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Girls’ Education in Nigeria

By Selma Nawrozzada   GIRLS’ EDUCATION IN NIGERIA   One of the most significant tools to empower girls within their family and community is education. Education is recognized as a fundamental human right. Gender inequality in education however remains a huge concern. Despite several national and international legal instruments such as the Strategy for the Acceleration …

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Interrogating the socio-legal concept on domestic violence against men in Nigeria: The need for progressive approaches

By Godfree Matthew Esq. African societies are generally considered as patriarchal in nature. This presupposes that men usually exercise dominance over women in such societies. In Nigeria, male dominance is adjudged to be a normal way of life that accords with African value-systems. This perception is further accentuated by the influence of culture and religion …

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Health Services and Education: Impact of unaddressed inequalities on people living in rural communities

By Kean Smith   The theme of World Health Day 2021 is “[b]uilding a fairer and healthier world”.  This theme encompasses Goals 3 and 10 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).  The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages[1] and …

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Tek-Gungu: Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence – Perspectives from Northern Uganda | Philipp Schulz

Book Comment By Leonie Fach & Tamia Brito   On 25th February 2021, Philipp Schulz presented his book “Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence – Perspectives from Northern Uganda” (2020) at an event organised by the Gender Centre of The Graduate Institute. Through this publication, Schulz disseminates the seldom-heard marginalised voices and perspectives of male …

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Water and Education Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic – The Gender Left Behind

By Cynthia Atuchukwu   Water & Uganda Water is Life. It is an essential natural resource, yet about 2.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water (see Appendix I), and 785 million people living in rural areas lack access to it.[i] The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Africa, whose …

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Sexual Violence issues in the Kivu Province – Democratic Republic of Congo

By Lejla Bešić This article will present the ongoing issue of sexual violence against men during conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It will explain brief historical facts followed by the sexual violence issues men and boys encounter, including statistics and how the issues are being tackled. To understand how the civil wars …

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The Cost of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Education

By Melissa Philippou During the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has forced governments in 188 countries to temporarily close down their educational institutions, heavily disrupting the education and learning process of more than 1.7 billion students across the globe[1]. In commemoration of the International Day of Education, it is important to identify, analyse and evaluate …

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Raising Awareness of the Barriers Children with Disabilities face to Access Quality Education on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

By Melissa Philippou 3 December 2020 Today, approximately 15% of the world’s population, over 1 billion people, live with some form of disability[1]. Every year, the 3rd of December marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)[2], a day aiming to promote the wellbeing and rights of persons with disabilities and to raise awareness …

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