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RAL, OHCHR Launch Partnership Project To Abolish FGM

RAL, OHCHR Launch Partnership Project To Abolish FGM

Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) in collaboration with the office of the High Commission on Human Rights (OHCHR) on July 10, 2019, launched a partnership project aimed at reviewing recommendations Liberia accepted under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to abolished, among other practice the female genital mutilation (FGM). But one of the speakers interestingly raised concerned […]

Outrage In Kenya Over Rise In Teenage Pregnancies

Outrage In Kenya Over Rise In Teenage Pregnancies

More than 11,000 girls in primary and secondary schools got pregnant last year, the latest statistics from the Ministry of Education show. The data shows that, out of the 11,950 girls who fell pregnant, 2,885 of them were in primary school while 9,065 were secondary school students. ALARMING Bungoma tops the list of counties with […]

Five Years After Chibok…

Five Years After Chibok…

The mass abduction of 276 schoolgirls on April 14, 2014, from their school in northeastern Nigeria sparked an global outcry and the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign Five years after being kidnapped by Boko Haram, freed Chibok girls have nightmares about their 100 missing classmates and are burdened by guilt for surviving, while shielding parents of […]

Rape Of Toddler Sparks Protests, Clashes In Indian Kashmir

Rape Of Toddler Sparks Protests, Clashes In Indian Kashmir

Some protesters said they no longer had faith in authorities to keep women and girls safe Thousands of people took to the streets of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday to demand the death penalty for a man who raped a 3-year-old girl, amid growing anger over sexual violence in the troubled Himalayan region. Dozens of people […]

Report Exposes Rampant Sexual Abuse At Monte Cassino Girls In Zimbabwe

Report Exposes Rampant Sexual Abuse At Monte Cassino Girls In Zimbabwe

An investigation by the education ministry into complaints raised by pupils at Monte Cassino Girls High has exposed rampant sexual harassment of the girls by both male and female teachers. Monte Cassino is a Roman Catholic Church girls only boarding school in Macheke, well-known for producing high achieving pupils. However, the school has been under […]

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 […]

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