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November 30, 2016

Our Girls, Our Future

Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Catherine Juma, November 22 2016 - Girls in South Sudan are less likely than boys to start school and more likely to drop out. Our radio producer...

November 23, 2016

Does access to vocational training economically empowerment women?

Author: Ranjani K Murthy, November 23 2016 - Economic empowerment of women can be seen as a process of strengthening control of individual women over their labour, resources, information technology,...

October 11, 2016

Traditional Leaders: Leading from the front in protecting Children

Author: Lilian Kiefer, October 19 2016 - Nelson Mandela once said if we fail to take care of our children, then we cannot claim to be a nation at all. He said children are a nation’s greatest...

May 25, 2016

Need to address the trauma from sexual abuse critical

Author: PSAf Executive Director Lilian Kiefer, May 25 2016 - In many parts of our society, children in general and particularly girls are exposed to numerous vices that limit their opportunity to...

May 5, 2016

A life-changing TV show

Author: BBC Media Action's Bidhya Chapagain, May 5 2016 - I had first met Ujeli on a chilly morning outside a temporary shelter on top of a hill in Selang, Sindhupalchowk, just northeast of Nepal’s...

April 27, 2016

"Gifts and lifts": one reason girls drop out of school in South Sudan

Author: Manyang David Mayar, April 26 2016 - In South Sudan, it’s not uncommon for older men to offer girls and young women gifts of transport, mobile phones and cash with the expectation of them...

April 6, 2016

Bringing an End to FGM in Burkina Faso

Landlocked Burkina Faso is home to one of the highest national poverty rates per capita in the world. In 2015, Burkina Faso was ranked 183rd out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index. This...

March 7, 2016

FGM: Making a voice heard

Author: Akwumaba Esther Adaji - Reporter, Akwumaba describes how deeply she was affected after interviewing a woman who had experienced female genital mutilation aged seven, and how radio has helped...

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November 9, 2015

Author: PSAf’s Gillies C. Kasongo, November 12 2015 - The fact that there are still community and media reports of children being abused through...

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September 15, 2015

Author: Juliet Le Breton, September 30 2015 - As a seasoned aid worker, it really worries me that many policy-makers imply that if we can just get...

September 11, 2015

Author: Linda Raftree, September 9 2015 - I had the chance to share some thoughts at UNESCO's recent...

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September 9, 2015

Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, September 30 2015 - The high number of defilements and teen pregnancies in rural Zambia is a cause for concern and...

September 6, 2015

Author: Trish Doherty, August 12 2015 - In a country where only one in ten girls complete primary education, Trish Doherty looks at how a BBC...

August 26, 2015

"Sexual harassment in public places is found to be one of the major causes of girls’ dropping out of school; this causes an increase in child and...

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The Girl Summit 2014 created significant strategic, programming and research knowledge in support of enhanced action to progress effective action on girls rights with an emphasis on female genital mutilation/cutting and child, early and forced marriage. DFID, the key organiser of the Summit is supporting this space to share that knowledge. You can also access the Charter; Commitments; and some key Data.

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