#Girls & Women

  • Article: Kenya's President Vows to Push for More Women in Power, Tackle Child Marriage, and End FGM
    Girls & Women

    Kenya's President Vows to Push for More Women in Power, Tackle Child Marriage, and End FGM

    June 4, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Compulsory schooling, for example, would help boost girls' opportunities. Read more

  • Article: Living Off Trash: South Africa's Waste Pickers Recycle up to 90% of Plastic and Packaging
    Environment

    Living Off Trash: South Africa's Waste Pickers Recycle up to 90% of Plastic and Packaging

    June 3, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Despite the valuable service reclaimers provide, they are stigmatised. Read more

  • Article: Schoolgirls Used As Human Shields In Congo Due to 'Magical Powers'
    Girls & Women

    Schoolgirls Used As Human Shields In Congo Due to 'Magical Powers'

    May 28, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Girls were armed with brooms and put on the frontlines, say charities. Read more

  • Article: Violence Against Children Is on the Rise in Tanzania
    Girls & Women

    Violence Against Children Is on the Rise in Tanzania

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 22, 2019

    Cases of child rape have tripled between 2017 and 2018. Read more

  • Article: How This Genocide Survivor Works to Empower Rwandan Women
    Education

    How This Genocide Survivor Works to Empower Rwandan Women

    May 22, 2019|Voice of America

    Safi Life provides university scholarships to genocide survivors. Read more

  • 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