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School girls in Sierra Leone
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Behind Closed Doors: Schools, Teenage Girls and Ebola in Sierra Leone

As schools closed because of Ebola get set to re-open in Sierra Leone, Jamie Hitchen looks at one group that won’t be returning to the classroom – pregnant teenagers – and the possible long-term implications.
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Aid to help women in Africa undermined by jargon

International donors have sought to improve the social, political and economic position of women in Africa through an approach known as “gender”. A new Counterpoint publication from Africa Research Institute – Talking gender to Africa – argues that this strategy is failing. The...
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Talking gender to Africa By Henrietta Miers

The donor-driven gender strategy is failing. Its jargon is ambiguous and easily misunderstood and it fosters inaction on the part of patriarchal African governments.