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 […]

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 […]

Amal and Angelina: Real Life Wonder Women

Amal and Angelina: Real Life Wonder Women

Anushay Hossain – Huffington Post – Monday, 16 June 2014 (originally published 09 Jun) What I love more than smart women is smart women working together for a good cause, especially one that demonstrates women’s rights are human rights, and this week was the perfect example of what I am talking about. Amal Alamuddin, international human […]

Young mothers living in poverty, toxic stress and violence

Young mothers living in poverty, toxic stress and violence

IRIN – WNN Science and Health (IRIN) New York, NORTH AMERICA: Scientific advances in human biology may soon have a profound bearing on the policies that governments and organizations adopt towards young mothers, caregivers and babies in poor and stressed communities.  There is an emerging body of scientific evidence to show that the environment in […]

Dangers for girls without basic sanitation

Dangers for girls without basic sanitation

Barbara Frost, Winnie Byanyima, Corinne Woods and Nick Alipui for Guardian – WNN Improve It (WNN/GDN) London,UNITED KINGDOM, NORTHERN EUROPE: Two teenage girls have been gang-raped and killed after doing what half a billion women and girls are forced to do every day – go outdoors to try to find somewhere discreet to go to […]

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 […]

230 million global children born paperless without birth certificates

230 million global children born paperless without birth certificates

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNICEF) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security, reported UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund. That is approximately one in three of all children under five who are unregistered […]

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