This year as well, ADEA joins the UNiTE “Orange the World” campaign, which will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls. According to the United Nation’s agency for gender equality (UN Women), violence affects one in three women worldwide.
Nairobi, 19th November 2015 - The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) are collaborating to launch a competition from Thursday, 19th November to Monday 21st December, that seeks to identify innovative programmes that have advanced girls’ secondary education. This initiative is in tandem with ADEA’s contribution to facilitating the transformation of education and training to drive
Girls are more likely to be married off before their eighteenth birthday than enroll in secondary school in an “alarming” 26 countries, a global charity said.
Niger, where 76 percent of girls marry before they turn 18 and only 10 percent enroll in secondary school, topped the list compiled by CARE International, followed by Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Somalia.
“Girls shouldn’t be walking down the aisle in greater numbers than into secondary school classrooms,” Helen Pankhurst of CARE International said in a statement.
“We need to know why the government still taxes sanitary products on luxurious, non-essential grounds, but not helicopters, the maintenance of our private jets, or crocodile steaks,” Laura Croyton wrote in the Change.org campaign she launched in March 2014.