LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
Somalia, May 26, 2016
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Girls’ education
Less than 1 in 5 primary school teachers in Somalia are women, less than half of girls in Somaliland attend primary school. Fatima is a graduate of a course in leadership that hopes to increase female head teachers and professional role models for girls.
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Burundi, May 13, 2016
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Young people
Alfred (24) is a force of positive change in a country with ethnic and political turmoil. He is part of a peacebuilding programme, where peer educators speak with young people about the issues that they face and try to ease some of those tensions.
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May 13, 2016
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Cash transfers: what’s gender got to do with it?
Two assumptions are heard repeatedly: giving benefits to women will result in better outcomes for children, and transfers will increase women’s empowerment. But are these assumptions based on evidence?
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Ethiopia, May 24, 2016
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Baby WASH
There is a link between child stunting and lack of access to toilets. Baby WASH – interventions aimed at reducing baby’s contact with feacal matter – may be one of the key “missing pieces” in reducing stunting and improving early childhood development.
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