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Date: 03/01/2017
Source: NewsDeeply
Type: In the News
Outsiders see Nairobi’s second-largest slum, Mathare, as a dead end. But a program that offers kids training in photography and filmmaking gives girls the chance to dispel the myth and show Mathare as a place of hope. Just across Thika highway from the green glade of Muthaiga’s elite golf club, Nairobi’s second-largest slum, Mathare, is home to around 600,000 people. Cut off from the city’s main...
Date: 03/01/2017
Source: Front Page Africa
Type: In the News
The Government of Liberia in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a 4-year programme aimed at the reduction of teenage pregnancies in the South East counties. The “Empowered and Fulfilled Programme” funded by the Swedish Government will complement other on-going Reproductive Health, Gender and livelihood related projects supported by UN agencies in Grand...
Date: 03/01/2017
Source: The East African
Type: In the News
Islamists and secularists are virtually at war in Sudan over a recent newspaper article on the condom usage and the concept of the faithfulness among couples. And the author of the article, Ms Shamail Alnour, is in deep trouble. Radical Islamists, led by cleric Mohamed Ali Al-Gizoli, want her charged with apostasy. The crime is punishable by a death sentence in Sudan. Ms Alnour's article had...
Date: 03/01/2017
Source: New York Times
Type: In the News
Jhay-ar Tumala remembers sitting in a pew in Manila’s Quiapo Church, holding a sealed envelope with his H.I.V. test results, and praying. He was 19 and had been having sex since he was 15. “I didn’t know anything about H.I.V. or AIDS,” Mr. Tumala, 23, said last week. He does not remember reading about it in the papers or learning about it in school. And he had used condoms only intermittently....
Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Dhaka Tribune
Type: In the News
The bill drew criticism from various quarters for allowing child marriage in the name of 'special cases'  The government has passed a controversial law allowing marriages of underage girls and boys in ‘special cases’, ignoring repeated calls of the rights groups.   The ‘Child Marriage Restraint Bill 2017’ puts boys below 21 years of age and girls below 18 years in the underage category. Any...
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