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Girls Outdo Boys In Latest Examinations

Girls Outdo Boys In Latest Examinations

THE National Examinations Council Tanzania (NECTA) yesterday announced results of standard four and form two national examinations with girls outshining boys. NECTA Executive Secretary, Dr Charles Msonde, said for the form two results, the best top ten students are girls and in the standard four category, girls scoped the first four slots in the top […]

Malawi Gets U.S.$259,000 Britain Funding To Fight Abuse Of Women And Girls

Malawi Gets U.S.$259,000 Britain Funding To Fight Abuse Of Women And Girls

Malawi has received a boost in addressing the increased cases of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) with financial assistance from the British government through the Department for International Development (DFID) with a maximum of £19 million (MK18,679,961,152). Head of DFID in Malawi Jen Marshall said in a statement seen by Nyasa Times on Friday that […]

WOSI Reinforces Calls For Passage Of Anti FGM Law

WOSI Reinforces Calls For Passage Of Anti FGM Law

Women Solidarity Incorporated (WOSI) said it is disappointed that women and girls are still being subjected to inhumane and gruesome treatment in the name of tradition or culture in the country. WOSI executive director Mariam G. Deah said while the organization respects cultural practices, members feel that components of culture that dehumanize women and girls […]

UNESCO And Mauritius Partner To Empower Women In STEM

UNESCO And Mauritius Partner To Empower Women In STEM

As part of Merck STEM program For Women and Youth, Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany conducted the 3rd edition of their annual “UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit” on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency Mrs. […]

Girls Alliance Wants FGM Abolished

Girls Alliance Wants FGM Abolished

A local non-governmental organization (NGO), the Girls Alliance for Future Leadership, which focuses on the protection and advancement of teenage girls, has called on the Legislature, Executive and the Judiciary branches of government to abolishing the age-old practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the country. Addressing students attending the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion […]

‘Early Sexual Involvement Puts Girls At Cervical Cancer Risk’

‘Early Sexual Involvement Puts Girls At Cervical Cancer Risk’

YOUNG girls, especially schoolgirls, who engage in sexual intercourse, should have a second thought after findings by health experts showed that they are at risk of getting cervical cancer in the future. Addressing a cancer screening camp at Machame Hospital here recently, the Head of the KCMC Referral Hospital’s Cancer Care Centre (KCMC CCC), Dr […]

‘Encourage Girls To Pursue Careers In ICT’

‘Encourage Girls To Pursue Careers In ICT’

The Founder and CEO of the Women’s Information Communication Technology, Incorporated (WICT), Asatta Gborlee, has said that women’s empowerment is one of the key factors that will be responsible for the growth and development of Liberia. According to Gborlee, studies have shown that women face a variety of problems due to the lack of education, […]

The Kiosk With Madame K – For The Goat, I Became A Sheep

The Kiosk With Madame K – For The Goat, I Became A Sheep

To all the lovers of this exciting column, I greet you. Thank you for joining me once again and I hope this new month brings great tidings to you all. I have received a lot of mails over the burnt kiosk and I sincerely appreciate your kind gestures. We are building back the kiosk though […]

Osun Declares End To Female Genital Mutilation

Osun Declares End To Female Genital Mutilation

 People of Osun State on Tuesday declared an end to the practice of female genital mutilation and promised to champion the campaign and advocacy to eradicate and banish the practice totally. The event which took place at Apomun in Isokan Local Government area of the state attracted stakeholders on eradication of female genital mutilation and […]

26 Per Cent Of Girls In Eastern Uganda Are Defiled

26 Per Cent Of Girls In Eastern Uganda Are Defiled

 A new survey on sexual violence against children has revealed that 26.2 per cent of girls between 13-17 years in eastern Uganda have had sex. The eastern region is followed by the western region with 24.2 per cent, 18.1 per cent in Northern region while the central region comes last with 14.4 per cent. For […]

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