Women with disabilities in northern Uganda experience ongoing discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Many are unable to gain access to basic services, including health care and justice, and they have been largely ignored in post-conflict reconstruction efforts.

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An initiative to keep girls in school by supporting income-generating activities for their mothers is bearing fruit in Burkina Faso, where poverty and cultural values still deprive many girls of an education.

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Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), yesterday said as irresponsible as Senator Ahmed Sani Yarima's marriage to an alleged 13-year-old Egyptian girl is, he cannot be prosecuted.

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Friday, 20 August 2010 05:59

ETHIOPIA: Empowering women to fight FGM/C

 

In the northeastern Ethiopian region of Afar, more than 91 percent of women undergo one of the most severe forms of genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Reproductive health education however, seems to be paying off, with the number of girls affected reducing, albeit gradually.

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South Africa has delivered on Goal 3 of the Millennium Development Goals calling for the elimination of gender disparity in primary and secondary education by 2015.

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A recent study on violence against girls in schools has revealed that sexual violence is still prevalent and increasing in spite of the law-the Constitution, Criminal Code, Children's Act, CEDAW and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) criminalizes sexual violence.

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Fifteen-year-old, Elizabeth Loengetunya dreads the long rains season.

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The annual high-level segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) opened today with speakers calling for women and girls to be placed at the centre of the global struggle to achieve the social and economic targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Activists against female genital mutilation have requested that it be included among the issues to be discussed during the African Union summit in July.

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Tuesday, 01 June 2010 06:10

COTE D'IVOIRE: Zero tolerance of FGM/C

 

Progress on a "Zero Tolerance" national campaign in Côte d'Ivoire to eliminate female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) by the end of 2010, has been slowed down by health and education infrastructure, aid groups said.

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