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A Note on the Abduction of Nigerian School Girls

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To all our supporters and fellow girls’ education advocates: News broke today that Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of more than 270 school girls in Nigeria — and that they have every intention of selling those girls, Continue reading

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South Sudan Conflict Causes Over 1 Million People To Be Displaced

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As violence continues in South Sudan, the greatest locations of concern are the remote areas. As the rainy season approaches, it brings with it a new challenge of getting food, vaccines, and other supplies to these areas urgently. According to Continue reading

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Update on South Sudan Situation

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[Note: This post was written on 7 Feb 2014. It is not intended to provide an ongoing look at the crisis in South Sudan. For that, we've provided a list of resources at the bottom of this page.] Since mid-December, Continue reading

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Youth Migration, Education in Growing Economies & More

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Tackling Iron Deficiency Amongst World’s Poorest Special new breeds of a drought-hardy grain may help reduce iron deficiency among the world’s poor. Iron deficiency anemia is the world’s most common nutritional disorder. The World Health Organization says half the pregnant Continue reading

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Banda’s Success in Malawi, Help for Sudanese Infants & More

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President Joyce Banda Shows Malawi the Way Joyce Banda is the first female southern African head of state. Following Bingu wa Mutharika’s rule, Banda has been able to bring the country back from a failed economy and has re-established respect Continue reading

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Importance of Midwives, The Burka Avenger & More

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The Importance of Midwives During Conflicts In conflict zones, getting the basics, such as food, water and shelter, is an ongoing struggle. For pregnant women, it is even more difficult. The environment makes complications more likely, as medical centers are Continue reading

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War’s Effect on Children, India Lunch Tragedy & More

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FGM Statistics are on the Decline According to a major new report released yesterday by UNICEF, although 125 million girls and women are still subject to FGM, the numbers are decreasing. Currently, there are 29 countries in Africa where FGM Continue reading

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Aid in South Sudan, Agency for African Women & More

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Afghan Girls Learn to Speak for Themselves In a country notorious for few women’s rights, girls are learning to speak up. In rural villages, steeped in traditions that limit girls to being second-class citizens, women are breaking the barriers by Continue reading

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Reflections on Malala Day at the United Nations

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The day started in a room packed with youths from all over the world, with speeches by Gordon Brown and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. And while both were great, the reason we were all gathered in that room in Continue reading

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South Sudan’s Independence, Uganda Gets Creative & More

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South Sudan Marks Two Years of Independence South Sudan has been independent for two years as of today, but there are still many challenges the young nation faces. Aid agencies say that they require US$485 million to help around three Continue reading

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