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African Perspective: Women's Rights as Human Rights
By Leonida Odongo - Kenya The Maputo Protocol outlines various rights in relation to women. These include Non discrimination against women where it calls for equality between men and women and integration of gender perspective in policy decisions, legislation, development plans and activities. Article 27 of the Constitution affirms the right of all persons to equality and... Learn More
Widows Refugee Village - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
©Farzana Hossen/British Red Cross - A woman walking through the widow's block. Khushida Begum, 45, lost her husband and her daughter in the violence in Myanmar. When she fled, she lost the rest of her family in the confusion. She has since been reunited with five of her children – but she has had no news of... Learn More
Meta Builds Tool to Stop the Spread of "Revenge Porn"
Getty Images; NBC News By Olivia Solon December 2, 2021 - Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has worked with the U.K.-based nonprofit Revenge Porn Helpline to build a tool that lets people prevent their intimate images from being uploaded to Facebook, Instagram and other participating platforms without their consent. The tool, which builds on a pilot program Facebook started in Australia... Learn More
Coronavirus Drives Increase in Child Brides - Let Your Girls Grow Up! West Africa +
Fatouma speaks to mothers in a suburb of Niamey, the capital of Niger, in September, trying to convince them to heed her message: Let your girls grow up. By Danielle Paquette December 22, 2021 - KOIRA TAGUI, Niger — Fifteen women crowded in plastic chairs below an acacia tree, passing around a bowl of peanuts, all watching her. Was... Learn More
By Leonida Odongo – Kenya The Maputo Protocol outlines various rights in relation to women. These include Non discrimination against women Learn More
©Farzana Hossen/British Red Cross – A woman walking through the widow’s block. Khushida Begum, 45, lost her husband and her Learn More
Getty Images; NBC News By Olivia Solon December 2, 2021 – Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has worked with the U.K.-based nonprofit Learn More
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