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Doctor, Parents Face Trial In Egypt For Girl’s Death After Genital Cutting

Doctor, Parents Face Trial In Egypt For Girl’s Death After Genital Cutting

A retired doctor and the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died after female genital mutilation (FGM) surgery are to stand trial in Egypt, with child rights campaigners calling for jail terms to deter others from the illegal practice. Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada El-Sawy this weekend ordered the referral of the trio to the criminal […]

Freeing South Sudan’s Captive Women And Girls – 128 Down, Thousands to Go

Freeing South Sudan’s Captive Women And Girls – 128 Down, Thousands to Go

The current approaches to releasing women and girls who have been forced into armed groups are far from adequate. In a significant development earlier this month, South Sudan’s rebel movement released 78 women and 50 children who’d been held captive for months. Those freed were among the thousands of people who have been abducted over […]

15 Amazing Hairstyles For This Christmas

15 Amazing Hairstyles For This Christmas

It’s almost Christmas and everyone is running around to look good for the coming celebration. Looking good involves making an amazing hairstyle that fits you. There are a lot of beautiful styles and taking into consideration all facial structures and hair types, we have selected 15 of them that you can choose from     […]

U.S. Launches Anti-Violence Effort For Indigenous Women, Girls

U.S. Launches Anti-Violence Effort For Indigenous Women, Girls

U.S. President Donald Trump launched a task force on Tuesday to help protect Native American women and children, calling the rate of violence among indigenous people “heartbreaking.” The task force aims to improve coordination and communication among federal, state and tribal authorities in response to cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and children, the […]

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 […]

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