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Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation – United Nations

Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation – United Nations

TODAY, February 6, is the United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is NOT a public holiday, although it is dedicated to international observation as part of combined efforts by the United Nations Organisation to meet one of its ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ programme to year-2030 (SDG-2030). Goal Number-5 out […]

The Urgency Need For A Revolutionised Sex Education

The Urgency Need For A Revolutionised Sex Education

Fatima, who was 14, sat opposite me. There was a defiance to her body language, yet a vulnerability that made me want to tell her it was okay to cry. She was telling me how, in the course of the past year, she had dropped out of the school theatre club, no longer had any […]

NAPTIP Moves To Rescue 20,000 Nigerian Girls Trafficked To Mali

NAPTIP Moves To Rescue 20,000 Nigerian Girls Trafficked To Mali

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it is making efforts to rescue about 20,000 Nigerian girls trapped in different parts of Mali. Julie Okah-Donli, the Director- General of NAPTIP, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, said the […]

Girls’ Mentorship – The Game Changer

Girls’ Mentorship – The Game Changer

The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress over time. It does this by looking across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity Educational Attainment Health and Survival Political Empowerment. It also provides country […]

FGM Entices Young Girls Into Early Sex, Marriage, And Teenage Pregnancy

FGM Entices Young Girls Into Early Sex, Marriage, And Teenage Pregnancy

In rural Malawi, families send girls as young as 12 years old for “initiation,” a traditional, cultural practice that marks a child’s entry into adulthood. But child rights campaigners say the ritual entices young girls into early sex, marriage, and teenage pregnancy — forcing many to drop out of school. One local organization is seeking […]

Girls Forced Into War Face Gender Double Standards In Peace

Girls Forced Into War Face Gender Double Standards In Peace

 Women and girls bear an additional burden in any war, as the threat of sexual violence or abuse combines with the standard risks of conflict. The conflict in South Sudan is no different. Since it began in December 2013, both sides have been accused of using rape and sexual assault as a “weapon of war”. […]

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Rejects Pregnancy And FGM Tests For School Girls

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Rejects Pregnancy And FGM Tests For School Girls

Teachers in Narok County have dismissed the directive by Commissioner George Natembeya for all upper primary and secondary school girls checks for pregnancy and female genital mutilation. The tests are demeaning and a violation of rights, said Charles Ng’eno, the county’s secretary-general of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet). RIGHTS Mr Ng’eno […]

#AW Gist : These Children Are Sexy

#AW Gist : These Children Are Sexy

I am writing this to address this unworthy issue about some people saying  children are appealing to paedophiles. I saw a show on YouTube and I must say that I was furious and at the same time flabbergasted to think that some grown ass men would sit down and say that parents sometimes make their […]

Sexual Violence Takes A Huge Increase In South Sudan

Sexual Violence Takes A Huge Increase In South Sudan

The U.N. official who combats sexual violence in conflict said Tuesday that such atrocities have “escalated dramatically” in South Sudan this year and that accountability is needed to prevent more rapes. “In 2018, there has been a clear and alarming increase in the number of cases and victims of conflict-related sexual violence documented,” Pramila Patten […]

School Girls Resort To Banana Fibres Over Lack Of Pads

School Girls Resort To Banana Fibres Over Lack Of Pads

An independent survey carried out in more than 25 primary schools in Kagadi District has revealed that schoolgirls are using banana fibres as sanitary pads during their menstrual cycle, something that has greatly contributed to school dropout rates and absenteeism. This was contained in a report released last week by Hygiene Water and Sanitation Caritas […]

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