DAKAR, 19 June 2017 - "It is better to die there than come home and be rejected".

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Dar es Salaam, 14 December 2016 -- FOR the first time in history, Tanzania yesterday launched a National Plan of Action to end violence against women and children (2017-2022) that will provide a comprehensive and coordinated response to the prevention of violence.     

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29 November 2016 - The Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi, yesterday, unveiled the newly constructed Regional Centre of Excellence, a coordination facility for African security organs in responding to Gender Based Violence and child abuse.

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28 November 2016 - The federal government, including development partners and diplomatic corps is to launch a national campaign to end child marriage in Nigeria and other countries where its prevalent today in Abuja.

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24 November 2016 - Oxfam is kick-starting campaigns in Morocco, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Guatemala, South Africa and Zambia to coincide with the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.Gender inequality is both the cause and the consequence of violence against women and girls, said Oxfam today, as the agency launches a new global campaign called "Enough: Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls" to stop one of the most prolific human rights violations.

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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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DAKAR, 14 November 2016 - Dozens of armed groups in eastern Congo prey on locals and exploit mineral reserves, and girls forced to join militia groups for food, money and protection

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DAKAR, 27 July 2016 - Women's rights activists condemned Liberia's parliament on Wednesday for removing a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) from a new domestic violence law in a country where half of women have been cut.

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19 May 2016 – After more than two years, Amina Ali, one of the 276 schoolgirls Boko Haram fighters abducted from a Chibok school in a 2014 attack that sparked lasting international outrage, was found this week. She was reportedly identified by a member of a civilian vigilante group assisting Nigerian soldiers in the fight against Boko Haram.

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26 April 2016 - Early and forced marriage in Burkina Faso is robbing thousands of girls as young as 13 of their childhood, while the cost of contraception and other barriers prevent them from choosing if and when to have children, Amnesty International said in a report published today.

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