Government officials had been in talks with the kidnappers — known as bandits — following Nigeria’s third school attack in less than three months.
Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has struck a civilian vehicle going to a wedding, killing at least 15 people, almost all of them women and young girls.
“My dad always tells me that to work with a woman tennis player is a lot trickier and a lot more mental because I do think that there are a lot of issues that girls go through, especially when they are adolescent,” said Sania.
The second edition of Sharjah’s first ever female-only obstacle race, ‘Challenge Accepted’ was a resounding success, with 530 girls participating in the individual and team events that were held at the Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) headquarters in Al Bdai’e.
Fifteen guides of the Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG), aged 12 to 18 years, successfully participated in the 30-km, recently in Dubai Prime Medical Junior Race 2019.
Karishma Ali started her high-altitude sports club two years ago with 60 girls aged between eight to 16, and now has nearly 150 members who ski, play volleyball and cricket as well as football.
The project is funded by a US$1m grant from Sharjah Charity House to provide education and boarding facilities to 360 girl refugees at the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement in Kenya.
“Don’t abandon us!” That’s the message I’m getting from brave, educated Afghan women — as the Pentagon advances the date for the final troop withdrawal from Afghanistan to mid-July.
Harry and his wife Meghan are joining activist Malala Yousafzai in a video chat about the challenges girls face in accessing education amid the coronavirus pandemic.
To the Taliban authorities...reverse the de facto ban on girls' education and re-open girls' secondary schools immediately," Yousafzai and a number of Afghan women's rights activists said in an open letter published on Sunday.