Category: Girls

CSOs and the Fight to End Child Marriage in West Africa

Child marriages are intense in low and middle-income countries. Some of the highest rates are found in Sub-Saharan Africa. West Africa has one of the highest rates of early and forced marriage. UNICEF global database report (2017) reveals Niger has a prevalence rate of 76 per cent followed by Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea […]

Namibia: Kharas Implores Men to Combat GBV

10 SEPTEMBER 2018 Stakeholders in //Kharas Region convened at Lüderitz, Rosh Pinah and Keetmanshoop last week to brainstorm on recurrent incidents of gender-based violence (GBV) and what tailor-made solutions could be devised to solve the issue in the region. Gathering under the auspices of the Namibian Men for Gender Justice, various individuals from different sectors […]

Zambia: ITC Launches SheTrades Zambia

10 SEPTEMBER 2018 The International Trade Centre (ITC) will today launch the Zambia chapter of the SheTrades initiative in a drive to connect more of the country’s women-owned businesses to international markets. With the establishment of SheTrades Zambia, ITC will work with Zambian women entrepreneurs to improve their competitiveness and strengthen their opportunities to access […]

Sierra Leone Wants More Girls in School – but Not If Pregnant

Dakar — Rights activists say the state should address the stigma faced by pregnant girls rather than ostracise them. Pregnant schoolgirls in Sierra Leone will be banned from classes and exams despite sweeping new government measures to improve access to education for all, a state spokesman said on Thursday. The West African country introduced the […]

Nigeria: Soldiers Rescue Abandoned Female Child, Recover Arms

Nigerian army has on Monday rescued a female child abandoned by Boko Haram terrorists and recovered arms during their clearance patrol at Mallam Matsari village. In a statement disclosed by the director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General TEXAS CHUKWU, the operation was successful due to the Civilian Joint Task Force collaboration with the Nigerian troops. […]

Ending child marriages requires concerted efforts – WLSA

Mulanje — Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust -Malawi (WLSA – Malawi) has urged partners working towards the eradication of child marriages in Mulanje to be pro-active if they are to make meaningful strides. Speaking on Thursday during a stakeholders meeting at Mulanje Boma, WLSA – Malawi Programmes Officer, Clara Lungu, […]

U.S. Tackles African Youth Gender Technology Divide

SOME 100 students have converged in Namibia for an initiative by the United States (US) to impart skills and create opportunities for African high school girls in science, technology, engineering, arts, design and mathematics (STEAM) in Africa. The fourth Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp started on Sunday and will run until June 29. […]