Items filtered by date: October 2017

October 31st - Nsanje - Local leaders, parents and guardians have been blamed for failing to eliminate child early marriages in Nsanje district.

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October 30 - The children of today, endowed with extraordinary potential, represent the future and, will be called upon to take over the helm of Mauritius, said the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, today in Triolet.

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October 30 - Kampala, Uganda - 661 female pioneers of the Presidential Initiative on the Skilling of the Girl Programme that is tailored to fight against poverty and unemployment among the girl child group in the country, have today graduated at a ceremony presided over by President Yoweri Museveni.

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:03

SOUTH SUDAN Ratifies Maputo Protocol

October 2017 - South Sudan has ratified the main African Charter's Protocol on Human Rights and the Rights of Women.

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October 24 - United Nations - This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations General Assembly. Under the theme "Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies," this year's commemoration reminds us of the importance of inequality, dignity, solidarity and equal voice in the fight to end poverty everywhere.

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October 23 - Malnutrition prevents almost a fifth of children in Ghana from growing properly. The problem is particularly acute in Bentum, Apprah and Nyanyano, rural communities with scant medical facilities, where pregnant women rarely get the right food and mothers have nowhere to turn.

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From 23rd to 25th October 2017, Dakar will host a High-Level Meeting (HLM) on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa. The meeting will be held at the King Fahd Palace Hotel.

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October 23 - Government has completed drafting a Bill, which outlaws child marriages in line with the provisions of the Constitution, newly appointed Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Retired Major-General Happyton Bonyongwe has said.

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This is the 2018 conference of the Children´s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN).

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19 Octobre 2017 - Etre un rempart contre la maltraitance des enfants et de la femme, les premières dames de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Sahel prennent l’engagement. Après deux jours de réflexion (les 17 et 18 octobre) dans le cadre de la « Conférence des premières Dames de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Sahel », les épouses des chefs d’Etat de cette partie du continent ont signé ce mercredi 18 octobre à Abidjan, une union sacrée contre ces fléaux.

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