SIWO Global News 29th August 2018 #135

Knowledge is Wealth

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Theresa May Visits Nigeria on her 3-day African Trade Tour

The second country Theresa May is visiting in Africa is Nigeria, she met with President Muhammadu Buhari and both leaders signed a security partnership aimed at fighting the militant group Boko Haram.  They plan better training  for Nigerian soldiers and use of anti-terrorist propaganda techniques developed in the UK.   She said, “We are determined to work side by side with Nigeria to help them fight terrorism, reduce conflict and in the long run, lay the foundations for future stability and prosperity that will benefit us all.”

Masai Woman on a mission to stop FGM in her community through education

Agnes Parieyo is a women’s rights activist who uses wooden models to educate people on the harm done by female genital mutilation.  She grew up in the Masai community and  told her friend she would not be cut but later on a visit home, she unwillingly agreed to undergo this procedure.  She then made up her mind to rescue girls.  The wooden dolls show the different degrees of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and its effects.  Most of the people she talks to are not educated and she finds that once they actually see the model they never forget unlike just telling them about it .  School visits and talks to the elders of the community have made a great difference to decrease in number having FGM.  Girls have ran away from home, to the community-based organisation Agnes runs, they get education and many are aspiring to have professional careers and are going back home to educate the younger children.

Inspirational Story



#SIWO Global GNEWS #135

Contents- BBC NEWS

SIWO Reporter: Susanna Dziwoshie

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