09 January 2017 - The conviction of a Malawian man who slept with underage girls as part of “sexual cleansing” rituals signals that the custom may not be tolerated. But his two-year sentence has activists questioning how strong the justice system’s resolve is for ending the practice.

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08 June 2016 - Rights body raises alarm over attacks against people with albinism, but government dubs Amnesty report as "unfair".

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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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GENEVE / CONAKRY, 25 April 2016 - A new UN report released Monday says that, despite being forbidden by national and international law, female genital mutilation and/or excision shows no sign of abating in Guinea: 97 percent of women and girls aged 15 to 49 years in Guinea have undergone female genital mutilation and/or excision.

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1 April 2016 - Melissa Stanford is 14 years old and dreams of becoming a lawyer. The sixth-grade student lives at a residential school run by the Our Lady of Kilimanjaro Sisters in northern Tanzania, where she is at the top of her class and helps the sisters take care of the younger students, some of whom have physical disabilities.

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CAIRO, 27 March 2016 - A five-day workshop to build the capacity of North African Member States of the AU, to end Child Marriage kicked off today in Cairo, Egypt.

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GENEVA, 22 March 2016 - People with albinism are being hunted for witchcraft rituals, their body parts hacked off with machetes, and even having their graves desecrated, United Nations expert Ikponwosa Ero warns in her first report* to the UN Human Rights Council.

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NEW YORK, 5 February 2016 - At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries, according to a new statistical report published ahead of the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

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18 December 2015 - Police in Kenya have rescued hundreds of girls from female genital mutilation before ceremonies often seen as a rite of passage to adulthood begin this weekend.

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1 November 2015 - Deputy Minister for Children and Social Protection, Madam Lydia Mai Sherman, has expressed concern following the report of the alleged ritualistic killing of 5-year old Aaron Quoi of the Zinc Camp Community, Bentol City, Montserrado County.

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