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your girl did it mama

Going to school was a given for me since my mother knew the value of education. It was difficult seeing children my age stay at home and then getting married without qualifications. … Read More»

Nadz's picture

How My Voice Went Underground

Growing up in my small community in Kilmarnock, St. Elizabeth it was routinely accepted that success would come at a price. … Read More»

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The case of how my best friend and the most intelligent girl in my class was denied her dream of becoming a medical doctor was my first encounter with how social barriers can prevent girl child educat … Read More»

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I come from a polygamous family but it is something I would never advice any woman to settle for though I wouldn’t want to judge those who settle for that, but why bring this up here? … Read More»

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Je suis Mme Brigitte du groupe maman shujaa R. D. Congo. … Read More»

JOYCE KAFU's picture

Dear Primary School Girls in Kenya,

I hope this finds you well and busy with your books in order to attain good grades that will enable you to be admitted to good high schools. Work hard my dear sisters. … Read More»

rocio's picture

Speak Up

No amount of words will ever be enough to finish telling the stories of girls today and of yesterdays and their struggles to attain an education. … Read More»

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2013 VOF Week 3: Teenage Pregnancies Holding Back Young Girls Future

In all sense of the word she was like the sweet smell of a rose, no wonder aunt named her Rosie. We would play together over the weekends after a long week at school. … Read More»

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Ijime: Barriers to Girls’ Access to Education in My Community

Girls in my community, a small town called Awa-shi, Tokushima in Japan, face challenges that are not obvious to many people from outside. … Read More»

nnenna's picture

Breaking the Education barrier

My father married my mother in 1979, he brought her all the way from eastern Nigeria to Lagos at the age of sixteen, my mother was never educated by her parents, because of the “she factor”. … Read More»

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