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16 Days of Activism: Why it matters for South Sudan

Dominic MacSorley | 10 December 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year, from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day), a global campaign takes place to challenge the scourge of violence against women and girls. Reflecting on a recent visit to South Sudan, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley takes a closer look at why it matters.

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Topics: south sudan, gender based violence, gender equality, GBV

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

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