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Our Girls Deserve Affordable Pads In School

Our Girls Deserve Affordable Pads In School

ARDENT news readers, viewers and listeners have in the recent past be educated on the importance of giving our school girls pads during their menstrual periods. So far, stakeholders’ nationwide campaigns to provide affordable sanitary towels to women and girls in Tanzania have proved positive results. More women in Tanzania shall be able to access […]

Menstrual Health And Culture – It’s A Taboo For Girls To Speak About Their Cycle

Menstrual Health And Culture – It’s A Taboo For Girls To Speak About Their Cycle

Despite grappling with poverty that reduces their access to quality education, girls from Geita District in Tanzania are disheartened by social taboos that haunt their educational development and expose them to menstrual health problems. A 10-day survey conducted in the area revealed that girls and women from Sukuma and Kuria in Geita are not allowed […]

Rohey Malick Lowe Pledges To Give Part Of Her Salary On Girl’s Education

Rohey Malick Lowe Pledges To Give Part Of Her Salary On Girl’s Education

The new Mayoress of Banjul Rohey Malick Lowe, said she will give back part of her monthly salary towards the Education of girls in Banjul. Madam Lowe made this remark during her address at the ‘Feed The Kids’, an annual festive event held at the Arch, at the entrance of Banjul, on Koriteh Day. Hundreds […]

Zimbabwe: Dreams Initiative Benefits 6 000 Girls

Zimbabwe: Dreams Initiative Benefits 6 000 Girls

OVER 6 000 sexually-abused and underprivileged adolescent girls and young women in Bulawayo, Chipinge, Gweru, Makoni, Mazowe, and Mutare have benefited from the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) initiative funded by the USAID and coordinated by the National AIDS Council. DREAMS is an ambitious two-year partnership to reduce new HIV infections among […]

South Africa: Listen To The Girl Child, Pleads First Lady Tobeka Madiba-Zuma

South Africa: Listen To The Girl Child, Pleads First Lady Tobeka Madiba-Zuma

President Jacob Zuma’s wife, Tobeka Madiba-Zuma, on Saturday launched the Listen to the Girl Child campaign in KwaZulu-Natal. The Tobeka Madiba-Zuma Foundation, in partnership the eThekwini Municipality and the UN Aids programme, said it led a dialogue in sexual health, violence directed at children, girls and women, for 500 girls from schools around Inanda, KwaMashu […]

Uganda: Tribal Chief Arrested Over Raping Disabled Woman

Uganda: Tribal Chief Arrested Over Raping Disabled Woman

The 69-year-old clan leader is a resident of Nebbi Sub-county. According to the victim’s father, Mr Joseph Opar, the suspect took advantage of the woman’s condition and the fact that she was left home alone after family members went to cultivate in the field. “She cannot talk and has no limbs,” Mr Opar said. The […]

Africa: UN Agency Urges Africa to Invest in Girls to Achieve Sustainable Development

Africa: UN Agency Urges Africa to Invest in Girls to Achieve Sustainable Development

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday urged African governments to invest in girls in order to achieve sustainable development. UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Natalia Kanem told a population forum in the Kenyan capital Nairobi that investments in girls will result in significant economic returns for Africa. “We know, for example, that girls completing secondary […]