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Police Worry Over Surge In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police Worry Over Surge In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police here are concerned over the upsurge in cases of rape being perpetrated against the girl child, especially in rural areas. Acting police spokesperson for Midlands Province Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende said the province has recorded a surge in the number of minor girls raped across all the rural districts such as Gweru Rural, Mvuma, […]

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane Tells Communities To Protect Girls

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane Tells Communities To Protect Girls

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has expressed concern following the rape, killing and attempted murder of two young girls aged nine and 13 in Sebokeng. “The continuous rape and killing of young girls has reached unprecedented levels. It is very important that the community and law enforcement agencies do everything in their power to […]

Lions Club To Teach Girls How To Make Reusable Sanitary Pads

Lions Club To Teach Girls How To Make Reusable Sanitary Pads

Lions Club of Capital City (LCCC) says it intends to link up with organisations that can teach girls how to make reusable sanitary pads to curb school dropout. LCCC’s Governor for Malawi and Mozambique Lion Chisomo Gunda disclosed the intention Saturday at Sunga Primary School in Lilongwe where the club donated over 300 sanitary pads, […]

Gang Rape And Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage In Somalia

Gang Rape And Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage In Somalia

Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region passed the country’s first Sexual Offences Law in 2016, which criminalises rape, sexual harassment and online sexual offences The gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Somalia has sparked outrage, demonstrations and calls for authorities to use a landmark 2016 law to secure justice, in a country where violence […]

Tanzanian Government Nods To Alternative FGM, Saves 3,000 Girls From the Cut

Tanzanian Government  Nods To Alternative FGM, Saves 3,000 Girls From the Cut

MINISTRY of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children has welcomed alternative rite of passage that has saved nearly 3,000 girls from undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Mara Region. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS), Dr John Jungu said Tarime based Association of Termination of Female Genital Mutilation (ATFGM) Masanga Centre initiated alternative rite of […]

Without Safe Houses, Girls Will Be Cut

Without Safe Houses, Girls Will Be Cut

 “Without safe houses, girls will be cut,” said human rights activist Rhobi Samwelly, who runs two safe houses for girls in the Butiama and Serengeti districts of Tanzania’s largely rural Mara region. “During the cutting season, you can’t get protection in the community,” she explained. In parts of Tanzania where female genital mutilation (FGM) is […]

The Journey From December 19 – With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

The Journey From December 19 – With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote […]

Kaduna Govt. Declares Free Education For Girls

Kaduna Govt. Declares Free Education For Girls

Kaduna State commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Malam Ja’afaru Sani, has announced the state government’s full implementation of free education for female students in the state’s public secondary schools as directed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai. Sani explained that, about 191,445 female students currently in public schools to benefit from the gesture that would cost […]

Somali Girls Die During FGM Procedures – NGOs, Activists, Call On The Government

Somali Girls Die During FGM Procedures – NGOs, Activists, Call On The Government

Save the Children calls upon the government of Somalia, civil society and other community actors to take immediate action to scale up efforts to protect children, particularly girls, against all forms of violence and harmful traditional practices, including Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). The call comes after a series of confirmed reports of deaths of young […]

African Countries Urged To Toughen Laws On Female Genital Mutilation

African Countries Urged To Toughen Laws On Female Genital Mutilation

Millions of girls in Africa are at risk of female genital mutilation because their governments are failing to enforce laws banning the internationally condemned practice, campaigners said on Thursday. Six countries which are home to 16 million girls – Chad, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan – still do not even criminalise FGM, according […]

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