06-Oct-2014 to 10:38

Malawi First Lady gives 20 scholarships to disadvantaged girls

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi’s First Lady Getrude Mutharika has awarded scholarships to 20 disadvantaged girls to continue their secondary education.

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05-Oct-2014 to 11:50

Swaziland mulls monthly grant scheme for girls in AIDS fight

APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland plans to introduce a monthly incentive scheme under which adolescent girls would receive cash to keep them away from sugar daddies and prevent the spread of HIV, according to The Times Sunday.

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04-Oct-2014 to 20:46

Nigeria\'s First Lady wants harmful practices against widows abolished

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria\'s First Lady Patience Jonathan has called for the abolition of all harmful practices against widows in the country.

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30-Sep-2014 to 16:46

Malawi: Joyce Banda launches initiative for women, girls

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — A former Malawian President Joyce Banda has launched an Africa Initiative (JBFI-Africa) in the United States with focus on women and the girl-child.

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26-Sep-2014 to 15:55

S/Leone: Ex- poll chief resumes advocacy

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone's former head of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Dr Christiana Thorpe, has launched an advocacy NGO dedicated to "restoring" and "nurturing" the "dignity" of women and girls in her country.

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24-Sep-2014 to 14:38

Former Malawian leader lobbies for girls’ education

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Former Malawian president Joyce Banda has called for a holistic approach in strengthening the education system to ensure the needs of the girl child are catered for.

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22-Sep-2014 to 14:39

World leaders to intensify campaign for women’s welfare

APA – Dakar (Senegal) — World leaders meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York have recommitted themselves to intensifying the campaign to improve the welfare of women around the globe.

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