Items filtered by date: March 2018

March 19, 2018 - As delivered - Firstly, I want to congratulate and thank everybody for their excellent work and the progress that we have begun to make in this area. We are not there yet but I have to say it is very encouraging to see the partnerships that are emerging.

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Renowned experts meet to review the Child-friendliness Index of African Governments

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:57

NIGERIA: Kidnapped Dapchi Schoolgirls Freed

21 March, 2018 - The majority of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by militants from the town of Dapchi last month have been returned, the government says.

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Happiness Salum like about 7 million other young women in Tanzania, is a teenage mother. The 17-years-old fell pregnant just after completed her primary school education in Kasulu District, Kigoma Region. Happiness believes her circumstances would be different if she was dealt a better hand in life. She is not only a teenage and single mother, but is the mother of a two-year old boy suffering from stunted growth.

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Call for Applications for Training & Case-Identification Workshops

Banjul, 19 March 2018: IHRDA is inviting interested and qualified lawyers and civil society actors to apply to participate in one of two training and case-identification workshops it is organizing on litigating transitional justice in the African human rights system: one workshop for participants from Francophone countries, and the other for participants from Anglophone countries.

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ABUJA, March 12 (Reuters) - Nigeria's presidency said on Monday it plans to negotiate for the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month, rather than use a military operation to free them by force.

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Against the backdrop of rising cases of child abuse in the country, a professor of Counseling Psychology at Covenant University, Prof. Abiodun Gesinde, has identified lack of parenting skills, poverty, alcohol and drug abuse as leading causes of child maltreatment in the country.

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The U.N. refugee agency reports the Mauritanian Government is issuing birth certificates to thousands of Malian refugee children who were born in Mbera camp, conferring important legal protections upon them.

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