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Lack of proper health care facilities for female sterilization in India

Women in rural India continue to lack access to proper family planning services. This issue came under spotlight with the tragic death of 16 women who were sterilized in a health camp in the northeastern State of Chhattisgarh in November 2014. 421 more words

India

As long as They are Mopping Floors before School in the Morning, the Girls keep that 1.5

There has been quite a bit of disgruntled messages around, about the 1.5 points given to every girl to boost entry to public universities. 1.5 was a bonus in addition to the girl’s UACE individual examination scores, an affirmative action scheme that was started to increase the number of female undergraduate entrants into the university. 506 more words

Reviews

Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Originally featured in Huffington Post here.

By Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Sarah Degnan Kambou

“I was in the field when they came. They came out of nowhere and they took me away, into the bush. 783 more words

Reflecting On Events

The War at Home: Enduring Evidence

This post was written by Stella Mukasa.

When my colleague asked me if I had any questions for the woman before me in a hospital bed, her skin taut and raw from the burns, I could barely speak. 849 more words

Herstory

6 out of 10 men in India are violent towards partner, reveals study

Six out of 10 men in India have acted violently against their wives or partners at some point of time, with those facing economic woes more likely to perpetrate violence, says a new study highlighting prevalence of intimate partner abuse released today. 285 more words

End Child Marriage: Girls Hold the Key to the Future

With their boundless potential, adolescent girls can be many things—but being a bride against their will should not be one of them. Adolescence is a time of learning, self-discovery, socialization, maturation, and fun. 669 more words

Featured Organizations

“We need to look at the positive deviants.”

Last week, my roommate L told me about a research dissemination meeting to be held in Kampala. The research study was on girls’ dropout and pregnancy in the West Nile Region. 694 more words