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 […]

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 […]

Girls brave violence for their education in northern Nigeria

Girls brave violence for their education in northern Nigeria

Alkasim Abdulkadir for GDN – WNN Learning! (WNN/GDN) Chibok, NIGERIA: Halimatu Usman, 14, spends her days doing house chores in her home of Marte, near Lake Chad in Borno state, Nigeria. Her school has been shut to pre-empt attacks from members of the Jama’atul Alhul Sunnah Lidda’wati wal Jihad or Boko Haram (meaning western education […]

AFRICA: Rise in public support for women doesn't match on-the-ground wins

AFRICA: Rise in public support for women doesn't match on-the-ground wins

WNN Improve It (WNN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: A new comprehensive study report by research associates Afrobarometer, working with on-the-ground surveys through Ghana’s CDD – Center for Democratic Development along with the IREEP – Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy and IJR – Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa is bringing new insights […]

Afghan girls embrace school

Afghan girls embrace school

Melanie Stetson Freeman – Christian Science Monitor – Thursday, 06 September 2012 (originally published 03 Sept) Under Taliban rule, fewer than 50,000 girls attended school in Afghanistan. Today, 3.2 million attend. You see them all over town: girls wearing white head scarves over black clothes – their school uniform. It’s a welcome sign of progress. […]

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 […]