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In April 2014, 276 girls were kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School in the town of Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria. Though 57 girls escaped, 219 are still missing.
The conviction and imprisonment of 21 female protesters, including seven girls, has been condemned by human rights activists.
Violence against girls and women is all too prevalent across the globe – and increases during and in the aftermath of emergencies – says World Vision
Police arrest almost 100 girls a day in England and Wales, figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today (19 March).
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System has announced a one year independent inquiry into girls in the penal system.
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The UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, has reported that 2016 has become the deadliest year yet for people crossing the Mediterranean.
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