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Oulanyah Blames Rising Teen Pregnancies On Older Men

Oulanyah Blames Rising Teen Pregnancies On Older Men

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Jacob Oulanyah, has attributed the current high rate of teenage pregnancies in Acholi sub-region to older men preying on teens. Mr Oulanyah, who is also Member of Parliament for Omoro County in Omoro District, said older men are taking advantage of underage girls and abusing them sexually and in […]

We Need To Step Up Learning For The Girl Child

We Need To Step Up Learning For The Girl Child

 The government has reiterated its commitment to protect the girl child, expressing its desire to see them attain the highest educational qualifications. This was echoed by the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, in his remarks on separate occasions while addressing residents in various villages in Ruangwa District. On a four-day end-of-the-year leave that he has […]

10-Year-Old Boy, 2 Others Docked For Allegedly Raping 7-yr-Old Girl

10-Year-Old Boy, 2 Others Docked For Allegedly Raping 7-yr-Old Girl

A 22-year-old man, Osholo Samuel, his 17-year-old teenage friend and a 10-year-old boy, who allegedly raped and assaulted a seven-year-old girl have been arraigned before an Ikorodu magistrate’s court in Lagos. They were alleged to have committed the crime last Friday in the Adaraloye area of Ikorodu, Lagos. Samuel and his teenage friend, both labourers […]

Sokoto Establishes Agency For Girl-Child Education

Sokoto Establishes Agency For Girl-Child Education

As part of renewed efforts to enhance access to education among females in Sokoto, the state government has announced the establishment of an agency girl-child education. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal made this known during a meeting with officials from the Nigeria Office of UNICEF and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). The new […]

Kenya: Gang Rapes KCSE Candidate On Her Way To School In Molo

Kenya: Gang Rapes KCSE Candidate On Her Way To School In Molo

Police in Molo, Nakuru County, are holding a suspect in connection with the gang-rape of a KCSE candidate on Thursday morning. The candidate, who is sitting her exams at a public school, was waylaid as she headed to school and sexually assaulted. She was in the company of two other female candidates when the assault […]

Malawi First Lady Commits To Girl Child Nutrition Improvement

Malawi First Lady Commits To Girl Child Nutrition Improvement

First lady Dr Gertrude Mutharika Wednesday renewed her commitment to the girl child education by improving nutrition among them. She said this in Lilongwe during the official opening of the second 2016 International Food and Nutrition Research dissemination conference. “As I was listened to the presentation on how increased girl education is linked to improved […]

Gender Inequality Starts Young: Household-Chores Young

Gender Inequality Starts Young: Household-Chores Young

Around the world, girls between the ages of five and 14 spend 550 million hours on household chores, 160 million more hours than boys in the same age group, according to a report from Unicef titled “Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls.” Girls aged five to nine spend an average of four hours a […]

How To Keep Your Child Safe From Sexual Predators – {For The Girl Child}

How To Keep Your Child Safe From Sexual Predators – {For The Girl Child}

1. Recognize that sexual abuse could happen to your child. It’s estimated that one out of every four girls and one out of six boys will experience sexual abuse, according to the American Psychological Association. 2. Recognize that the predator will most likely be someone you know. Chances are, it won’t be a stranger offering […]

Liberia To Observe ‘International Day Of The Girl Child’

Liberia To  Observe ‘International Day Of The Girl Child’

Liberia will join nations of the world to celebrate the “International Day of the Girl Child,” on October 11 as a Working Holiday. A proclamation issued by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the event will be celebrated under the global theme, “Girls Progress – Goals Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement,” while the Day will […]

Malawi’s fearsome chief, terminator of child marriages

Malawi’s fearsome chief, terminator of child marriages

The mild-mannered woman who zips around a farmhouse packed with knick-knacks and insists her guests eat a meal before any introductions, presents a character at odds with her fearsome reputation of being Malawi’s top marriage terminator. Thirteen years ago, Theresa Kachindamoto could not have conceived of ever leaving her job of 27 years as a […]

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