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West African Court Ruling Upholds Pregnant Girls’ Right To Education

West African Court Ruling Upholds Pregnant Girls’ Right To Education

Girls in Sierra Leone have cause to celebrate. On December 12, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ordered Sierra Leone to immediately revoke a 2015 policy that bans pregnant girls from studying in public schools. The court held that the policy is discriminatory and violates the right to education. The court also […]

Child Marriages In Ghana : No Girl Has Ever Completed Sawoubea JHS In 25 Years

Child Marriages In Ghana : No Girl Has Ever Completed Sawoubea JHS In 25 Years

No girl has ever completed the Sawoubea Junior High School (JHS) in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region since its establishment about 25 years ago the Upper West Regional Girls’ Education Officer at the Ghana Education Service (GES), Madam Annacleta Viiru has disclosed. She said the highest educational level girls in the […]

Sierra Leone School Defies State Ban On Pregnant Girls In Class

Sierra Leone School Defies State Ban On Pregnant Girls In Class

The government says allowing pregnant girls to attend regular schools would tire them out, expose them to ridicule and encourage others to get pregnant. When Mariatu Sesay realised she was pregnant at 14, one thing scared her more than the social isolation she felt in the classroom: Sierra Leonean law banned her from attending school […]

Mozambican Decree Discriminating Against Pregnant Schoolgirls Revoked

Mozambican  Decree Discriminating Against Pregnant Schoolgirls Revoked

The Mozambican Ministry of Education has revoked a misogynist decree of 2003 which ordered all pregnant schoolgirls to attend night classes, and banned them from day classes. The spokesperson for the Ministry, Manuel Simbine, cited in Monday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Noticias”, made excuses for the 2003 decree, claiming that it responded to the […]

The Stay In School Project For Pregnant Girls And Adolescent Mothers

The Stay In School Project For Pregnant Girls And Adolescent Mothers

“[My school] supported me. For example, when I was breastfeeding, they would give me time off. I would go to school and then run back home [during lunch break] to feed my son, and then come back to the school to study.” “Angela” is back in school in Kenya, pursuing her goal of becoming a […]

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Sierra Leone introduced the ban in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak. A West African court is to examine a ban on pregnant girls going to school in Sierra Leone in a landmark case that campaigners say could strengthen girls’ rights across the region. Sierra Leone introduced […]

Tanzania: More Than 800 Girls Appeal to Govt to End Teenage Pregnancy

Tanzania: More Than 800 Girls Appeal to Govt to End Teenage Pregnancy

More than 800 girls have asked the government to end early pregnancy and implement the High Court ruling, which struck off some sections of the Law of Marriage Act, 1971 which allows marriage of children below the age of 18. The girls from five regions – Mwanza, Shinyanga, Morogoro, Dodoma and Dar es Salaam – […]