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 […]

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 […]

She's no ordinary teacher

She's no ordinary teacher

Panos London for – WNN Learning! (WNN/PL) Sijban, PAKISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a rundown building in the mountain village of Sijban, girls sit at their desks, hair loosely covered in white or black scarves, staring raptly at their teacher. They say they want to become either doctors or teachers when they grow up. This is […]

Targeted because they went to school – Nigeria's missing girls

Targeted because they went to school – Nigeria's missing girls

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka with Babatunde Osotimehin – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, NORTH AMERICA: Today more than 200 school girls will wake up to another day in an unthinkable nightmare. Three weeks ago, they were seized in the night by armed men dressed as soldiers who said they were there to protect them. In […]

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 […]

Preventing human trafficking takes more than just education

Preventing human trafficking takes more than just education

Jes Richardson (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Preventing trafficking and sexual exploitation is more than education; it is building deep friendships with people of all ages within our community and meeting their needs. Part of prevention is education, but the larger part is putting the education into action. Prevention Restoring the community includes […]

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