Monthly Archives: May 2015

Live Q&A: how can the sustainable development goals do more for girls?

How can the SDGs be targeted to dig out the root of causes entrenched gender inequality? Join an expert panel on Thursday 28 May, 1–3pm BST, to discuss Sponsored by The Girl Effect   “The millennium development goals [MDGs] did … Continue reading

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Why we can’t stay silent about FGM

Researching her latest book, YA author Emma Craigie went to the first National Conference on Female Genital Mutilation in 2012 and found inspiration. The result – What Was Never Said – is not a campaigning novel, but instead tells the … Continue reading

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Young Somali soccer players find fun in fitness, learn soccer skills playing on girls-only team

Toronto Girls Soccer Association (TGSA) founder and coach Hanan Warsame is pictured here (at far right) with team sponsor Hodan Nalayeh of Integration TV (centre) and some of the 25 girls aged five to 13 who make up the team. … Continue reading

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Female taxi driver in Wajir breaks barriers to earn bread

Ladhan Salat the only female taxi driver in Wajir county. She says women should strive for any jobs to cater for their families. [Photo/Boniface Ongeri/STANDARD]   The motor vehicle with bold inscriptions ‘Qali Ladhan’ cruising on the rugged roads of … Continue reading

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A onetime refugee aims high

“Of course, I think about the instability, I think about the insecurity, I think about the challenges that lie ahead, but I think these challenges face women wherever they are,” said future Somalian presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib, who is graduating … Continue reading

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Why does Indonesia demand that female military recruits are virgins?

By Josephine McDermott Human rights activists want Indonesia to stop so-called virginity tests being used in the recruitment of female military recruits. “Bonkers”, “primitive” and “unscientific” are words used to describe it by one of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) … Continue reading

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women’s rights & gender equality

Nigeria’s bill targeting FGM is a positive step, but must be backed by investment Women walk in the city of Kano in northern Nigeria. It is estimated that a quarter of Nigerian women aged between 15 and 49 have undergone … Continue reading

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