Let’s Motivate Girls to Stay in School

Let’s Motivate Girls to Stay in School

Education is an area that culture and religious norms in Africa have offered little opportunity to the girl-child. This accounts for the larger number of female illiterates and one of the major obstacles to the socio-economic and political development among African women. Education is an important tool that empowers women. This, both the Cairo and Beijing conferences of the United Nations affirmed. It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of…

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Parents Condone Trauma of Child Brides

Parents Condone Trauma of Child Brides

In Ghana child marriage is a traditional practice found in almost every tribe. It has been established and practiced for decades and now seen even by this current generation as nothing “so-evil”. However, straying from this established practice and tradition may not be very easy as young girls continue to fall to men’s sexual desires. The Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) was right to describe the situation as endemic and called for…

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