s Ticket To Freedom

How A Land Title Became One Woman’s Ticket To Freedom

Mkuranga — “I was a laughing stock when I was applying for a bank loan, but those who were laughing at me now come for advice” When Hawa Amiri decided to use her land title to ask for a bank loan to start a poultry business, her fellow farmers thought she was wasting her time. […]

Tanzania: A Plea for Democracy in Zanzibar

Tanzania: A Plea for Democracy in Zanzibar

There is an old Swahili proverb that a small fire can destroy a great forest. Zanzibar is a small nation, an archipelago of islands and a semi-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania. Yet what happens here will have a wider impact on the African continent and globally, in that it can either become […]

Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, Ta-Nehisi Coates Discuss Art And Social Justice

Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, Ta-Nehisi Coates Discuss Art And Social Justice

Prolific poet Sonia Sanchez invited two literary greats — iconic author Toni Morrison and acclaimed journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates — to have a conversation about art and social justice at the Ambassador Theatre in New York on Wednesday, June 15. In front of a sold-out audience, Sanchez led an insightful discussion on how the writers use their craft […]

SDGs: UNDP advises Nigeria to prioritise poverty reduction, 4 others

SDGs: UNDP advises Nigeria to prioritise poverty reduction, 4 others

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has urged Nigeria to select and implement five priority areas out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to fast-track development in the country. The Country Director of Programme in Nigeria, Dr Pa-Lamin Beyai, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday […]