Who is bullying the girls in Nigerian schools?
23 April 2022 | 12:49 pm
GirlZOffMute's Angel Onyi Unigwe, a well-known child actress in Nigeria, has been figuring out who is bullying girls in schools. Some teen girls from various schools in Lagos blame boys and teachers. They told her that bullying had affected their self-esteem. Have you ever been bullied, and if so, how did you manage it?
9 Mar 2021
It’s tough being a girl in India. But in a highly patriarchal society, the "Pardada Pardadi" school offers many girls the hope of emancipation. Thousands of them receive free education, hot meals and healthcare. The "Pardada Pardadi" school wants women to be brought up with a feminist mindset and to take their rightful place in the country's future. Our reporters take you to discover a school like no other that’s changing the lives of young Indian girls.
9 Apr 2021
The Brave Girls were losing courage just weeks ago, on the verge of breaking up and abandoning their dreams of K-pop stardom after years of going nowhere. Then a pseudonymous YouTuber called Viditor uploaded a compilation of them performing on South Korean army bases -- and saved their careers.
1 May 2021
More than 20 girls undergo 5-day ICT training in Lagos
2 May 2021
Women's soccer is taboo in Cape Verde. With a bold initiative, the Maracanã Association promotes social and sports inclusion. Their approach empowers girls from low-income families to make their dreams come true.
12 May 2021
Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest attack in a year outside a girls' school in Kabul. At least 50 people died in a bombing, mostly students, and about 100 were injured.
3 Aug 2021
Teenage girls in Kano, a socially conservative Muslim city in northern Nigeria, are learning robotics, computing and other STEM subjects in an innovative project to "open their minds". In a part of the world where many girls are expected to marry young and their education is not prioritised, these girls are being supported in their endeavour to develop skills and independent thinking by their parents and even by a member of the local emir's traditional court
20 Aug 2021
As concern grows internationally about an expected clampdown by the Taliban on women's rights, students at one girls’ school are "happy" to be returning. Schools in Herat faced long closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing security concerns over Taliban advances before insurgents finally captured the city on August 12. The school's director says it reopened on Monday and students are attending class, with more of the girls wearing the hijab and choosing conservative dress than before the Taliban takeover.
28 Aug 2021
Twins Aminata and Ramatoulaye Diaw have impressed Senegal by achieving their baccalaureate at the age of only 13, a new record in the African nation.
28 Aug 2021
The Taliban say they will not stop girls from going to school, but experts say it is hard to trust them. For young girls, who have just started school and had never seen the Taliban, it is a difficult situation.
25 Aug 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris says the US will find new ways to "raise the pressure on Beijing", accusing China of bullying in the hotly disputed Asian waters for the second time in two days. China claims almost all of the resource-rich South China Sea, through which trillions of dollars in shipping trade passes annually, with competing claims from four Southeast Asian states including Vietnam. Harris made the comments on a visit to Vietnam to stress US commitment to Asia, a trip critics have slammed as tone-deaf given the parallels with the superpower's evacuations from Saigon and Kabul.
27 Sep 2021
Even though the Taliban's reliance on foreign aid money could moderate their stance toward women, higher education for girls and women in the country still faces many challenges.
With the Taliban now in power for more than 100 days, women and girls in Afghanistan are still waiting to hear officially if they can return to work and school. Also, how do we flip the script when it comes to gender violence and teach men and boys to act appropriately? Annette Young talks to Michael Conroy, the founder of Men at Work, an UK organisation which offers training programs to foster violence-free relationships for men and boys.
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An Alabama ban on the provision of gender-affirming medication for minors has been blocked by a federal judge. Transgender rights have become a bone of contention for right-wing Republicans.
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The war in Ukraine is having a drastic impact on Africa. Prices for wheat, gas and gasoline are at record highs. Crisis regions could see things get worse than they already are.
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The Ukrainian resistance in Irpin played a key role in holding off the Russian advance on the capital Kyiv during the first few weeks of the war. But the middle-class commuter town paid a heavy price. More than 300 civilians were killed and tens of thousands fled. Now, more than a month after the Russian withdrawal, residents are beginning to return to try to rebuild their lives. Reconstruction is slowly getting under way, but an estimated €800 million is needed to build new homes. FRANCE 24's Nadia Massih, Bastien Renouil and Raïd Abu Zaideh report from Irpin.
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Known as the burial place of Achilles, the barren Black Sea rock has become the site of fierce combat between Ukraine and Russia. Snake Island has strategic and symbolic importance dating to the Soviet era.
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Mali's military junta has announced it will be exiting a multi-national military force tackling an insurgency in West Africa's Sahel region.
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People in Germany consume an average eleven kilos of chocolate each per year. But few think about the conditions under which cocoa beans are farmed. Child labor has been a problem for decades. But why? And what can be done about it?