#Girls & Women

  • Article: Malawi Just Carried Out Its First Ever Brain Tumour Surgery
    Health

    Malawi Just Carried Out Its First Ever Brain Tumour Surgery

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Feb. 20, 2019

    But the country still falls short of the recommended one neurosurgeon to every 100,000 people. Read more

  • Article: The UK Is Committing £500,000 to Help Empower Women Through Work
    Citizenship

    The UK Is Committing £500,000 to Help Empower Women Through Work

    By Imogen Calderwood|Feb. 7, 2019

    “We're tapping into previously ignored talent, addressing gender inequality… helping our economy." Read more

  • Article: Arrest of a Johannesburg Teacher Shines Spotlight on ‘Pandemic’ of Sexual Violence in South Africa’s Schools
    Girls & Women

    Arrest of a Johannesburg Teacher Shines Spotlight on ‘Pandemic’ of Sexual Violence in South Africa’s Schools

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Jan. 31, 2019

    The teacher will appear in court next month. But the issue is so much bigger than one case. Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone Bans FGM in Clampdown on Secret Societies
    Girls & Women

    Sierra Leone Bans FGM in Clampdown on Secret Societies

    Jan. 28, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of FGM in Africa. Read more

  • Article: The UN Is Investigating a 'Surge' in Female Genital Mutilation in Uganda
    Girls & Women

    The UN Is Investigating a 'Surge' in Female Genital Mutilation in Uganda

    Jan. 25, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The UN estimates that about 200 million girls and women worldwide have undergone FGM. Read more

  • Article: British Schoolgirl 'Scared' to Go to School on Her Period After Teachers Wouldn't Let Her Use the Loo
    Water & Sanitation

    British Schoolgirl 'Scared' to Go to School on Her Period After Teachers Wouldn't Let Her Use the Loo

    By Imogen Calderwood|Jan. 15, 2019

    She was reportedly left bleeding through her clothes on two separate occasions. Read more

  • Article: Girls Are More Likely to Die in Countries Where Gender Inequality Persists
    Girls & Women

    Girls Are More Likely to Die in Countries Where Gender Inequality Persists

    By Joanna Prisco|Nov. 1, 2018

    In countries with high instances of unequal treatment, young girls are at risk. Read more

  • Article: Teen Girls and Boys Don't Have Equal Access to Mobile Phones Worldwide
    Girls & Women

    Teen Girls and Boys Don't Have Equal Access to Mobile Phones Worldwide

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Joanna Prisco|Oct. 25, 2018

    Many parents discriminate against their daughters when it comes to cellphone use. Read more