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 […]

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 […]

Dangers for girl's in school increase in Nigeria following abductions

Dangers for girl's in school increase in Nigeria following abductions

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) Chibok, NIGERIA, WESTERN AFRICA: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have condemned the abduction of some 100 school girls from their hostel in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday and called for their immediate release. Describing the abduction that occurred in Chibok in Borno state as “shocking,” Mr. Ban called for […]

Comprehensive data is vital for global women's empowerment

Comprehensive data is vital for global women's empowerment

Lisa Anderson for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: If countries can’t be convinced to invest in the welfare of women and girls because it’s the right thing to do, they might be persuaded by numbers that prove that it’s the smart thing to do for their societies […]

Focus first on education, especially for girls, say leaders at Davos

Focus first on education, especially for girls, say leaders at Davos

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Commentary (WNN) Davos, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: With almost 700 days left before the deadline for the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon brought global advocacy for girls into the discussion at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland yesterday during an MDG Advocacy Group event. […]

Stunning photos show what makes it a girls’ world

Stunning photos show what makes it a girls’ world

Nicola Anderson – Independent.ie – Friday, 04 October 2013 (originally published 30 September) Their faces are compellingly beautiful, though on first glimpse they appear to have little in common. For all their differences, their lives are rooted in one simple statement: “Because I am girl”. These striking images are part of a new photography project […]