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2013 VOF Week 3

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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»

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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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Empower a Girl – Watch her change the World!

Ten year old Rani starts her day early at five in the morning, to finish all the household chores, take care of her two year old brother when her mother makes it to the brick factory all for a meag … Read More»

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Let's Remove the Black Mark by Moving on and Fighting, Together!

We were almost home, back from school. Walking up the street and having a happy conversation we did not realize the person riding on a bike from behind until he got very near. … Read More»

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Education Is Our Key

Education, its definition is so easy to understand yet so difficult to explain. This is because the exact meaning of education may vary from one person to another. … Read More»

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My late mother told me that early in life she was denied education because she was a girl-child. it was her brother, the only male child that was given the privilege of education. … Read More»

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My problem, my solution... 2013 VOF Week 3

My family consists of my father, three wives and thirteen children. I am the eleventh and last of my mum who is the second wife. … Read More»

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“Too old to learn? Do women “age-out” of their opportunity for an education?” [2013 VOF Week 3]

My community of women and girls live in a refugee settlement in Uganda, they live there because of the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). … Read More»

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Rising Expectations

25-year-old Ratha Nadarajah(not real name) is sixth of 10 children of a poor family that live in conflict affected Northern Sri Lanka. … Read More»

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