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Twelve-year-old girl champions against early pregnancy

<b>MOCIMBOA DA PRAIA, Mozambique</b> — Josefina, a 12-year-old girl living in Mozambique, wanted to leave school behind and become a mother. This was until …

Women as weapons of war

<i>“You can only die once. If I stayed on the truck they would kill me. So I jumped.”</i><p><b>— A kidnapped 14-year-old girl from Chibok, Nigeria</b><p>The first …

Left behind: Inheritance practice in West Africa leaves women with nothing - Women’s Media Center

Left behind: Inheritance practice in West Africa leaves women with nothing<p>Bimbatta Niamey, a poised and soft-spoken woman from West Africa’s Burkina …

One in 7 women risk dying in childbirth in Ebola-hit countries

LONDON (Reuters) - The rate of women dying in childbirth in West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic is soaring, with as many as one in seven at risk of death as fear of contact with bodily fluids prevents people helping them, aid charities warned on Tuesday.<p>The United Nations Population …

Disease

FGM: Frightened Girls Undergo Tribal Circumcision Ceremony in Kenya [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

Reuters photographer Siegfried Modola gained access to a circumcision ceremony in rural Kenya for young girls of the Pokot tribe, in Baringo …

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How Girls Are Barred From Nigerian Schools

Olawale Abosede stood shoulder to shoulder with four other shy young Nigerians – all of them school girls – to tell the reporters and camera crews …

Infographic: how data is helping to stop violence against girls

To tackle rising HIV infections, countries in sub-Sahara Africa have devised six tech innovations to stop violence against girls<p>In 2007, the government of Swaziland, Unicef, and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention collaborated on a study focused on sexual violence against girls.<p>The …

"Waylowaylo": Changing attitudes on girls' education to delay marriage in Senegal

To celebrate International Human Rights Day on 10 December, <i>Girls Not Brides</i> member Tostan and Venice Arts, in collaboration with the Sundance …

Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of child soldiers — teenage boys dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — is commonplace in South …

How a Nigerian school girl escaped Boko Haram: Is Washington still concerned?

Saa, who uses a pseudonym to protect her Christian family back in Nigeria, leaped from her captors' truck and ran through a deep forest to safety. …

Nigerian Government Moves For Death Penalty Against Child Marriage?

A 14-year-old Nigerian girl accused of murdering her 35-year-old husband by putting rat poison in his food could face the death penalty, Nigerian …

Keeping All Girls in School is One Way to Curb Child Marriage in Tanzania

“You cannot continue with your education. You have to get married because this man has already paid dowry for you,” Matilda H’s father told her. …

The South African HIV scientist who gave girls back control of their bodies

Quarraisha Abdool Karim has won a top science prize for her work protecting women from HIV in South Africa<p>Last weekend Quarraisha Abdool Karim, one of South Africa’s top HIV researchers, became the first woman to receive a US$100,000 (£62,000) prize for developing world scientists. The prize is a …

Nigeria Says It Has Recaptured Chibok, Home of #BringBackOurGirls

The Nigerian government said it has driven Boko Haram out of Chibok, the town where the militants had kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April. Boko Haram had returned to Chibok and seized it last Thursday along with several other towns. But just two days later Nigerian security forces flushed …

Africa

Child Marriage in Bangladesh - Young people demand their rights | DW | 24.02.2014

Global 3000<p>Child Marriage in Bangladesh - Young people demand their rights<p>It's legally banned but tolerated; the UN estimates that worldwide 35,000 …

Child Marriage

When does spanking a child become abuse? - CNN Video

Adrian Peterson case exposes America's blurred lines between discipline and abuse

Indictment of Vikings star brings pressure to revisit state laws ‘As a country, we’ve drawn the line in a rather vague place’<p>Jeb Lund: Adrian Peterson and what our fathers did to us Vikings suspend Peterson indefinitely over allegations<p>Reggie Bush, the Detroit Lions running back, called in to a …

Nepal's chaupadi tradition banishes menstruating women – in pictures

Women who practise chaupadi must sleep in sheds or outbuildings while on their period. They have little contact with others and minimal protection from the elements, causing some to die from illness or exposure

Women still face great wall of discrimination in China

When Zhou Yuxia, 24, returned to Beijing after studying in the United States, she had real trouble securing a job. She had the right qualifications for the positions she was looking for -- she just wasn't a man.<p>"I was on a job hunting site and saw this ideal position as a marketing manager. One of …

From Slum Girl to World Chess Prodigy

Phiona Mutesi began playing chess because she wanted the free meal the programme offered. She is now a world prodigy and was named a Woman Candidate …

Nepal's living goddess who still has to do homework

<b>Samita Bajracharya is a 12-year-old Nepalese girl who lives with her family, studies hard, and enjoys playing a Nepali version of the lute. But until recently she was also worshipped by people who believed she was a reincarnated goddess.</b><p>Along a busy thoroughfare in Lalitpur, near Kathmandu, a …

Ethnology

How One Young Woman Escaped Childhood Abuse and a Forced Marriage

<i>by Adam Grannick for the Moral Courage Project</i><p>Nashwa el-Sayed grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, in a violent home. Her father and stepmother both beat …

8 Truths About Violence Against Girls. Plus Who's Fighting It And What You Can Do

Saturday marks the third annual International Day of the Girl Child, and the UN is focusing this year's advocacy efforts on preventing acts of violence against girls.<p>The sensitivities around the issue make it such that we may not even know the true figures. Experts point out that girls are often …