African girls should be in school not marriage

African girls should be in school not marriage

Agnes Odhiambo for HRW – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/HRW) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I grew up in a typical rural African family, with uncles, aunts, cousins all living together. Occasionally a neighbor’s child, let’s call her Kariithi, lived with us as part of this extended family. She was an intelligent girl who dreamed of going […]

Zambia’s government steps up to the plate to help its girls

Zambia’s government steps up to the plate to help its girls

Lillian Banda – WNN Improve It (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, EASTERN AFRICA: The Zambian Government has vowed to eliminate early marriages and violence against children. Ministry of Gender and Child Development Permanent Secretary Anne Sinyangwe told the Third Committee of the United Nations, which was discussing the ‘Promotion and protection of the rights of children” on […]

South Sudan government should protect girls from early marriage

South Sudan government should protect girls from early marriage

Human Rights Watch  – WNN Improve It (WNN/HRW) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: The government of South Sudan should increase efforts to protect girls from child marriage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on the eve of International Women’s Day. The country’s widespread child marriage exacerbates South Sudan’s pronounced gender gaps in school enrollment, contributes […]