04 May 2016 - UNESCO’s Teacher Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism just released, provides practical tips to educators seeking guidance on how to discuss the subject in classrooms.

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28 April 2016 - Plan International Benin is working alongside local partners and Voodoo priests to help children who have been confined in Voodoo convents to leave and return to their communities and schools.

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Thursday, 14 April 2016 15:20

UGANDA: Government Urged On Street Children

11 April 2016 – Salim Otwao, a street child in Kisenyi, Mengo, knows firsthand the perils of living on the noisy, smelly, crowded and chaotic Kampala streets. His unkempt hair and grubby feet signal that body grooming is the least of his worries.

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8 April 2016 - Siphokazi Tyalidikazi was 13 when she was caned with a hosepipe by her Grade 5 English teacher after she was accused of not completing her classwork - an incident that has resulted in her being unable to use her right hand.

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5th April 2016 - Kombian walks towards the panel, her head down. She takes her seat and picks up the microphone. The conference room falls silent at her voice. She retells how her mother used to lock her and her siblings in their house to prevent them from leaving, but despite the absence of food to see or smell, her stomach would still growl fiercely.

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KIBAHA, 11 March 2016 – The Coast Regional Commissioner has warned parents who force young girls out of school to get married they face up to 15 years in jail. At a ceremony to mark the International Women's Day in Kibaha District, Mr Evarist Ndikilo decried high school dropouts in the region. Most of the students who do not complete studies are girls, he said, blaming parents for undermining the important role of education in empowering women.

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11 March 2016 - Primary school children are routinely subjected to verbal, physical and sexual abuse, according to a new report.

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March 3, 2016 - Yazew Tagela and Degu Eneyew are both Priests of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and members of the UNICEF supported Community Conversation Group against Child Marriage in the Bandani Kebele (neighbourhood) of the Dangla Woreda (district) in Amhara, Ethiopia.

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27 February 2016 - Children in Rwanda may soon gain direct access to justice at a much lower age once an amendment to harmonise disparity in the different ages is passed.

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DAR ES SALAAM, 29 February 2016 – Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) has said that a majority of health practitioners lack awareness on the importance and methods of breastfeeding.

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