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  • Eradicting female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone
    At the age of 16 Christiana was forced to marry a man older than her father and to take part in a secret FGM ceremony to initiate her into womanhood.
    News - 17-Apr-14
  • A safe space for girls to grow online
    Recent research found nearly 25% fewer women and girls are online than men and boys, and this gender gap climbs to above 45% in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa.
    News - 16-Apr-14
  • No child would ask for a life on the streets
    Ashraful wanted an education. For the 14-year-old opportunity lay in the metropolis of Dhaka, Bangladesh, but life on the streets was full of perils. The International Day for Street Children offers children the chance to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored.
    News - 09-Apr-14
  • Rwanda genocide: young filmmakers look to the future
    Young Rwandan filmmakers are coming together to mark 20 years since the end of the genocide as part of a Plan-supported film competition to promote reconciliation.
    News - 07-Apr-14
  • Mosquito nets saving lives in Burkina Faso
    On World Health Day 2014 and ahead of World Malaria Day we look at Plan's work to combat malaria in communities across Burkina Faso where Plan has distributed mosquito nets to over 7.6 million people, contributing to save children's lives
    News - 01-Apr-14

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