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INTERNATIONAL: We Stand with the Kidnapped Girls of Nigeria
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Source: Miami Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                             As president and founder of the South Florida Girl Up, a club of teenage activists in Florida for the Girl Up Campaign of the United Nations Foundation, I want to add my voice to that of other activists with whom I've collaborated to create and support the first clubs in Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia.

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NIGERIA: The Girl-Child and Challenge of Toilet Facilities in Public Schools
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Source: allAfrica                                                                                                                                                                                                                     16 year-old Anjola Olude (not real names) is a SSS2 student of Igboora High School located in Ibarapa South Local Government of Oyo State. As a young girl, she knows the importance of her health and the many hazards of toilet infection hence she is always very careful in using public toilets. Anjola is a very brilliant student who is always eager to learn. In her School like many public schools, the toilet facility is not in place.

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NIGERIA: The Protocol On Women’s Rights: Between Practices And Provisions
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Source: The Nigerian Observer                                                                                                                                                                                               "Harmful practices" means all behaviour, attitudes and/or practices which negatively affect the fundamental rights of women and girls, such as their right to life, health, dignity, education and physical integrity.

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INTERNATIONAL: Does Gender Sensitisation Work?
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Source: openDemocracy                                                                                                                                                                                                       
The strategy of gender sensitisation encourages critical reflection on prevalent assumptions to mount a challenge to gender stereotypes. Can it undermine embedded beliefs? The success of gender sensitisation programmes in contexts such as Zambia is an urgent question.

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AFRICA: Focus On Gender - the Opaque Language of Gender Studies
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Source: allAfrica                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Top development journals are largely managed and written by academics from the global North, a recent study claims. When it comes to scholarly texts on gender and development, this is certainly true.

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INTERNATIONAL: Gender Equality Takes Center Stage — but Will Resources Reach the Grassroots?
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Source: Devex                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A month ago, London drew the world's attention to sexual violence in conflict, with former United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie leading a huge public campaign to end impunity.

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INTERNATIONAL: Too Many Girls’ Lives are Still Being Destroyed by FGM & Child Marriage
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: The Economist

FIRST the good news: according to a report published on July 22nd by UNICEF, the share of the world's girls who are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) is around a third lower today than it was three decades ago.

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ZIMBABWE: ‘Not Ripe for Marriage’ Campaign Launched
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: Nehanda Radio

Real Opportunities for Transformation Support (ROOTS), a youth driven organisation advocating for economic justice for young people will be launching a campaign to end early, forced child marriages in Zimbabwe.

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LIBERIA: Women Reinforce Campaign to End Violence Against Women
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: allAfrica                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says it takes seriously, the high prevalence of various forms of violence against women and girls in Liberia.

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ZIMBABAWE: Everyone Can Help, Says Caroline Maposhere
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: allAfrica                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Those of us who have been fortunate enough to get an education know the power that education has to transform life.

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