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More Than 100 Schoolgirls Abducted in Nigeria

More than 100 female students have been abducted from a school in the state of Borno in northeastern Nigeria. Militant Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram is suspected to have caused the attack. Gunmen reportedly entered the school’s hostel where the teenage girls were sleeping on the night of April 14th, ordered the students onto trucks, […]

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Exhaustion and Hunger Afflict Central African Refugees Arriving in Cameroon

The conflict in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) has displaced nearly 1 million of the country’s 4.6 million people. Of these, 300 thousand have fled the country while 650 thousand have been displaced within the country’s borders. Fleeing from violence and destruction, C.A.R. refugees have flooded neighboring Cameroon with more than 44,000 men, women and […]

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FIFA Ruling Increases Inclusion of Girls and Women in Football

In March 2013, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced its long-awaited decision allowing both male and female players to wear religious head coverings in international football competitions. This decision will give millions of Muslim girls and women around the world unprecedented access to play football. The ban on head coverings in international football has […]

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Senegal’s Major Problem With Forced Child Begging

While Senegal has attempted to address some of its huge number of impoverished families with healthcare funding, many of its children are still suffering in school. Human Rights Watch reported on March 19 that many children in Senegalese Quranic boarding school sare living in unsafe conditions and are exploited by their teachers, who force the […]

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ICC Fails to Convict Congolese Warlord on Sexual Violence and the Use of Child Soldiers

On March 7, 2014 Germain Katanga’s trial before the International Criminal Court (ICC) came to an end. In response to crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2003, Katanga was found guilty of war crimes including murder, attacking civilians, destroying property and pillaging, and as an accessory to crimes against humanity. Justice experts […]

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More Than 100 Schoolgirls Abducted in Nigeria

More than 100 female students have been abducted from a school in the state of Borno in northeastern Nigeria. Militant Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram is suspected to have caused the attack. Gunmen reportedly entered...
by Carla Drumhiller
 

 
 

Exhaustion and Hunger Afflict Central African Refugees Arriving in Cameroon

The conflict in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) has displaced nearly 1 million of the country’s 4.6 million people. Of these, 300 thousand have fled the country while 650 thousand have been displaced within the coun...
by Amanda Lubit
 

 
 

FIFA Ruling Increases Inclusion of Girls and Women in Football

In March 2013, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced its long-awaited decision allowing both male and female players to wear religious head coverings in international football competitions. This d...
by Amanda Lubit
 

 

 

Creative Programs Keep Myanmar’s Children in School

Myanmar is currently pursuing an aggressive course of education reform and restructuring, including reopening universities and investing in higher education. But one of the country’s greatest challenges as it moves forward wi...
by Alex Leedom
 

 
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Senegal’s Major Problem With Forced Child Begging

While Senegal has attempted to address some of its huge number of impoverished families with healthcare funding, many of its children are still suffering in school. Human Rights Watch reported on March 19 that many children in ...
by Alex Leedom
 

 

 

ICC Fails to Convict Congolese Warlord on Sexual Violence and the Use of Child Soldiers

On March 7, 2014 Germain Katanga’s trial before the International Criminal Court (ICC) came to an end. In response to crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2003, Katanga was found guilty of war crimes in...
by Amanda Lubit
 

 
 

Bilingual Educational System in Morocco Frustrates, Disadvantages Students

Morocco has recently undertaken a concerted program of education reform—taking loans from the World Bank for development, founding an education and training center for women, and creating a plan to promote women’s rights, a...
by Alex Leedom
 

 
 

Egypt Continues Crackdown on Young Protestors

Since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi last year, Egypt’s interim government has adopted a policy of harsh crackdowns on supporters of the former president, the assets of the Muslim Brotherhood, journalists, protestors, and others...
by Alex Leedom
 

 

 

Yemen Talks Coordination on Higher Education with other Arab Nations

Yemeni Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Hisham Sharaf met in Riyadh on Friday, March 14 with his Moroccan counterpart, Soumia Bankhaldoun to discuss cooperation on higher education between the two countries....
by Alex Leedom
 

 
 

“All Children Reading” Grant Competition to Fund Literacy Programs

In developing countries, one child out of every four remains illiterate. To facilitate literacy efforts, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with the Australian government and World Vision to announc...
by Amanda Lubit
 

 
 

Teachers Strike Delays Start of School Year in Argentina

In response to recent inflation, teachers unions in Argentina demanded a pay increase of approximately 35% for their members. Without an agreement between unions and the government, teachers went on strike on March 5th, postpon...
by Amanda Lubit
 

 

 

Indian Children Toil in Dangerous Coal Mines

Thousands of young children work in the coal mines of Meghalaya state in northeast India. Deprived of a childhood and education, they work in dangerous, unstable and uncomfortable conditions with the constant threat of injury o...
by Amanda Lubit
 

 
 

Myanmar’s Government Excludes Influential Education Group from Reform Talks

Myanmar is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Following the 2011 dissolution of the military junta that had controlled the country since 1962, the country has begun a process of democratization and reform. But now, just after ...
by Alex Leedom
 

 
 

Accusations of Millions Embezzled through Nepalese School Construction Projects

Nepal has become a leader in innovate education technologies in South Asia, allocating billions to provide its state-run secondary schools with computers and internet access. However, Nepal is also one of the most corrupt state...
by Alex Leedom
 

 

 

Liberian Teachers Demand Pack Pay from Education Ministry

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, public school teachers gathered at the Ministry of Education in the Liberian city of Sinkor to demand back pay from the government. The teachers allege that they have not been paid since their appointment ...
by Alex Leedom
 

 
 

Human Traffickers Exploit Syrian Children

In February 2013, Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (ISF) broke up a ring of child traffickers exploiting refugee children from Syria in Ras Beirut. These arrests called attention to the vulnerability of Syrian children ...
by Amanda Lubit
 

 
 

Indian Compulsory Education Law Designed Actually Shuts Down Schools

Hundreds of low-cost private schools in India, which have become increasingly popular, are now being forced to shut down as a result of a new compulsory education law, titled Right To Education. The law, as part of India’s pr...
by Alex Leedom