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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 […]

Lexta Ghana Donates Sanitary Pads To Female Students

Lexta Ghana Donates Sanitary Pads To Female Students

Lexta Ghana Limited, producers of YAZZ sanitary pads has presented assorted sanitary pads and panty liners to adolescent female students of the Abelemkpe Basic School in the Greater Accra Region as part of activities to mark this year’s World Menstrual Day celebrations. The event organised by the Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly sought to raise awareness […]

Anti- FGM Initiatives Yield Good Outcome

Anti- FGM Initiatives Yield Good Outcome

 THE African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Health Africa, Tanzania branch, has saved 3070 girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) in Handeni and Kilindi districts, respectively, between 2014 and 2016. This was revealed by the Resident director of the Non Governmental Organisation, Ms Florence Temu, as an event focused on curbing the ritual, held in […]

#End FGM – Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

#End FGM – Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls. The practice also violates […]

Reusable Pads Is The Option For Keeping Girls In School

Reusable Pads Is The Option For Keeping Girls In School

Every child has a right to education but lack of safe menstrual hygiene solutions are often a barrier to many girls especially in the rural areas where some families cannot afford to buy sanitary pads every month. As a result, some girls drop out of school when they start menstruating because they have no pads. […]

Menstruating Ghanaian Girls Banned From River Crossing To School

Menstruating Ghanaian Girls Banned From River Crossing To School

A ban on schoolgirls in Ghana crossing a river when menstruating – and on Tuesdays – has been condemned by child rights activists. The ban, apparently issued by a local river god, means girls in Ghana’s Upper Denkyira East district could miss out on their education during their period as they have to cross the […]

Bisi Fayemi, Loud and Clear!

The favourite saying of my late mother was, ‘Ai le soro, ni bere ori buruku’ which translates into, ‘a closed mouth precedes closed destiny’. That much can be glimpsed from the philosophical underpinning of the writings of Mrs Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi which, according to her, derives from a conversation she once had with a grieving friend. […]

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