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‘Rape’ Is Pulling Girls Out Of School

‘Rape’ Is Pulling Girls Out Of School

In Nairobi, parents stormed a girls boarding school on Monday and took away their children, accusing administrators of failing to protect the students. The incident was a reaction to the rape of three girls Friday at the school. Kenyan police are investigating, and parliament is getting involved. The parliamentary committee tasked to look into education […]

Young Girls Should Be Given Access To Political Participation And Empowerment

Young Girls Should Be Given Access To Political Participation And Empowerment

On 23 April 2018 Girl Child Empowerment conducted a community dialogue meeting in Masthebe community in Bulawayo. The activity was cemented with the passion of lifting the banner for young girls and women towards participating in 2018 national elections. The community training and awareness was aimed at presenting some lectures on the issues affecting young […]

Intel Transforms Young Girls Through Education And Financial Empowerment

Intel Transforms Young Girls Through Education And Financial Empowerment

The third of seven children, 19-year-old Glory Aberepikima has just been accepted into the Women Empowerment Programme Scheme Synergy at Onne, Rivers State. A native of Okirika, Glory has been unable to further her education since the completion of her West African Senior School Certificate Examination. Since her father’s death, the family has barely sustained […]

The Fight To Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation Must Continue

The Fight To Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation Must Continue

Female genital mutilation is many things: a violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and even death. A cruel practice that inflicts lasting emotional harm and preys on the most vulnerable, least powerful members of society – girls between infancy and age 15. A violation of human rights that both reflects and perpetuates the […]

Paedophiles Should Be Castrated

Paedophiles Should Be Castrated

Dismissing, two years ago, an appeal against sentence by Sikunda Dube (57) who is serving a 20-year jail term for raping and impregnating his neighbour’s 16-year-old daughter, High Court judge Justice Francis Bere called for the enactment of a law that approves castration as punishment for paedophiles. According to the English dictionary, paedophile means a […]

Museveni Advises Girls To Produce 4 Children For Better Management

Museveni Advises Girls To Produce 4 Children For Better Management

 President Yoweri Museveni has advised young girls in the country to limit themselves by producing only four children who are easier to manage in the current economy. “You young girls, don’t produce more than four children, it will weaken your bodies and many children are not easy to manage and nurture,” Museveni said on Friday […]

Focus On Retention of Girls And Young Women In Education Systems IN Mauritius

Focus On Retention of Girls And Young Women In Education Systems IN Mauritius

The education of girls and young women should cease to be an eristic matter subject to controversy or disputation. The African Renaissance can only be built on the conviction that the story of African girls and young women should no more be narrated sotto voce. The Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and […]

Lack Of School Drives Girls Into Armed Groups In Eastern Congo – Charity

Lack Of School Drives Girls Into Armed Groups In Eastern Congo – Charity

Dozens of armed groups in eastern Congo prey on locals and exploit mineral reserves, and girls forced to join militia groups for food, money and protection Girls in conflict-ravaged eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are joining armed groups because they cannot afford to go to school, while former girl soldiers struggle to return to class […]

Uganda: Defilement Tops Criminal Trial

Uganda: Defilement Tops Criminal Trial

Defilement cases are top of the High Court criminal session which kicked off on Monday. In the session presided over by Justice Joseph Murangira, 29 of the 50 cases he is set hear are aggravated defilement. Other cases include 10 of murder, 10 of aggravated robbery and one of rape. At the beginning of the […]

Teach YoungGirls About Money

Teach YoungGirls About Money

I come from a long line of risk-takers, which is ironic since my family was in the business of managing risk: banking. My great-grandfather came to America when he was 21 years old to build a better life. He went from being a door-to-door salesman to building a textile business and owning his own factory. […]

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