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Violence against women: a weapon of war

Dominic MacSorley | 10 December 2015 | 0 Comments

As this year’s 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence draws to a close, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on the connection between increasing global conflict and rising levels of violence against women.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, gender based violence, 16 days of activism, gender equality, 16days, GBV

Shamed and blamed: protecting the rights of pregnant girls in Sierra Leone

Amy Folan | 25 November 2015 | 0 Comments

Being a girl in Sierra Leone comes with enormous insecurity and risks. With one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world, the most significant challenge facing girls is the barrier to education if they become pregnant. Concern’s National Education Coordinator in Sierra Leone, Amy Folan, looks at the issues around this, and advocates for stronger policies to protect the right to education for all girls — pregnant or not.

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Topics: sierra leone, gender based violence, 16 days of activism, gender equality, 16days, GBV

16 days of activism: learners not brides

Lincoln Ajoku | 25 November 2015 | 0 Comments

16 days of activism is an annual campaign running from November 25 to December 10 that focuses on ending violence against women and girls globally. It aims to raise awareness of the human rights violations suffered by women and girls around the world. To mark this initiative we’re focusing on the progress being made in Malawi to empower young women and girls through education.

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Topics: malawi, gender based violence, 16 days of activism, gender equality, 16days

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