Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

“Conflict can take away everything. But it can never take away your knowledge,” – Young refugee and education activist To help raise awareness on challenges that children affected and uprooted by conflict face in accessing school, UNICEF has been working with Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist. Human Rights News – United […]

Michelle Obama Urges Young Africans to Embrace Women's Rights

Michelle Obama Urges Young Africans to Embrace Women's Rights

Pamela Dockins – Voice of America – Thursday, 31 July 2014 U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, in speaking at the Young Africans Leaders Initiative program Wednesday, urged attendees to advocate for women’s rights in their home countries.  Participants, such as Ezenwa Okoro of Nigeria, said they liked what the first lady had to say. “Every […]

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 […]

Pakistan's religious madrasas schools are on the rise

Pakistan's religious madrasas schools are on the rise

International Crisis Group for – WNN Learning! (WNN/ICG) ISLAMABAD/BRUSSELS: To combat religious extremism and sectarian violence, Pakistan must reform its education sector by boosting resources to public schools and updating the school curriculum to improve quality and remove divisive and discriminatory narratives. Long underfunded, Pakistan’s system of public education has been further devastated by militant […]

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 […]

[Zimbabwe] Young free enterprise pundit for youth, women empowerment

[Zimbabwe] Young free enterprise pundit for youth, women empowerment

Washington Fellowship – News Day – Tuesday, 10 June 2014 (originally published 04 Jun ) Award-winning free enterprise enthusiast Tinotenda Pasi is using her skills to raise funds to promote women’s and youth empowerment initiatives that target survivors of gender-based violence and provide them with sound business opportunities to sustain their livelihoods. She developed her […]

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