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‘Sex for grades’ culture in West African universities exposed
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Politics and Society ‘Sex for grades’ culture in West African universities exposed

A BBC documentary titled ‘Sex for Grades’ has exposed the extent of systematic sexual abuse against female students in West African universities. Although cases have been reported they are almost always dismissed due to lack of evidence causing an endemic that has left students vulnerable and unprotected.

Zimbabwean scholar Tererai Trent among the first ten life-size statues erected in New York to honour women championing gender equality
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Africans rising Zimbabwean scholar Tererai Trent among the first ten life-size statues erected in New York to honour women championing gender equality

Tererai Trent is among ten women including media mogul Oprah Winfrey, conservationist Jane Goodall, activist Janet Mock and chemist Tracy Dyson whose statues have been unveiled in New York. The women are being honoured for their contributions towards gender equality by Statues For Equality

Lisa Chiriseri: The young activist working to eradicate pit latrines in schools
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Africans rising Lisa Chiriseri: The young activist working to eradicate pit latrines in schools

Access to education is a basic human right but many young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Zimbabwe still struggle to get access to learning opportunities because of many barriers. FACEZ (Fund a Child’s Education Zimbabwe), an education fund is helping underprivileged children to get access to education, and improving toilet facilities in schools. Led by Lisa Chiriseri, a young activist, the project currently supports over 90 learners.