Sierra Leone Lifts School Ban on Pregnant Girls

Pregnant girls in Sierra Leone will now be able to attend school At the end of March, a 10 year ban preventing pregnant girls from attending school and accessing education was lifted in Sierra Leone. This is a fantastic step in the direction of gender equality across...

Britain’s First All-Asian Girls’ Cricket Team

Zainab from Bats, Balls and Bradford Girls. Earlier this year, the BBC made Bats, Balls and Bradford Girls, a documentary about Britain’s first all-Asian girls’ cricket team, following them during their last summer of training together. Having started the...

Somali Girl’s Death “Compensated” for with 75 Camels

A Somali woman walks alone in central Mogadishu. © 2013 Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch In February 2019, 12 year old Aisha Ilyes Aden was abducted from her local market in Northern Puntland, Somalia. She was cruelly raped and murdered by her abductors. Three...

The Gendered Dangers of Brexit

Image from The Telegraph. The UK left the EU at the end of January, more than three years after the controversial Brexit referendum. This signalled the beginning of what will be another long process of negotiations, with current EU rules and regulations only...

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