Tag Archives: Girls

When I was seventeen (a poem by me)

TweetWhen I was seventeen I opened my eyes to reality, because I cut my hair and boys kept telling me to be more feminine even though I was wearing a dress, as if to say I didn’t deserve the right to call myself a woman if I wasn’t girly enough in society’s eyes. When I [...]
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Nigeria’s failure to its women and girls

TweetThe Sharia Conflict in Nigeria has witnessed confrontations between the Muslim majority and Christian minority since 1999. Sharia law was established in several Northern states oppressing the Christian minority and causing significant outbreaks in the region. The Islamist Boko Haram group started an armed rebellion against the Nigerian secular government in 2009, causing the death of almost 4,000 [...]
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In Ethiopia, church bells ring for women and girls

TweetReligious leaders in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church are raising awareness against violence against women and girls among their peers and in schools, while offering training for survivors. Cross-posted from UN Women “As a priest, people listen to me and that gives me a position to speak out against gender-based violence,” says Melakesina, priest and head [...]
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Mexico’s Pending War against Rape

Tweet (Trigger Warning) Of the many problems my country faces, violence is undeniably the worst of all. Nonetheless, not all problems make it to the headlines as frequently as others, such as the cases of rape. And if they do make it to the headlines, it’s often by judging characters and not the root causes [...]
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Unresolved business: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (UNICEF)

TweetAs many as 30 million girls are at risk of being cut over the next decade if current trends persist, says UNICEF in its most recent report on FGM/C. A total of 125 million women and young girls suffer the consequences of FGM/C as a result of social convention practices which are far from being [...]
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