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After Falling Pregnant During School, She Turned Her Case Into An Inspiring Story

After Falling Pregnant During School, She Turned Her Case Into An Inspiring Story

“I had twins when I was 17 years old and I had to stay at home and nurse the babies for a year before I went back to school,” says Cathrine James. Now 20, the young mother narrates how she has braved societal condemnation and stigmatisation and tried to become an inspiration to young girls […]

Pregnant Students In Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection

Pregnant Students In Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection

In late 2018, Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Fatima Bio, opened a national campaign “Hands Off Our Girls.”   Her campaign made big promises to reduce child marriages and teenage pregnancies in the country, in part to tackle the spike in teenage pregnancies following widespread rape during the Ebola crisis. Reflecting on this campaign, President Julius Maada […]

Teenage Pregnancies Holding Back Progress Of Rural Women

Teenage Pregnancies Holding Back Progress Of Rural Women

As Rwanda joined the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Rural Women, on Tuesday, civil society organisations pointed out that teenage pregnancy and mistreatment of teenage mothers were still threats to the development of rural women. At the celebrations held at Byeza Cell, Muhazi Sector in Rwamagana District, rights groups called […]

Rwandan Girls Call For Gender Sensitive Reporting From Local Media

Rwandan Girls Call For Gender Sensitive Reporting From Local Media

Young women are asking the media to do more in the fight against teenage pregnancies, gender disparity, and discrimination. They made the call yesterday during a visit to The New Times where one of the women, Pélagie Umutesi, took over as the managing director of the publication for the day. “Why is it that the […]

Naledi Pandor To Address ‘Terrible’ Gender-Based Violence At UN General Assembly

Naledi Pandor To Address ‘Terrible’ Gender-Based Violence At UN General Assembly

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week. Pandor landed in New York on Sunday, where she is leading the South African delegation to the 74th Session of UNGA. The […]

Cyclones Force Mozambique Girls To Early Marriage

Cyclones Force Mozambique Girls To Early Marriage

HUMANITARIAN organisations are battling to raise funds to fight impending malnutrition and the rising rate of child marriages in Mozambique. The crises are a direct result of the devastation brought by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth earlier this year. At risk of death, some 160 000 children under five are among 1 million people facing food […]

Pope Urges Politicians To Take ‘Drastic Measures’ On Climate Change

Pope Urges Politicians To Take ‘Drastic Measures’ On Climate Change

Francis issued his appeal ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit this month in New York Pope Francis challenged governments on Sunday to take “drastic measures” to combat global warming and reduce the use of fossil fuels, saying the world was experiencing a climate emergency. Francis issued his appeal, a written message for Sunday’s […]

Girls-in-ICT Mentorship Week Opens in Accra

Girls-in-ICT Mentorship Week Opens in Accra

About 60 girls from selected basic schools in the Western Region are in Accra to participate in the Girls-in-ICT initiative mentorship week aimed at encouraging them to opt for careers within the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. The girls were adjudged the best out of 548 others who were involved in ICT training and […]

95 Women, Children Freed From Boko Haram Slavery

95 Women, Children Freed From Boko Haram Slavery

NIGERIAN troops have rescued 95 captives used as slaves by the Boko Haram terrorists northeast of the country. The captives, mostly children and women have been freed during operations in some villages in the volatile Borno State. Some 13 women and 26 children were rescued at the Dubula village where one of the suspected terrorists […]

One Migrant Child Dies Each Day Worldwide – U.N

One Migrant Child Dies Each Day Worldwide – U.N

At least 32,000 migrants globally, including 1,600 children, have died on dangerous journeys in search of better lives since 2014 says U.N. A migrant child died almost every day over the past four years while trying to reach safety, the United Nations said on Friday, as a photo of a man and his young daughter […]

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