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‘Rescue Community’ Launches Attack Against Female Genital Mutilation And Child Marriage In Kenya

‘Rescue Community’ Launches Attack Against Female Genital Mutilation And Child Marriage In Kenya

Almost one in four girls in Kenya are married before they reach the legal age of 18, says the United Nations. The rare rescue of a 12-year-old Kenyan girl forced to marry and have sex with a man almost three times her age shows community policing is key to ending child marriage, campaigners said on […]

Mozambican Decree Discriminating Against Pregnant Schoolgirls Revoked

Mozambican  Decree Discriminating Against Pregnant Schoolgirls Revoked

The Mozambican Ministry of Education has revoked a misogynist decree of 2003 which ordered all pregnant schoolgirls to attend night classes, and banned them from day classes. The spokesperson for the Ministry, Manuel Simbine, cited in Monday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Noticias”, made excuses for the 2003 decree, claiming that it responded to the […]

Solar-Powered School Bags Changing Cote d’Ivoire’s Education

Solar-Powered School Bags Changing Cote d’Ivoire’s Education

Evariste Akoumian, a 37-year-old Ivorian, invented the “Solarpak”, a schoolbag with a solar panel and a lamp, to improve the education of young schoolchildren from rural, non-electrified areas. Using the lamp, children can now comfortably study after dark. Trained lawyer and former computer retailer turned tech-entrepreneur, Evariste Akoumian made note of the lack of electricity […]

Unicef Partners With Malawi, New Finance Bank To Launch Girls Secondary Education Trust

Unicef Partners With Malawi, New Finance Bank To Launch Girls Secondary Education Trust

UNICEF has partnered with New Finance Bank (NFB) and the Ministry of Education by launching a Girls Secondary Education Trust, which is a fundraising campaign that has been set up to provide access to quality education for vulnerable girl students in Malawi. During the launch held at Mount Soche Hotel on Wednesday, UNICEF Malawi’s country […]

Rihanna Partners With Clara Lionel Foundation To Help Girls Education In Malawi

Rihanna Partners With Clara Lionel Foundation To Help Girls Education In Malawi

Fenty Beauty and CLF have partnered on a new limited-edition makeup highlighter and Diamond Ball sweepstakes to raise critical funding for CLF. On August 1, FENTY Beauty, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty’s namesake cosmetic brand, announced a new partnership with the Clara Lionel Foundation to help fund mission critical work in education and emergency responsiveness. With the […]

Young Cameroonian Girls Learning Science And Technology To Improve Their Lot

Young Cameroonian Girls Learning Science And Technology To Improve Their Lot

With a flash of green light, a robot sputters and whizzes across the room, obeying the remote control commands 15-year-old Xaviera Nguefo and her team send its way. It is a scene that would not look out of place in a futuristic sci-fi fantasy, but is instead playing out in Yaounde, the dusty capital of […]

The Stay In School Project For Pregnant Girls And Adolescent Mothers

The Stay In School Project For Pregnant Girls And Adolescent Mothers

“[My school] supported me. For example, when I was breastfeeding, they would give me time off. I would go to school and then run back home [during lunch break] to feed my son, and then come back to the school to study.” “Angela” is back in school in Kenya, pursuing her goal of becoming a […]

Improving Girls Education In Africa

Improving Girls Education In Africa

In Ethiopia’s education setup, females have been largely marginalized for long (since the inception of modern education to the last few decades). As a consequence of the patriarchal socio-cultural system, female students’ had no equal right to participate in schooling. Education is a key priority area of the government’s development endeavors over the last two […]

Leaders Urge Global Support For Women, Girls In Africa’s Sahel

Leaders Urge Global Support For Women, Girls In Africa’s Sahel

Several high-level women are calling for more international support focused on helping women and girls in Africa’s Sahel region respond to the impact of conflict, terrorism and underdevelopment. The foreign minister of Sweden, the U.N. deputy secretary-general, and the African Union’s special envoy on women, peace and security just wrapped up a joint visit to […]

School Ban On Expectant Teens ‘Skewed’ Against Girls’ Education

School Ban On Expectant Teens ‘Skewed’ Against Girls’ Education

Burundi’s ban on pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers attending school is not only a violation against children’s right to education, but also unfairly discriminates against girls, campaigners said on Wednesday. The ministry of education in Burundi last week issued a directive to provincial authorities saying pregnant teens and young mums, as well as the […]

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