18 September 2017 - The 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award winner has been announced as Mr. Zannah Mustapha, a lawyer, school-founder and peace-maker from north east Nigeria.

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12 September 2017 – Over 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, according to a report published by the United Nations refugee agency, which is calling for education to be a vital component of humanitarian response.

 

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26 June 2017 - When he took office in 2015, Tanzania's President John Magufuli was hailed as a president unafraid to roll-up his sleeves alongside citizens. His nickname, “The Bulldozer,” was meant as a compliment for his relentless work ethic. Magufuli has however come under attack for controversial and regressive remarks that girls would not be allowed back to school if they became pregnant and gave birth.

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13 April 2017 - No child should be denied their right to learn because of poverty.

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14 February 2017 - Dar es Salaam - More than 40 percent of Tanzania’s adolescents are left out of quality lower-secondary education despite the government’s positive decision to make lower-secondary education free.

 

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14 November 2016 - Staying in school protects girls from recruitment and other grave violations by armed groups, says Child Soldiers International in a new report published today. Research conducted by the organisation in 2016 shows that many girls who joined armed groups in eastern DRC did so because they had been forced to drop out of school.

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11 November 2016 - The Ministry of Education is rallying other partners including private sector, churches, NGOs, and civil society to mobilise resources to complement the education budget, currently at 13 per cent of total government budget, as part of efforts to increase access to education.

 

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25 October 2016 - A five-year project aimed at eradicating child marriage in some parts of the country has been launched in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

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BANJUL, 24 October 2016 - Joint Statement by IHRDA and Equality Now at the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

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11 October 2016 - Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. A day earmarked by the United Nations for leaders across the globe to recognise the imperativeness of empowering and investing in the girl child. As Nigeria joins other nations to mark this year’s edition, stakeholders who appraised the impact of the celebration five years on avowed that until the country widens access to girl child education, it might continue to witness a delay in developmental and sustainable goals.

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