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GBV Cases On the Increase In Tanzania

GBV Cases On the Increase In Tanzania

AT least 14,419 cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) experienced by children were reported to the Police Gender Desk in 2018 which is an increase of 1,034 cases from 13,457 cases reported in 2017. Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, made the disclosure here yesterday, pointing out that the increase […]

Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong Is CNN Hero Of The Year

Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong Is CNN Hero Of The Year

For Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong, being a physician isn’t just about treating patients — it’s about how you care for their families. As a doctor undergoing his medical training in Lima, Peru, Pun-Chong treated many children who traveled with their parents from rural parts of the country. And for most, it’s a dangerous journey — over […]

Kenya Media Council Launches Massive Crackdown On Quacks

Kenya Media Council Launches Massive Crackdown On Quacks

Agency’s Chief Executive Officer says the council is targeting six counties across the country for a major operation in the coming weeks to weed out the quacks. Media Council of Kenya has said it will launch a major crackdown to rein on quacks who have deeply infiltrated the Kenyan media industry. The agency’s chief executive […]

The NGOs Working On Women’s Issues

The NGOs Working On Women’s Issues

In every industry certain words are consistently employed. For non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on women’s issues, it is “empowerment”. It is echoed in university halls, on the radios and meetings in kebeles. The whole charade has not left a good taste in my mouth. Empowerment in its actual form means to give someone the authority. […]

Micro-Credit Scheme Offers Hope For Girls In Iringa Community

Micro-Credit Scheme Offers Hope For Girls In Iringa Community

A Micro-credit Scheme project has been launched in Iringa with a view to helping young girls shun commercial sex. The project will focus on supporting parents whose children are at high risk of becoming commercial sex workers in the region where HIV prevalence is still high. The new project, which will help + thousands of Iringa residents, […]

Dansol Pupils To Raise N25m For Community School

Dansol Pupils To Raise N25m For Community School

The Chairman, Parents Teachers Association, Dansol Schools, Lagos, Mrs. Olubukola Ajoku, has called on parents to invest in education projects which would benefit the less-privileged members of the society. According to her, doing so will ensure that every child in the society lives in comfort and safety.   Ajoku said this on Sunday during a […]

Planting The Seeds Of Quality Education In Ethiopia

Planting The Seeds Of Quality Education In Ethiopia

Atti Worku is a fashion model turned educator and NGO-founder. From representing Ethiopia at the Miss Universe Pageant in Thailand, Atti is now concerned with providing quality education to children in her birthplace, Adama, Ethiopia. Her foundation, Seeds of Africa is an afterschool program that is modeled after project-based learning. Seeds also runs community development […]

Death At Night, The story Of Igbologun Community

Death At Night, The story Of Igbologun Community

“Emeka, who lives in Mama P compound in the community, also lost his wife along with a set of twins while Daramola lost his wife and is left to bring up their baby alone. What the three men have in common is that their wives fell into labour at night. Bolanle, David’s wife, 27, may […]

‘We are demanding change’: the Somali woman taking on international NGOs

‘We are demanding change’: the Somali woman taking on international NGOs

  In a Geneva conference hall last October, at the last global consultation meeting of the current humanitarian reform process, the great and the good of the humanitarian world mingled and chatted over coffee and croissants. The mood was collegiate and cosy – until a bespectacled Somali woman, in hijab and flowing robes, took to […]

Liberia’s Ebola Widows Learn to Become the New Breadwinners

Liberia’s Ebola Widows Learn to Become the New Breadwinners

Montserrado — Huddled together in the bedroom of their mud-brick home in rural Liberia, Marthaline Sweet’s children stare at her hungrily as she picks up her one-month-old baby. Sweet, an Ebola survivor and mother of five, chokes back tears as she recalls contemplating an abortion after the virus killed her husband – leaving her alone […]

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