Women and girls hold the key to ending gender-based violence

By Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women February 14, 2016 We live in a world of misplaced priorities, a world in which 60 million girls are not in school. The majority of these girls are from poor communities and three quarters of them belong to ethnic, religious, linguistic, racial, or other minorities….

Priority Africa Network on the Garissa attack and one-year since Chibok girls’ abduction

The following statement is a statement from Priority Africa Network (PAN), reposted with permission. Solidarity in face of Garissa Attack & One-Year Anniversary of Chibok Girls’ Abduction Africa’s children were once again sacrificed Thursday, April 2, 2015 with the attack at Garissa University College in Kenya by religious extremists. As we mourn with the parents…

FIDA Nigeria on the abduction of school girls

The following is a statement from FIDA Nigeria, reposted with permission. PRESS RELEASE ON THE ABDUCTION OF SCHOOL GIRLS BY BOKO HARAM The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria wishes to express with grave sorrow her utter horror at the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents, particularly the latest strategy of killing children and…