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Even before the civil war began, education was out of reach for most children and only 35% of students are girls
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The Chibok abductions drew global outrage. CCTV's Clementine Logan takes a look back at how those events unfolded - and how their story brought international attention to the threat posed by Boko Haram.
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Today marks 500 days since the Chibok girls were kidnapped. Relatives of the missing schoolgirls are expected to hold a youth march and candle-lit vigil in the Nigerian capital Abuja. Muslim and Christian prayer services and a tree planting ceremony will
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Nigeria's military knows where the more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram are but has ruled out using force to rescue them. Nigeria's military knows where the more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram are but has ruled out using force to rescue them.
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International Day of the Girl Child is designated by the UN as a day to recognize girls' rights and the unique challenges they face across the world. The issue is especially poignant in Nigeria, where many schoolgirls abducted by militants last year, have
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Raising awareness of the plight of girls in Zimbabwe
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The International HIV Aids Conference is under way in the South African coastal city of Durban. The United States has dedicated funding specifically to address the high HIV infection rate among women and girls in South Africa.
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A former teenage mother in Uganda is giving young women a second chance by teaching them self-sustaining skills. Many girls who fall pregnant while still at school stop studying. They're often rejected by family and friends, and have few people to turn to
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Education remains a serious challenge for teenage girls across many parts of the developing world - and it's especially true in Tanzania. One American NGO estimates that just 4-percent of girls in the country complete secondary school. And it's determined
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Nigeria has been reflecting on the United Nations Day of the Girl Child. While the world marked the day on Tuesday, Nigeria still struggles with many barriers that affect the rights of young women in the country. Sophia Adengo reports from Abuja
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In Northern Nigeria, children brave violence every day just to get to school. The average girl stops attending class at the age of nine. But one woman is working to give Nigeria's girls the chance to learn, and ensure children get a quality education. She
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Nigeria is sending extra troops and planes to the North-eastern state of Yobe as the search for missing schoolgirls intensifies. During the weekend, the government announced that 110 girls are presumed to have been abducted. That's according to informatioFeatured