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Girls Worst Affected As Conflict Keeps More Than 25 Million Children Out Of School

Girls Worst Affected As Conflict Keeps More Than 25 Million Children Out Of School

Conflict and violence has driven more than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old – about 22 per cent of children in that age group – from schools in warzones across 22 countries, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. “At no time is education more important than in times of war,” […]

Sanitary Pad Crowdfunding Unsettles Uganda’s Elite

Sanitary Pad Crowdfunding Unsettles Uganda’s Elite

Ugandan girls are missing school because they can’t afford hygiene products. Activists are helping out, but a crowdfunding campaign to buy millions of sanitary pads has fallen foul of the country’s authoritarian regime. Dozens of children, clad in their white and blue uniforms, are sitting at their desks in their classrooms. The bell ring rings. […]

‘Hidden Figures’ Is Already Inspiring More Girls To Go Into STEM

‘Hidden Figures’ Is Already Inspiring More Girls To Go Into STEM

At a pre-SAG Awards celebration for “Hidden Figures,” actor Aldis Hodge told The Cut that the film seems to have already gotten more young girls interested in pursuing careers in STEM fields. “We’ve already seen that effect happen nationally,” he said, at a brunch on Sunday. “We’re constantly doing panels for STEM and STEAM (Science, […]

The Pathetic Of Being Trafficked To Middle East Through Kenya

The Pathetic Of Being Trafficked To Middle East Through Kenya

 Traffickers who smuggle Ugandan girls through Kenya to different destinations in the Middle East and South Africa have built a syndicate involving police officers, other security officers and immigration staff from Uganda and Kenya, an investigation by Sunday Monitor has revealed. The syndicate secretly lures unemployed Ugandan girls with promises of lucrative pay especially in […]

Tanzania: Masanga Camp Receives 286 Girls Escaping Female Genital Mutilation

Tanzania: Masanga Camp Receives 286 Girls Escaping Female Genital Mutilation

Nearly 286 girls have fled their homes and sought shelter from Association for Termination of Female Genital Mutilation (ATFGM) in Masanga village, Tarime District in Mara Region. ATFGM Masanga Executive Director, Sr Stella Mgaya, told the ‘Daily News’ on Wednesday evening that about 286 girls had by then reported to them seeking refuge following the […]

Liberian Girls Under Threat

Liberian Girls Under Threat

Amid increased investment in adolescent girls empowerment in the midst global attention after the cessation of the civil crisis in the country that claimed the lives of nearly 350,000 people including women and children, forced marriage, child labor, female genital mutilation and other practices are vices that do not only tend to undermine girls’ health […]

50 Percent Urban, 34 Percent Rural Girls Age 10 Live Without Parents

50 Percent Urban, 34 Percent Rural Girls Age 10 Live Without Parents

Resident Representative of the United Nations Population Fund, Dr. Kim Eva Dickson, yesterday stated that recent research data revealed that 50 percent urban and 34 percent rural girls aged 10 to 14 years in Sierra Leone are living in households without their parents. She made the above revelation at the launch of the State of […]

How The Future Depends On A Girl At The Decisive Age Of Ten

How The Future Depends On A Girl At The Decisive Age Of Ten

13-year-old Lilliane lost her childhood when her stepfather took it upon himself to rob her of her dignity. A man who disguised himself as a guardian and protector to her and her family chose to hurt her by raping her almost every night. The most alarming bit of it is that her mother came to […]

Rwanda Third Best Place To Be A Girl In Africa

Rwanda Third Best Place To Be A Girl In Africa

The Girls’ Opportunity Index report by Save the Children has ranked Rwanda the third best country in Africa to be a girl and 49th globally out of 144 countries studied. The report released on Monday, just a day before the International Day of the Girl which was marked on October 11, considered five indicators including […]

In Brazil, Girls Build Self-Esteem And Independence Through Sport

In Brazil, Girls Build Self-Esteem And Independence Through Sport

  “I’ve learned from sport that we have to make efforts to succeed. We get nowhere if we stay at the same place doing nothing,” says Adrielle Alexandre, a 12-year old young athlete from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At least four times a week after school, Adrielle goes to an Olympic Villa—one of 22 public […]