Tag: Girls

Sort: Date | Title | Random
View:

356 Views

Pakistan: Girls’ Education

The Pakistan floods of 2010 have destroyed countless schools throughout the country. But the rebuilding has presented an opportunity for change in traditional attitudes towards girls' education. UNIA Programme # 1...

317 Views

Solomon Islands: Uprooting violence against women

United Nations - At least one in every three women and girls will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Even in such remote places as the Solomon Islands – an apparent island paradise in the so...

324 Views

Nepal’s sanitation campaign

United Nations - Estimates indicate that globally some two and a half billion people have no access to a clean toilet – that’s one in every three people. In rural Nepal that number can be much higher according to the...

2.25K Views

Bangladesh: Seeking justice

United Nations, February 2011 - In Bangladesh, many young women are striving to break down traditional barriers. But for some, this comes at a high price. We take you to this South East Asian nation where one woman's...

264.07K Views

Sosan’s Story: Domestic Violence in Afghanistan

United Nations, New York, August 2009 - 21st Century (show 33) - Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, targeted violence against women in Afghanistan is back at an alarming level. Women of all ages are enduring b...

577 Views

Rebeca: Standing Up for Girls’ Rights in Tanzania

Rebeca Gyumi is the Founder and Executive Director at Msichana Initiative, a Tanzanian NGO which aims to empower girls through education and addresses challenges which limit girls’ right to education. Ms. Gyumi challe...

453 Views

Empowering Women and Girls in the Central African Republic

Gladys Ngwepekeum Nkeh is a United Nations Police (UNPOL) officer from Cameroon, working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. She coordinates with local communities in CAR’s capital, Bangu...

1.45K Views

Haiti: The Enemy Within

It can happen anywhere, anytime. In Haiti post-earthquake, no woman or girl is truly safe. This past January, a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the Caribbean island of Haiti. Millions are still homeless. B...

541 Views

India: Managing Menstrual Hygiene

United Nations - Young girls in India are struggling to get an education due to the lack of facilities and understanding about their monthly menstruation. Combined with a social stigma that has been handed down for ge...

353 Views

Nepal: Too young to marry

Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young....

1.11K Views

Mozambique: Losing Out

United Nations - Child marriage not only violates the human rights of girls, but also gravely threatens their lives, education, and future prospects. When girls are married, they are expected to begin childbearing whi...

211 Views

Cameroon: Habiba’s Challenge against Child Marriage

In Cameroon, one out of every three girls is married before the age of 18. Married at 14 against her will, Habiba, now 17 years old, is determined to help other girls stay in school and follow their dreams. (Video cou...