Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Community urged to give girl child education priority

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Annastazia Fredy

With the Lake Zone ranked among areas with the highest cases of female genital mutilation and teenage pregnancies, a call to enhance girl’s education hoisted the banner of this year’s International Day of Girl Child marked in Mwanza at the regional level at the weekend.

The worst victims being young girls in poor rural areas across the Lake Zone regions, the zone, according to researches, also leads in sexual violence and school dropouts, a situation that calls for collective efforts to address it.

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