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Aminetou Mint Moctar: The Woman Campaigning to End Gavage

is head of Association des Femmes Chefs de Famille (Association of Women Heads of Household). This is a women’s rights charity in Nouakchott, the Capital of Mauritania. Her organisation is campaigning to criminalise a tradition thought to affect 75% of Mauritanian girls as young as five in rural areas, and

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What Is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature. This can be a whole range of behaviours – it may be sexual comments or jokes, sending or displaying pictures or videos of a sexual nature, or physical contact that is not wanted. People can be sexually harassed by strangers or

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Is Internet Access A Human Right?

(Listen to this article on the Sky Alpha Breakfast Show) WHY IS INTERNET ACCESS IMPORTANT? Access to the internet is crucial today. Access to Wi-Fi networks and to a mobile internet connection aids education, business and information sharing nationally and globally. In today’s world, it is almost essential to be

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Can Shackling Someone Help Solve Their Mental Health Problems? (Ghana)

In Ghana, people suffering from mental health problems have historically been sent to prayer camps as a method of treatment. In these prayer camps, they are often shackled to trees and left there.  Sometimes for years on end. The year 2017, the government of Ghana pledged to enforce a ban

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