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Uhuru Goes After Clinics Giving Contraceptives To Young Girls

Uhuru Goes After Clinics Giving Contraceptives To Young Girls

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered county commissioners to carry out a nationwide crackdown on private clinics offering emergency contraceptives to underage girls. The President says such practitioners are inculcating a culture of sexual promiscuity for sex pests, who procure such services for the girls, and providing “sexual insurance” for the minors. Education Chief Administrative Secretary […]

Zimbabwe Government To Safeguard Menstrual Budget

Zimbabwe Government To Safeguard Menstrual Budget

Government has been urged to adopt systems that ensure effective utilisation of the 2020 sanitary wear budget to promote the menstrual health of girls in rural areas. Girls in primary and secondary schools are set to receive free sanitary wear starting this month after Government budgeted $200 million. In an interview with The Herald last […]

Schoolgirls Used As Human Shields In Congo Due To ‘Magical Powers’

Schoolgirls Used As Human Shields In Congo Due To ‘Magical Powers’

Schoolgirls in the Democratic Republic of Congo were raped, forced into marriage and used as human shields by militias who believed they had “magical powers” during violence over a year ago, an investigation by a group of charities said on Monday. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said its research into the […]

Activists Call For Release Of Detained Burundian Schoolgirls

Activists Call For Release Of Detained Burundian Schoolgirls

Activists are calling on the Burundi government to free three schoolgirls jailed on Thursday for allegedly defacing President Pierre Nkurunziza’s photograph. Yves Ishimwe, a member of the National Federation of Associations Engaged in Children’s Welfare (Fenadeb), said: “We call on the government to release the children, and if it is punishment let them be punished […]

Lamu’s Pate Village In Kenya Opens First High School For Girls

Lamu’s Pate Village In Kenya Opens First High School For Girls

The Bajuni community in Pate village in Lamu East is upbeat that the recent opening of the first ever girls’ secondary school in the region will improve the welfare of girls in the area. On December 18, 2018, Deputy President William Ruto, accompanied by other Coast leaders opened Pate Girls High School which was built […]

Diaspora Women Donate Sanitary Wear To Female Students In Zimbabwe

Diaspora Women Donate Sanitary Wear To Female Students In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean women in the Diaspora have pledged to supply sanitary wear for female students and other less-privileged women in Manicaland Province, Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs Cde Monica Mutsvangwa has said. Minister Mutsvangwa made the announcement during a meeting with development partners at Mutare Hall last Friday. After a briefing by the director […]

Parents Weep As Alleged Rescue Of Dapchi Schoolgirls Turn False

Parents Weep As Alleged Rescue Of Dapchi Schoolgirls Turn False

Parents and guardians of the missing schoolgirls in Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, broke into tears when Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam visited them without saying a word on the whereabouts of the girls. Addressing the parents at the District Head’s palace in Dapchi on Thursday, the governor urged the parents to remain faithful as […]

By-Laws To Keep Girls In School Developed In Mkanda, Mchinji Of Malawi

By-Laws To Keep Girls In School Developed In Mkanda, Mchinji Of Malawi

 In a bid to stop girls from dropping out of school and enable them complete their education, chiefs and community leaders in Traditional Authority Mkanda in Mchinji district have developed by- laws to keep girls in school. The by- laws championed by Sub Traditional Authority (STA) Pitala were developed after she noted a high rate […]

Kenya Gives Girls Free Sanitary Pads To Boost School Attendance

Kenya Gives Girls Free Sanitary Pads To Boost School Attendance

Kenya has promised free sanitary pads to all schoolgirls to encourage them to go to school during their periods, rather than stay at home with rags or tissues stuffed in their underwear. Every schoolgirl is Kenya is entitled to “free, sufficient and quality sanitary towels” and a safe place to dispose of them, according to […]

These School Girls Need Proper Societal Care

These School Girls Need Proper Societal Care

It has come to light that a group of well-wishers, who have the welfare of young women at heart, has seen the predicament that afflicts schoolgirls in Kisarawe District secondary schools. The students, we are told, cover long distances on foot to school and back home. The well-wishers, a non-government organisation called Hope 4 Young […]

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