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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 […]

South African Govt Aims to Protect Young Women from Sugar Daddies

South African Govt Aims to Protect Young Women from Sugar Daddies

Pretoria — The Department of Health is launching a campaign that focuses on protecting girls and young women from the many social ills that affect their health and overall wellbeing. The three-year campaign will address HIV infection and pregnancy, including the phenomenon of sugar daddies, who are commonly referred to as “blessers” in pop lingo. […]

The Ni Nyampinga role models inspiring girls in Rwanda

The Ni Nyampinga role models inspiring girls in Rwanda

Nearly five years ago Girl Effect launched multi-platform youth brand Ni Nyampinga for girls in Rwanda. Since then it has empowered girls to create content for their peers that challenges perceptions of girls’ value in society. So far, 71 per cent of the girls reached by Ni Nyampinga say it has boosted their self-worth and […]