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Sudan’s Political Change Gives Hope For Young Women And Girls

Sudan’s Political Change Gives Hope For Young Women And Girls

Sudan’s transitional government recently announced a nationwide ban on female genital mutilation. A 2014 survey backed by the United Nations estimated 87% of Sudanese women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 had been subjected to the practice. Most undergo an extreme form known as infibulation. Tamsin Bradley sets out the context in which the […]

COVID-19 Shows That Where There Is Political Will There Is A Way To Work Across Sectors

COVID-19 Shows That Where There Is Political Will There Is A Way To Work Across Sectors

South Africa reported its first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on 5 March 2020. In the weeks that followed the country saw decisive, strong leadership from President Cyril Ramaphosa. It has also seen significant, important and necessary co-ordination between different ministries. These have included education, justice, health, trade and industry, transport, public works and infrastructure and finance. The […]

Literacy Opens Wide A Door To The World But Millions Of Adults Are Still Locked Out

Literacy Opens Wide A Door To The World But Millions Of Adults Are Still Locked Out

On the 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day Dr Katarina Popović – Secretary General of IUCAE (International Council of Adult Education, Uruguay) and Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, talks to UNESCO about how, despite the evolution in our thinking on literacy, adults are still missing out. “Literacy is an entrance […]