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Part 2

And I’m back, and the work week has ended. Oh thank God.

As I was saying, the main area of contention amongst those against this practice is that it is performed on an infant, without having a concrete reason behind it. 731 more words

Behind the Walls

I have borrowed the words of a great singer, Tracy Chapman, “Behind the Walls”. This somehow already points to what I would like to share in this first blog. 936 more words

Women's Rights

Part 1

10 minutes to midnight and I’m starting on a post when I’m dead beat and probably ought to be sleeping. But I’d like to stick to something for a change. 275 more words

Because I Am A Girl 

It’s our day! Yes, as a female, lady and woman-becoming I’m excited about this day which has been set aside to recognise our sex.

“The theme for this year’s International Day of the Girl Child is “Girls Progress = Goals’ Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement”, is a call for action for increased investment in collecting and analyzing girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data.

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Humanitarian Services

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child

October 11th is recognised annually as the International Day of the Girl. As the United Nations and other organisations work to reduce the gap between the male and female gender, the African Youth Corner is also making efforts to ensure that girls have access to their rights and other basic social amenities. 444 more words


Her Tears



tears of the young.

Blacked out and faded

her head just hung.

Restrained down from leaving

from even moving

they say tradition and religion… 165 more words


Indonesia in new push to eliminate female genital mutilation

Tunyati, the mother of a 7-month-old girl, had her daughter circumcised as soon as she was born and is convinced that she was fulfilling an Islamic religious duty. 651 more words