Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Adebiyi Adedapo – All Africa – Monday, 14 July 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a […]

She's no ordinary teacher

She's no ordinary teacher

Panos London for – WNN Learning! (WNN/PL) Sijban, PAKISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a rundown building in the mountain village of Sijban, girls sit at their desks, hair loosely covered in white or black scarves, staring raptly at their teacher. They say they want to become either doctors or teachers when they grow up. This is […]

Ugandan Women learn programming language from Girl Geeks

Ugandan Women learn programming language from Girl Geeks

Hilary Heuler for VOA – WNN Science & Health Kampala, UGANDA, EAST AFRICA:  As East Africa’s technology sector takes off, one group in Uganda is working to erase gender stereotypes and ensure that women are not left behind. In Kampala, the gender gap in technology is slowly starting to narrow thanks to some very smart […]

Ethiopia’s Yegna – More girl power than Spice Girls

Ethiopia’s Yegna – More girl power than Spice Girls

Africa Report – Tuesday, 17 December 2013 (originally published 13 Dec) Whilst both Yegna and the Spice Girls were deliberately manufactured, comparisons between the Ethiopian girl group and their British predecessors are simplistic. Yegna are not in it for the money or the fame. It’s a cold and wet afternoon in Addis Ababa and the […]

Nobel Peace Laureate Gbowee brings scholarships to Liberia’s women

Nobel Peace Laureate Gbowee brings scholarships to Liberia’s women

Deborah Mazon – WNN Breaking (WNN) Flanders, BELGIUM, EUROPE: Outlining what she calls “a serious gap” in conditions under leadership in Liberia, Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is sharing her convictions that women must occupy key roles inside her home country of Liberia as she gets ready for an upcoming symposium at Leuven University in […]

CARE & global advocates work to stop child marriage on International Day of the Girl

CARE & global advocates work to stop child marriage on International Day of the Girl

WNN Improve It (WNN/CARE) Global: In honor of the first-ever International Day of the Girl, the global poverty-fighting organization, CARE, has launched a campaign to help end child marriage and is calling on the U.S. government to make ending early marriage a priority. The following stories illustrate how child marriage and poverty play into the […]

India femicide: Where girl infants face ‘pre-meditated’ murder

India femicide: Where girl infants face ‘pre-meditated’ murder

Rita Banerji – WNN Opinion (WNN) INDIA: In 1976, Dr. Diana Russell first testified about a crime she called ‘Femicide’ at the first International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women held in Brussels, Belgium.  She defined it as “the killing of women and girls” only because of their gender and said that it was no different from […]

School-girls Pakistan keep larger vision

School-girls Pakistan keep larger vision

Commentary by Salma Hasan Ali, contributing editor of “The Islamic Monthly.” (WNN Opinion) Washington, DC – Like millions, I’ve been mesmerised by humanitarian Greg Mortenson’s story of compassion, commitment and courage. Like so many, I am heartbroken by everything that I am reading about the current controversy. The accusations against Greg are serious and the […]