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Erratic Weather Pushes Girls Into Risky Domestic Work In Mali

Erratic Weather Pushes Girls Into Risky Domestic Work In Mali

 From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly’s day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 am and finishes well after dusk. The 17-year-old is used to hard work – but as a farmer, growing millet on her parents’ farm in Babougou, in central Mali. “I haven’t been home in over […]

Zimbabwe Lashes Out On All Forms Of Politically Motivated Gender Based Violence

Zimbabwe Lashes Out On All Forms Of Politically Motivated Gender Based Violence

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission was established in terms of Section 246 of the Constitution and operationalized through the Gender Commission Act of [Chapter 10:31] with an overall mandate to promote and ensure gender equality as provided for by the national Constitution. The Constitution further provides for the powers of the Commission to receive complaints and […]

Women Bathed With Acid In Maiduguri Through Tricycle{Keke Napep}

Women Bathed With Acid In Maiduguri Through Tricycle{Keke Napep}

COMMERCIAL tricycles in Maiduguri, the northeastern Nigerian city worst affected by the Boko Haram terror banditry, have become death traps after a spate of acid attacks on women travellers. It is feared the attacks are the handiwork of the Islamist terror organisation, allegedly having infiltrated the industry. The latest victim is a final year nursing […]

AMISOM Concludes Gender Awareness Training For Police

AMISOM Concludes Gender Awareness Training For Police

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has concluded gender awareness training for Somali police officers in four regional states in Somalia, to help broaden their knowledge of human rights. Over 98 police officers and other security personnel were trained in Kismayo, Baidoa, Beletweyne, the administrative capitals of Jubbaland, South West states and Hiiraan region […]

Speaking Out Is The Only Way Egypt’s Girls Will Win The War Against Harassment

Speaking Out Is The Only Way Egypt’s Girls Will Win The War Against Harassment

The Egyptian man who groped 23-year-old Rania Fahmy as she walked down the street in Upper Egypt last August will probably be wishing he’d done something different that day. Last month, he was sentenced to three years in prison, making Fahmy the first young woman in the highly conservative region to have secured a conviction […]

Battling Sexual Violence In Nigeria

Battling Sexual Violence In Nigeria

I am not a fan of false equivalences, so I admit to not joining in conversations about why the #MeToo movement that is sweeping Western countries cannot or is not happening here. Still, my breath caught when I read the news of the two-year-old child who was sexually abused at the hands of a man […]

UNICEF Pledges To Address Violence Against Children

UNICEF Pledges To Address Violence Against Children

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has expressed its commitment to continue to partner with government at all levels and all stakeholders to address the high prevalence of violence against children in Nigeria. The Officer in Charge of UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, Mr. Idrissa Yeo, stated this in Bauchi, during a workshop on ethical […]

Support Girls And Women Achieve Their Full Potential As Scientific Researchers And Innovators

Support Girls And Women Achieve Their Full Potential As Scientific Researchers And Innovators

 Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be excluded from participating […]

For Women And Girls In Science

For Women And Girls In Science

A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progresses towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still underrepresented in these fields. Gender equality has always been a core issue for the […]

Girls Outperform Boys In UBTEB Polytechnic Exams In Uganda

Girls Outperform Boys In UBTEB Polytechnic Exams In Uganda

The Uganda Community Polytechnic Certificate (UCPC) results released this morning show that girls beat boys in the vast majority of programmes previously dominated by males. Speaking during the release of the results, the Uganda business and technical examinations board (UBTEB) executive secretary, Onesmus Oyesigye, said girls unprecedentedly secured a higher proportion of top grades. “The […]

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