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Tanzania: 55,000 Schoolgirls Pinched, Prodded and Expelled for Pregnancy
World  (tags: humanrights, world, africa, Abuse, pregnancy, education )

- 1695 days ago -
More than 55,000 Tanzanian schoolgirls have been expelled from school over the last decade for being pregnant, perpetuating their vulnerability and poverty, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) said on Thursday. From the age
Breast Ironing, a Painful Practice for Cameroon's Girls
World  (tags: World, Cameroon, girls, sexuality, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, breast ironing, mutilative practices, deformities, pain, petition )

- 2839 days ago -
Breast ironing affects as many as one in four girls. Some mothers massage hot grinding-stones into their daughters' chests, while others pound the tissue with heated plantain peels. Sometimes, women rub kerosene.
Rapid Pupulation Growth Threatens Development
World  (tags: Kenya, population growth, development, contraceptives, stock-out, pregnancy, avoid, IUCD, reproductive health, NCAPD )

- 2988 days ago -
NAIROBI, Mar.15 (IPS) - Margaret Atieno, a 38-year-old mother of six, says she wanted to avoid her last pregnancy. But consistent stock-outs of contraceptive devices at her health care center in rural Siaya, western Kanya, gave her no choice but to fall
Under the Bombing, a Girl Named Hope
World  (tags: Gaza invasion, pregnancy, birth, women )

- 3370 days ago -
Fatima al-Zaid, 34, gave birth to a baby girl at her home in Khan Younis during the offensive. She was able to reach hospital the next day, and her daughter lived.
Kurds Tackle 'Honor Killings' of Women
World  (tags: pregnancy, before marriage, extramarital affair, can be, grounds for, killing a woman )

- 3880 days ago -
Honor killings, driven by the view that a family's honor is paramount, are an ancient tradition associated with Kurdish regions of Iraq, Iran and Turkey as well as tribal areas in Pakistan and some Arab societies.Civic activists welcome the regional gover

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