gender-based violence

Girls' and Women's Education

POY Club Life Skills Enable Student to Avert FGM

February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), part of a global effort to end this long standing violation of human rights by 2030. We’d like to introduce you to Mariam — a courageous young secondary school student — to learn how she used skills and knowledge gained through our Waache […]

Girls' and Women's Education

Building a Community of Learners during a Pandemic

Recognizing the importance of education, volunteers in Ghana are stepping in to meet the challenges of this difficult year to help girls keep learning. The Kanania community in Ghana does not have a formal school, so children must travel to another town for school. But because of COVID-19, many students have dropped out. World Education […]

Girls' and Women's Education

Girls with disabilities learn new skills during COVID-19

The implications of COVID-19 for girls and women are undeniable. During this period, they are more likely to suffer gender-based violence and reduced access to health services. Among marginalized girls, girls with disabilities run an even higher risk of isolation, health and safety issues and barriers in accessing information and justice.  The Strategic Approaches to […]