End Child Marriage

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The AU's End Child Marriage Campaign launched in the Islamic Republic of The Gambia

 

“We can't afford to allow child marriage to hold back our beautiful girls any longer……Eliminating child marriages should be our priority, to allow young girls to develop and contribute to development.”

Day of the African Child 2016

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African youth to African leaders: “You must do more to end conflicts in Africa”

Results of pan-African poll released on the Day of the African Child

GAMBELLA (Ethiopia) / Dakar / Nairobi, 16 June 2016 – African leaders are not doing enough to stop conflicts in Africa, said two-thirds of the nearly 86,000 youth surveyed in a recent mobile-based poll conducted in nine African countries.

Malnutrition

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Nutrition education is the key to ending malnutrition 

Thirty-four year-old Binta Jallow, mother to seven months-old twin girls, Ruggi and Mamakawly, agonized over the poor health of her daughters. Neither of the babies was eating properly and both were losing a lot of weight, despite all of Binta’s home-based attempts to bring them back to good health.

“One had sores all over her mouth and the other had diarrhoea, so eating was difficult for both of them. Finally, I knew that I had to take them to the hospital,” said Binta, a mother of 10 children from Nyamanar village in the Upper River Region (URR). “Of all my children, these two are the first to lose this much weight.”

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