At the vocational training centre where he is studying, there is “a lot of abuse” in the form of sexual harassment, often perpetrated by young men, says Elijah Chipise, 20. “There is clear evidence of sexual harassment, which is not reported or documented,” he says.
“In my culture, when a man rapes you, they must take you as their wife,” Irene Asibazuyo, 16, explained. “Otherwise, your family risks being cursed or struck by a bad omen.” Her childhood ended abruptly when she was raped by a man who later vanished, during a visit to her uncle in nearby South Sudan.
To mitigate global climate change, twelve-year old activist Yola Mgogwana makes eco-bricks with rubbish and encourages her peers to emulate her actions. She epitomizes #GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable, this year’s International Day of the Girl theme.


UNFPA to co-convene Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise

12 November 2019
High-level Conference on ICPD25 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking International Conference...