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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. […]

The Pulse Of Girl Child In ‘Loud Whispers’

The size and quality of the audience at the Civic Centre on Victoria Island that Sunday evening underscored the appreciation of the message in the literary offering that was about to be unveiled. Indeed, Loud Whispers by Mrs Bisi Adeleye Fayemi, gender activist and wife of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode […]

Investing In Young Talent In Malawi

Investing In Young Talent In Malawi

Rehema is quiet and soft-spoken, introducing herself shyly when we first meet at her high school in Namwera, in rural Malawi. She sees that I have a stack of notes and questions that I want to ask her about her life and education. She asks to look at my notes, and I can tell that […]

Girls Being Used As Suicide Bombers By Islamist Terrorist Sect

Girls Being Used As Suicide Bombers By Islamist Terrorist Sect

BOKO Haram Chief Intelligence Officer, CIO, Abdulkadir Abubakar, has warned the leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau, to stop using innocent girls, who are being hypnotised as suicide bombers. Abubakar, also known as Abu Muhammad,  disclosed that Shekau had become crippled and warned other factional leaders of the group, such as Mamman Nur, Abbor Mainok, […]

EmPOWER Girls: Before, During and After Crises

EmPOWER Girls: Before, During and After Crises

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face […]

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