12 October 2016 - The Girls’ Opportunity Index report by Save the Children has ranked Rwanda the third best country in Africa to be a girl and 49th globally out of 144 countries studied.

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ZIMBABWE: Measuring Progress for Zim Girls

11 October 2016 - The Zimbabwean girl child is part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future, if a positive enabling environment is created for her. Zimbabwe is also contributing to the ambitious goal for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere across the ten provinces of the country on a daily basis.

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10 October 2016 – Thanks to growing implementation of a law passed last year, child marriage may soon be a relic of Malawi’s past, and on the eve of the International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson visited the country to celebrate the achievements of UN Women, the Malawian Government, local chiefs and girls who have returned to school after having their marriages annulled.

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2 October 2016 - In many countries too many children fail to complete a full cycle of basic education. There are also too many children and youth who do not make the progress expected due to various exclusions, some of which are silent. These include over-age entry and progression, poor attendance, low achievement, disability, under-nutrition, HIV/AIDS orphanhood and the impact of migration.

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26 September 2016 - The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has observed an increase in violence against children in Nigeria, and attributed rising youth restiveness in the country to the phenomenon.

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29 August 2016 - The Defense for Children International-Liberia (DCI-Liberia) in partnership with Plan International Liberia has officially launched the Girls' Advocacy Alliance Project aimed at advocating for children and youth to protect them from child marriage, sexual violence and abuse.

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28 August 2016 - Minister of Health Ahmed Emad announced Sunday that the cabinet approved a draft amendment to the law on female genital mutilation (FGM) to extend the punishment of its practitioner to reach seven years in prison.

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26 August 2016 – The EAC Child Policy (2016) was launched yesterday during the 2nd EAC Child Rights Conference at the Desmond Tutu Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

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18 August 2016 - Yesterday, the Republic of Sierra Leone became the 15th country to launch the African Union campaign to end child marriage in Africa, ramping up its efforts to end a practice that affects 39% of girls in the country.

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PRETORIA, 15 August 2016 - In a victory for children’s rights, the Constitutional Court has confirmed the principle that the best interests of children should always prevail, and that the arrest and detention of a child by the police should be done as a measure of absolute last resort.

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